Sunday, August 9, 2015

CD Review: The Muffs Debut Release Gets A Second Chance With New Re-Issue

California in the nineties was a booming scene for many different types of music, but only a handful of music acts found their way to superstardom with radio-friendly hits. One band on the brink of breaking through was the female-fronted punk band The Muffs. They became college-radio staples with the minor hits "Lucky Guy" and "Everywhere I Go." On August 14th, Omnivore Recordings is re-releasing the debut album from The Muffs along with ten bonus tracks.

The original sixteen-song release begins with the quick, energetic "Lucky Guy," which seems to follow in the footsteps of early Blondie and lay the groundwork for future bands like Green Day and NOFX. The post-punk mainstream appeal is where many discovered The Muffs from the Fruitopia commercials. Inspiration from bands like The Runaways and Sonic Youth is heard in songs like "From Your Girl" and "Every Single Thing." Their pop sensibilities were present in songs like "Don't Waste Another Day" and "All For Nothing," but their passion for raw, garage rock took over as in "Another Day" and "I Need You." The bonus tracks issued with this release features the radio versions of this two well-known songs "Lucky Guy" and "Everywhere I Go," as well as eight tracks from their 4-track demos. To find out more about the new re-release of The Muffs' debut album, please visit

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