Born Ugly

by The Muggs

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    Born Ugly
    Release Date: 4/29/2011

    Born Ugly marks the 3rd full length release by the power trio from gritty Detroit,MI. USA
    It serves as a reminder that rock n roll is not dead, nor was it ever, considering their first 2 releases! Born Ugly, however, marks a sea change in the Muggs approach to songwriting and a change in their drummer as well, adding pro veteran Todd Glass into the mix as Matt Rost amicably stepped down as the Muggs drummer. Sure, Born Ugly has the same bombastic riff rock you've come to know and love from these Detroit boys, which is illustrated in the first two fiery tracks "Born Ugly" & "Blood Meridian"; but there is a deeper layer that is exposed in some of these 13 new songs(their longest LP to date!). "Sturm Und Drang" takes you on an sea adventure which is brooding and tiresome, the Muggs then effortlessly weave "Sturm Und Drang" into "Hats Off To Mr. Beardsley". "Hats Off" could easily be considered a progressive step forward in their songwriting as it frantically deals with the unknown. Who is Mr. Beardsley? "World Around" & "Last Words" depart from the old Muggs in so far as they are more tender and beautiful songs but the two songs never lose their urgency or potency. "Clean Break Blues" into "Notes From Underground" into "Dear Theo" is a slide guitar players dream come true. "Home Free" is a more melodic song, then hits you with a sweet, heavy guitar solo that brings to mind a feeling of majesty & redemption. "Losing End Blues" is more like the classic Muggs sound but with more musical richness as they have added harmonies in this song & more throughout this LP. "Kitchen Sink Blues" cannot be ignored for its' brilliant multi tracked solo that smacks of Queen all the way. But....I've saved the best song for last in "6 To Midnite"! Dannymuggs is perfect on this track vocally and instrumentally. Glass & DeNardo lay down a deep pocket which is unpenetrable while Methric sings about his curiosity with the Devil. The lyrical content is rife with sometimes esoteric analogies of world views, and at times, vivid imagery that takes the listener for a ride in the carousel of Dannymuggs mind. I guess the third time is indeed the charm you Muggs! Go out and get Born Ugly this instant!

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released April 29, 2011

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The Muggs Detroit, Michigan

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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