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Muffs
Muffs
Muffs
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
 
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Long before Hole, Come, L7, or Babes in Toyland, L.A. songwriter Paula Pierce and her backing band, the Pandoras, were assaulting listeners with a grungy mix of female rage, growling guitars, and screaming vocals. Now, two...  more »

      
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All Artists: Muffs
Title: Muffs
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Reprise / Wea
Original Release Date: 5/11/1993
Release Date: 5/11/1993
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Style: Hardcore & Punk
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 093624525127, 093624525141

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Long before Hole, Come, L7, or Babes in Toyland, L.A. songwriter Paula Pierce and her backing band, the Pandoras, were assaulting listeners with a grungy mix of female rage, growling guitars, and screaming vocals. Now, two veteran Pandoras--Kim Shattuck and Melanie Vammen--have formed a group of their own called the Muffs and released an invigorating self-titled album. Like the Pandoras, the Muffs draw inspiration from early '60s garage bands, but their album isn't mired in the low-tech/no-tech production values that made the former group's records nearly unlistenable. Producers Rob Cavallo and David Katznelson give The Muffs a larger-than-life sound that emphasizes the Ramones-like drumming and relentless rhythm guitars, and Shattuck and Vammen score big with the simple hooks and sassy attitude of songs such as "Lucky Guy," "Saying Goodbye," and "Big Mouth." You'd have to reach all the way back to Blondie's Plastic Letters to find punkish power pop this endearing. --Jim DeRogatis

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CD Reviews

The Muffs, So Underated....
10/12/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The Muffs are definately one of the greatest pop-punk bands around. It is extremely evident in their first self-titled release.This is the kind of LP that you can't keep off the platter, and never sees the inside of a record sleave. This is a must buy for any punk rocker that claims to have taste. This band should soon recieve the credit they deserve for their inspiring female vocals and their catchy lyrics. Kim Shattuck's vocals and lyrics are a force to be reckoned with."
Best Rock-Pop Female Vocal Album of The 90s?
R. J Sepeta | 06/19/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I'm not kidding when I say these songs are as melodic as Sixties Pop from artists from the Beach Boys, Beatles, and Brill Bldg. But Kim and company rock as those has-beens never quite imagined. I doubt everyone will appreciate their fun, trashy style, but if you like music with beautiful chord changes, ear-splitting volume, hilarious lyrics, unforgettable melody, noise,undeniable good humor, and even that forgotten skill--harmony--get this CD--don't just listen to the digital amazon samples--and congratulate yourself on your eclectic and wise choice. I'm writing this review mostly because the Mufs have a new one out, but I saw only one other before this on their first CD, and I've enjoyed The Muffs music for nearly ten years..."
The Best Punk Pop out there!
Arthur Gutierrez | Los Angeles | 09/15/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This album far outshines anything that was outthere at the time...They kinda sound like Green Day, only better.
I only wish that they would tour more often!!!"