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Never Been Caught

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Your Ass (Is Next In Line)
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Stronger Than Dirt
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Little Miss Tee-N-T
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Come On Up
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Sooprize Package For Mr. Mineo
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Rosie
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Shot Down
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The Ballad Of Iron Eyes Cody
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Skinny Minnie
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She Lied
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Red Cobra #9
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The Frisko Freeze
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Justine
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Mariconda's Friend Of Mine
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The Thing From Venus
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Shut Yer Mouth
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Jezabel
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Total Tracks: 17   Total Length: 37:05

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Review 28

Ira Kaplan

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04.22.11
The Mummies, Never Been Caught
1999 | Label: Telstar Records

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… read more »

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Feeling dirty never felt so good

Jennder

!!!

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The Best Band You've Never Heard

HalfCutHero

Seriously, just download the whole 17 tracks now. Scuzzy, dirty, filthy, childish, garage punk. This is the band you wanted to be in but were too chicken. The music you wanted to make but just couldn't. This album is rebellion pure and simple.

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it's the lp version!! be warned...

PanamaRed

the mummies came out with 2 copies of this album, one on LP format and one on CD, and both have differnt track listings. this is the LP format and beside it being a great good time, i still wound have liked to have been warned before i downloaded it. try to download "(you must fight to live) on the planet of the apes" somewhere. it was included on the orginal CD version but not on the orginal LP. trust me, it is well worth the viruses and spyware you will undoubtly pick up while downloading it. over all a great find and buy.

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The PRIDE of John Daly City, USA

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The PRIDE of John Daly City, USA

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rawr

mattyboyfloyd

*ewww* the white stripes *ewww* they're so refreshingly inept *ewww* they invented lo-fi *ewww* they look so cute in their pants *ewww* i never even heard of the royal trux or the gories or the billions of other bands that came waaaaaay before them ..... i bought this never been caught and a buncha mummies singles in the 1990somethings and i'm still trying to pull the switchblade out of my a$$. how much ray dennis steckler can a fella watch? geez guys!

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The Last Vinyl Album I Bought

batguano

The last vinyl ablum I bought new. This is like getting man-wrestled by a rowdie drunk dressed in filthy mummie rags, as Freddie Blassie yells at you both from the sidelines. Listen to the drums in "Stronger Than Dirt" -- you have never heard anything so gloriously inept and moronic.

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Insane!

carfare

This thing--17 slabs of fuzzy psycho-surf mayhem, recorded in ear-gouging I’m-so-high-fidelity--is just an obscene amount of fun. Don’t miss “Stronger Than Dirt.” Or “The Frisko Freeze.”

They Say All Music Guide

At a time when a lot of garage rock bands sounded like they were drowning in a sea of paisley and nehru affectation, the Mummies flipped the whole scene the bird with one of the most gloriously ugly garage albums ever, 1992′s Never Been Caught. Sounding like it was recorded in an acoustically untreated basement on equipment that might have been state of the art in 1947, Never Been Caught is one long blast of monophonic skwak, with the needles almost perpetually in the red as four guys in mummy outfits bash out crude ’60s-style rock about beer, babes, and open hostility on battered gear which was doubtless discarded by tone-deaf teenagers who got over their 15-minute delusion of possible future rock stardom in 1966. In case you haven’t figured it out by now, this album is, quite simply, a work of genius; Billy Childish was once quoted as saying the Mummies were nearly as good as the Damned in 1977, and while the two bands don’t have much in common musically, the Mummies certainly shared the enthusiastic carelessness and “Smash It Up” energy with the Damned Damned Damned-era punks, as they set out to blow up amps and knock over drum kits just cause it seemed like a fun thing to do. And after listening to it, damned if you don’t want to join in — Never Been Caught is a perfect reminder that once upon a time rock & roll was considered dangerous just for being fast, loud, and snotty, and if the Mummies never quite became the new leaders of America’s juvenile delinquents, it’s sure not because they didn’t try. In 2002, Telstar Records marked the tenth anniversary of this album’s release by issuing Never Been Caught on compact disc for the first time; hard to say how they managed to blackmail the CD-loathing former Mummies into consenting to such a thing, but thankfully the disc (augmented with five bonus tracks) sounds just as flat and distorted as the original LP…nice to know some things never change. – Mark Deming

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