Those who have clerked in a record store (which, over the past decade, I can only assume is a dwindling number), can attest to extremely varied amount of divergent music they were turned onto via enthusiastic co-workers. The good, the bad and the ugly. I was twenty when I landed the gig and that’s where I got my first real taste of Sonny Rollins, the JBs, Smoke and the Rock*A*Teens. It is also where I learned about the sleaze…the trash rock — the A-Bones. In 2010 the band is probably more well known as the home of Norton Records‘ founders, but in hindsight they preempted numerous garage rock ‘revivals’ but a couple of decades.
I was just reminded of this piece of the bizarre. In the early ’90s the A-Bones composed the soundtrack to I Was A Teenage Mummy — “Mum’s The Word” kicked it off. A tribute to delinquent teenage rock & roll.
MP3: The A-Bones :: Mum’s The Word