Straight Up Boogaloo

by The Muggs

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    The Muggs have returned with their 4th studio LP, Straight Up Boogaloo. On this killer new release, the band takes their signature sound in a new direction. Their versatility as great songwriters is evident as they tap into new musical territory yet continue to blow the roof off of the bar with their style of bluesy rock-n-roll!
    The album kicks off with the classic Muggs riffage of “Applecart Blues,” keeping the rock momentum on a steady course. After a pit stop in “Fat City,” Side A is rounded out by the one-two punch of the rockers “Lightning Cries” and “Spit and Gristle.” Side B kicks off with the sci-fi fueled “Roger Over And Out,” an opus inspired by the films of the one and only Roger Corman (see if you can list all the Corman films that get a nod in this jam!). The dark and dirty “Blues For Mephistopheles” worms its way into your ears before driving on into the next offering, a cover of the Black Sabbath Vol. 4 classic “Tomorrow’s Dream.” Closing out the record is the title track, a mid-tempo ballad that feels like the soundtrack of a small bar somewhere along a desolate, dusty highway road.
    The Muggs are releasing two bonus tracks(CD/Download only): A 12 minute version of the epic "Rattlesnake Shake" by the Peter Green era of Fleetwood Mac & a spirited version "Yer Blues" by the Beatles by way of the Rolling Stones DVD, "Rock n' Roll Circus" featuring The Dirty Mac.
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    Release date: 3/21/2015


    The Muggs have returned with their 4th studio LP, Straight Up Boogaloo. On this killer new release, the band takes their signature sound in a new direction. Their versatility as great songwriters is evident as they tap into new musical territory yet continue to blow the roof off of the bar with their style of bluesy rock-n-roll!
    The album kicks off with the classic Muggs riffage of “Applecart Blues,” keeping the rock momentum on a steady course. After a pit stop in “Fat City,” Side A is rounded out by the one-two punch of the rockers “Lightning Cries” and “Spit and Gristle.” Side B kicks off with the sci-fi fueled “Roger Over And Out,” an opus inspired by the films of the one and only Roger Corman (see if you can list all the Corman films that get a nod in this jam!). The dark and dirty “Blues For Mephistopheles” worms its way into your ears before driving on into the next offering, a cover of the Black Sabbath Vol. 4 classic “Tomorrow’s Dream.” Closing out the record is the title track, a mid-tempo ballad that feels like the soundtrack of a small bar somewhere along a desolate, dusty highway road.

    The Muggs are releasing two bonus tracks(CD/Download only): A 12 minute version of the epic "Rattlesnake Shake" by the Peter Green era of Fleetwood Mac & a spirited version "Yer Blues" by the Beatles by way of the Rolling Stones DVD, "Rock n' Roll Circus" featuring The Dirty Mac.

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released March 16, 2015

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The Muggs: Detroit's best known unsigned blues rock trio. If you like old school rock n roll ala Led Zeppelin, chances are you'll like our original blues rock songs.

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Track Name: Applecart Blues
Life is once you say
Breakdancin’ on my grave
I’m all alone it seems
Blind drunk and losin’ steam

* Yeah I’m gonna shake
down on my knees
dead on my feet

Carve my name in stone
This weredog’s comin’ home
Maladies unreal
And melodies to steal

* I’m gonna shake….

Desperation
Imagination
Choice Libation
It’s my inspiration

* I’m gonna shake…
Track Name: Fat City
I can do what you want
Run on down to fat city
If I do, If I do
I can play what you need
Fly me down to fat city
If I do, If I do

You can say at one time you’ve made it
Lyrics sink like a stone
It’s the fall that you later regret
Broke and unknown

Like a page out of time I’m faded
Yellow dusty and old
I could be what you want me to be
But no I wont

You can do what you want
Run on down to fat city
It’s a ruse
It’s a ruse

If its fame by design
You’re right at home in fat city
It’s a ruse
It’s a ruse

You can say at one time you’re famous
Ethics sink like a stone
It’s the fall that you later regret
Broke and unknown
Like a page out of time I’m faded
Yellow dusted and old
We could ne what you want us to be
But no we won’t

