I pulled out of GF this morning and noticed there was blood shed in the road. Buzzards, a dog with a hunk of meat in it’s mouth. Let’s get this day started off right. Pulled into the little country church up the road and played a couple of songs. Good honest folks there, I’d say half of them haven’t truly been soiled by the Man Made Safety Net, called Religion. They’re starting to celebrate Christmas, I never cared to0 much for Christmas music. Too tied down I suppose. Ray Steven’s “Santa Clause Is Watching You” is an exception, however.
God, The Humms are to play in Athens tonight. I need to pack. Got packed, and I noticed there are about 15 broken amps in the studio, I think I need to give my man MR WEEMS a ring.
“Completely ace garage fun time with The Humms. Lead track “Are You Dead?” has a great surf feel to it with a brilliant pop chorus. Quite Pixies-like in it’s approach, but much more melodic with a few twists and turns in it like Mercury Rev on amphetamines – certainly far from the two-chord end of the garage spectrum. If there’s any justice in the world this would be a huge hit! “Do The Graverobber” is also totally great, as is the rest of this manic, wildly inventive and goddamn catchy-as-shit EP. Best thing I’ve heard in ages.”
THE SHEFFIELD PHONOGRAPHIC CORP – Sheffield, UK
“ARE YOU DEAD?” is currently out of print, although it is still available for DIGITAL DOWNLOAD