Man these dudes haven't come out of my player in the last three days. Calling the Motor City home... these cats ROCK!... ala Cactus meets Humble Pie. They are blowin off to Spain very soon on a tour. Tonymuggs tells me. When they come back, they start kickin out their second album. Visit their site. Here is a pull of 5 promo songs from their first release.
visit: www.themuggs.com or www.myspace.com/themuggs
by Gary Blackwell
Anyone who's seen The Muggs play out knows the trio's music is essentially a rock guitar clinic backed by a solid rhythm section. The band's forthcoming full-length CD isn't much different from the live sets (both in theory and in overall sound), serving as a Godsend for fans of blues-tinged nuggets in the vein of late 60's/early 70's stalwarts such as Bloodrock, Humble Pie and Free.
It's not a lie to say that Danny Methric's guitar chops are the focal point of the album, though drummer Matt Rost and keybassist Tony DeNardo serve up impressively thick slabs of rhythm to back him up. The band's at its best during the three-minute riff-fest "Gonna Need My Help," which couples a nasty riff with thumping bass and drums, Zeppelin-esque vocal wails and a goose-bump raising solo. "Rollin' B-Side Blues," "If You Please" and "White Boy Blues" show a dirtier, grooving side of The Muggs, proving that the band's got a sultry swagger to go with its guitar throttling bravado, as well.
Posted by wino at Thursday, January 04, 2007