Friday, October 28, 2016


Knowing my predilection towards quick and easy posts and my willingness to just throw anything up here to keep this thing chugging down the road, I'm kind of amazed that I haven't ever posted the Mummies. It's such a no-brainer, particularly at Halloween.

One thing you need to get over about the Mummies is their get-ups. You might say that it's a gimmick. I say it's immaterial. If they want to get all tangled up in that shit, fine, good for them. How many of you wear the same stuff to work every day? Let's end it there. These guys are fighting the good fight. Raw garage, cheaply recorded. Not the retro every-detail-in-place type. More like the Wailers or Sonics playing a frat house after the school burned down, and the jocks and academics went running home to Mommy, leaving nothing but beer, busted up equipment and drunk horny kids. It is sloppy, it is of questionable fidelity, and it isn't for everyone. But I can get all up into this stuff. This kind of noise is humbling. It is so much the essence of what rock 'n' roll really is and should be, without regard to polish, it makes half of your record collection look silly.

The Mummies - Red Cobra No. 9 mp3 at Beware of the Blog
The Mummies - Shot Down mp3
at Beware of the Blog
The Mummies - Stronger Than Dirt mp3 at Beware of the Blog
The Mummies - The Frisco Freeze mp3 at Beware of the Blog 
The Mummies - Dangerman mp3 at ATumblr (?)
The Mummies - Your Love mp3
at Beware of the Blog
The Mummies - Speed Track mp3 at Beware of the Blog
The Mummies - (You Must Fight to Live) On the Planet of the Apes mp3 at Nuthouse Punks
Tons more:
The Mummies - Albums, EPs and all sorts of shit
at All I Want

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