The great lost album from the great lost band of the 70's CBGB scene, led by the original reality TV star Lance Loud.
This CD album includes photos, ephemera and the mumps story told through contributions from Hoffman, Rutner, bassist Joe Katz and Pat Loud. So rocket back to the 1970s and experience your new old favorite band: the Mumps!
The Mumps were no ordinary punk rock band. For one thing, they had a real TV star as their front man. Lance Loud and his family were portrayed in the 1973 PBS documentary series "An American Family," widely considered the first "reality TV show" and set in Santa Barbara, California. On the show, Lance also revealed his homosexuality - a television pioneer in two ways. Together with his friend, keyboardist Kristian Hoffman, they formed Loud and appeared on the Dick Cavett Show when Lance's mother, Pat Loud, insisted otherwise she would not appear on the show to promote An American Family.
Fueled by Lance's fascination with Andy Warhol, the band moved to NYC, was one of the first bands to play at the legendary CBGB, and became regulars at Max's KansasCity. Warhol became a fan and called them one of the greatest bands of their time. They even opened for Van Halen at the famous Whisky A Go-Go in West Hollywood!
Although their live qualities were never in question, the Mumps released only two singles before breaking up: "I Like To Be Clean" on BOMP! in 1977 and "Rock & Roll This, Rock & Roll That" on Perfect Records the following year. The release of "Rock & Roll This, Rock & Roll That" marks the first time a true mumps "album" exists: best case scenario, You've Got Mumps, which combines the 5 tracks from those singles with 9 tracks recorded between 1974-1979 and compiled by Hoffman and the band's drummer Paul Rutner. The CD & Digital program adds another 9 tracks, including 2 previously unreleased tracks from the pre-mumps band Loud, which featured future Patti Smith Group member Jay Dee Daugherty on drums.
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