I can do what you want
Run on down to fat city
If I do, if I do
Track Name: Lightning Cries
The barren seas/ and azure skies
They play their tricks on me
Hard to analyze
The empty seats/ those vacant eyes
The willow weeps you see
And lightning cries
Nothing new

All I need/ is what I know
The records in between
Muscle shoals
Whitman reads/ O’Clementine
Western movement beat
Toe the party line
And lighting cries
Nothing new

* Ancient script inside the cavern walls
once a proving ground
bones across the floor
letters etched in steel
glowing coals inside my mind

Offend appease/ Amend define
Don’t play those games with me
I’d rather pay the fine
The statute leaks/ the eagle spies
The dove she sleeps you see
And lightning cries
Nothing new

*The odds don’t favor signs
the sods don’t know
eidetic fever dream
tearing down my door
letters etched in steel
glowing coals/ in my mind
Track Name: Spit And Gristle
So tired and sick of pretending
The truth is too hard to ignore
False information unending
Slander just to even the score

Make me think I’m unhealthy
Make me think I’m in need
Broken psyches unhinging
Indefinitely

*Oooh what a high it is
Oh what a lonely biz
Until it’s pointed at you

These lines are all that connect me
Instantly don’t make a sound
You think your piece can protect me
Well they’re layin’ all over the ground

Contentious crude and unholy
Help a neighbor in need
Slappin’ leather with Cochise
And watching him bleed

*Oooh what a high it is
Oh what a mighty biz
Until it’s pointed at you
Track Name: Roger. Over And Out. A
Bucket of blood/ the wild angels creep
Night of the blood beast
Humanoids from the deep
Women in cages/ comin’ up from the depths
Piranha rages/ Walter Paisleys’s the best

*Beast with a million eyes

Teenage caveman/ giant leeches feed
Drive-in dementia/ exploitation’s the key
Masque of the red death
Vincent Price isn’t dead
Big bad mama/ the trip screws with my head

*Beast with a million eyes
Track Name: Roger. Over And Out. B
Symmetry/ Got a hold on me

Sanity/ Is a mystery

Trinity/ Get’s the best of me

Destiny/ Be the death of me
Track Name: Blues For Mephistopheles
The dawn electric/ What the morning brings
The age of Methric/ How the night owl sings
The angels eulogize their pastor
Recognizing their master

Unschooled fanatics/ In a boxing ring
I choose to be/ The stone in Davids’ sling
The dark recalls the Devils’ laughter
Echoes of the sweet hereafter
Track Name: Tomorrows' Dream
Well I'm leaving tomorrow at daybreak
Catch the fastest train around nine
Yes I'm leaving the sorrow and heartache
Before it takes me away from my mind

Send me love and I may let you see me
Send me hopes that can spin in my head
But if you really want me to answer
I can only let you know when I'm dead

When sadness fills my days
It's time to turn away
And then tomorrow's dreams
Become reality to me

So realize I'm much better without you
You're not the one and only thing in my heart
I'll just go back to pretending I'm living
So this time I'm gonna have to depart
Track Name: Straight Up Boogaloo
My Type of blues drones on and on
I think the solo should service the song
Jimmy Reed is all to blame
Brownie Mcghee and Sonny the same

*I love the Kings/ Oh Lord they send me
B.B., Freddie and the Pres.
My type of blues flows on and on
May it stay that way

Yeah I’m kingbee/ You got to move
You can’s arrest me/ For playing this groove
But when you left me/ A dozen times
Drown in my blue moonshine

I’d rather sip on the gasoline
From the tank of a stretch limousine
Not much a fan of those modern blues
Gimme the Hook, the Wolf and some booze

*Yeah I love the Kings/ Oh Lord they send me
B.B., Freddie and the Pres.
My type of blues flows on and on
May it stay that way

From Bessie Smith to Mavis Staples
St. Louis Blues by W.C.
But when you left me/ A dozen times
Baby please don’t go

Some will say it all sounds the same
But not to me/ I’ll carry the flame
I’m just a Midwest boy at heart
But gimme a stage/ I’ll tear it apart

* I love the Kings/ Oh Lord they send me
B.B., Freddie and the Pres.
My type of blues rolls on and on
I hope it stays that way
I’m gonna miss you too
The Straight Up Boogaloo
It’s a Straight Up Boogaloo!