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The Mummies


Death by Unga Bunga


Estrus Records


Death by Unga Bunga CD coverIf anything Death By Unga Bunga!! - The Mummies second foray into the digital age, holds up even better than the first: last year's cd version of Never Been Caught. Death By Unga Bunga!! collects together singles The Mummies released on various labels on cheap ass sounding vinyl - and while they've made no attempt to clean up the sound, it is quite a coup to hear this fuzzed out mess in one place without hunting and pecking, or killing your friends for the coveted original vinyl.

Sometimes bands put their best foot forward on their singles - it's also where they put their sweat and blood. This collection of singles is a more easily digestible nugget of fuzz as compared to Never Been Caught mainly due to the fact that each song seems to come from its own universe, each song then has it's own brand of fuzz to wallop your earholes - this adds variety. There also seem to be more originals which is cool - songs like I'm Gonna Kill My Baby Tonight, I'm Bigger Than You, Food, Sickles & Girls, (You Must Fight to Live) On the Planet of the Apes, and (Doin') The Kirk are all master Mummies' songs that should be in your collection.

You don't want to be one of the few who haven't heard The Mummies - so hop on it and check out Death By Unga Bunga!!

---Patrick, December 23, 2003