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Thursday, May 17, 2007

The Mummies - Death By Unga Bunga!!

You've got to wonder if the apocalypse is imminent, or hell has frozen over, or some other such monstrous tear in the fabric of the universe has occurred -- here in the year 2003, the Mummies, whose legendary loathing of digital technology was second to none, have not only launched an official Internet website, but they've actually consented to their second CD release. Death By Unga Bunga!! pulls together 21 songs from the titans of "budget rock" that previously appeared on hard to find and out of print singles, and thanks to the marvels of digital mastering technology, these recordings sound marginally less screwed-up than they did in their original cheap-jack vinyl pressings (though a few appear to have been pulled straight from the turntable). Serving up high-octane garage rock so gloriously crude that they made Thee Headcoats sound like the Poppy Family, the Mummies bashed harder than anyone on the scene, and their records captured the glorious sound of cheap guitars and cheaper PAs being pushed into the red zone by four beer-drunk lunatics dressed in Ace bandages. Add to this tunes like "Doin' the Kirk," "Food, Sickles & Girls," "I'm Bigger Than You," "(I Should Better Be Lookin' For) Dangerman," and "(You Must Fight to Live) On the Planet of the Apes," and you get one of the most brilliantly stupid (and stupidly brilliant) rock bands to ever walk the Earth. With the original pressings of these 45s long gone and fetching big bucks from collectors, Death By Unga Bunga!! may not be the coolest way to check out this stuff, but it sure is convenient and cost-effective, and stretched out into one big nonstop blast, this disc only confirms the utter rightness of the Mummies' low-tech assault upon the senses. Listen and be amazed. (Year of Release: 2003)

Track List:
1. Introduction To The Mummies
2. In And Out
3. Girl Like You
4. I'm Gonna Kill My Baby Tonight
5. I'm Bigger Than You
6. I Should Better Be Lookin' For Dangerman
7. Die
8. That Girl
9. Test Drive
10. Stronger Than Dirt
11. Food Sickles & Girls
12. Your Love
13. Down Home Girl
14. Doin' The Kirk
15. Babba Diddy Baby
16. That's Mighty Childish
17. Just One More Dance
18. House On The Hill
19. You Must Fight To Live On The Planet Of The Apes
20. One By One
21. Zip A Dee Doo Dah

Download: The Mummies - Death By Unga Bunga!! (58.9MB)

15 comments:

Fulhamx said...

Always loved the mummies, and this saves my precious vinyl, so many many thanks, great post

cooper said...

would it be possible to upload again?
the file is gone. thanks!

Rev. Billy Acid Bones said...

This doesnt work... and it bums me out greatly...

Anonymous said...

Damn,the link is gone : (

Zer0_II said...

I uploaded this album from a friend's computer. Unfortunately I never downloaded it myself, but fortunately I do have the album Never Been Caught, which I will upload within the next couple of days. I'll also see what I can do about re-uploading this album from my friend's computer once again.

Zer0_II said...

Sorry for the delay... I was finally able to re-up this for those who want it. Enjoy!

Anonymous said...

Awesome, I love you man.

Cory said...

Awesome, digging their sound at the moment, so this will go down nicely. Thanks a lot.

rancido said...

I was really looking forward to get my hands on this.Got two of their previous albums and im sure im gonna dig this one very much.Muchas gracias,man ; )

mysticeyes said...

Ha ha, the back of the LP said: Fuck CDs! Now the CD cover says: Fuck vinyl! These guys are priceless.

Zer0_II said...

Thanks for all the feedback everyone. I'll be posting another Mummies album, 'Tales From the Crypt', soon. Thanks Rancido for helping me find that, and for communicating in general with me about music.

wiff said...

raw and fantastic . thank you

Anonymous said...

Haven't heard this yet, but does anyone get the joke on the album title? When I was a youngster, I recall a certain dirty joke that was passed around about 3 guys who were being tortured by natives in the jungle. If I remember correctly, each one of the guys were given various choices of torture or 'Unga Bunga'. Not wanting to have to withstand more torture, each captive would choose unga bunga.

After each captive made a choice, they were led out to the jungle and anally raped. The remaining captives heard, but could not see what was happening.

Eventually, one captive was left and given a choice. After hearing the painful screams of the others, he told the natives he would just choose death.

The chief granted him his wish and said '...so be it! for you, we shall give you death! but first....UNGA BUNGA!!!'

Ahh..something like that anyway. I just remember laughing hysterically the first time I heard that. :)

Hopefully, this album is just as impressive as the story I just bored you with. ;)

Anonymous said...

The mummies are sensational, thank you for the chance to hear them.

Raw, out there and just plain fun


The mummies rule


Rhod

Anonymous said...

Thanx a lot!