Lightning Cries

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    The Muggs
    Straight Up Boogaloo
    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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    This vinyl was pressed in Spain in 2015 & includes different front and back art work covers than the originally pressed US vinyl. Black vinyl.

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lyrics

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

credits

from Straight Up Boogaloo, 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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