The Mummies, Never Been Caught

Ira Kaplan

By Ira Kaplan

on 04.22.11 in Reviews
The best sidewalk shovelers around.

In 1991, the Mummies opened for Mudhoney at Maxwell's on New Year's Eve. Four guys in filthy mummy suits, totally ferocious assault on '60s garage punk. It should be the kind of thing that can only work live, but "Your Ass (Is Next in Line)" and "Stronger Than Dirt" make quick work of that theory. Sidenote: I want to publicly thank them for helping me shovel the sidewalk in front of our house on their next visit to NYC, during one of the many blizzards of 1993.