Deb Frazin Photo Column—The Mummies

Punk band the Mummies playing live

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My ass is probably next in line to catch the Coronavirus, because I attended the Mummies show at Zebulon (hours before they finally went on lockdown). If it was any other band playing, I absolutely would’ve stayed home. But Cretin Hop was hosting Thee Cormans and my favorite garage punk heroes THE MUMMIES; and I just had to be there.

I skipped Thee Cormans because I didn’t want to be near anyone any longer than I had to (and I’ve seen them before). I got there fifteen minutes before The Mummies hit the stage. I took my place up front, listened to some of Roger Mars’s killer spins, and fifteen minutes later, I was in garage punk paradise! They played “Dirty Robber,” “Girl Like You,” “Stronger Than Dirt,” “Red Cobra #9,” “Uncontrollable Urge,” “Skinny Minnie,” “Test Drive,” “Planet of the Apes,” “Come On Up,” “I Don’t Like It,” and my favorite song, “I Should Better Be Looking for Dangerman.”

They wrestled onstage, insulted the crowd, fell down a lot, and there was a lot of broken glass all over the floor afterward. You know, a typical, wild Mummies performance! One last blast of fun before we all had to say goodbye to each other and go home to isolate.

Cretin Hop sure does know how to put on a great show. They never disappoint. You always get the best bands and the best garage-punk spins in the city! They’re at Zebulon now, and I’m looking forward to more Cretin Hop shows after this horrible pandemic is over.

Now sit back, relax, and enjoy The Mummies playing my favorite song: