Happy Birthday To Me
Kim Shattuck, vocals, guitar
Ronnie Barnett, bass, vocals
Roy McDonald, drums, vocals
"That Awful Man"
"Where Only I Could Go"
That Awful Man
All Blue Baby
My Crazy Afternoon
Is It All Okay?
I'm A Dick
Where Only I Could Go
You And Your Parrot
Keep Holding Me
The Best Time Around
- The Muffs follow the critically swooned-over Blonder And
Blonder with their relentlessly groovy third album, Happy Birthday
To Me. Featuring 15 new genius-level, roughed-up, sugar-pop-punk masterpieces
of angst, momentum, chrome-plated hooks and shout-along sincerity, this is
the album that will finally allow The Muffs to seize control of the
universe (or at the very least, your ears).
- Produced by the band themselves, Happy Birthday To Me
showcases yet again vocalist/guitarist/songwriter Kim Shattuck's
utter mastery of the three-minute-or-less pop song, ably abetted by the profoundly
rockin' rhythm section of Ronnie and Roy.
- A choice of single has yet to be finalized, but you can
expect a full-on promotional assault on behalf of the group. There'll be
a video, press, TV stuff - the whole nine yards.
- Ever and always one of the great rock 'em-sock 'em live
acts of this or any other era of world history (as anyone who's been watching
them tear up clubs in L.A. for years will tell you), The Muffs will
be power-chording their way across North America for the next several months.
Comments from Kim:
We finally decided on the title and it's a title that
I thought up (That's a first for me for album titles). It's going to be called
"Happy Birthday To Me." I guess I'll have to elicit a kiss from myself now.
I'm really relieved that it's settled now because it became so tedious trying
to squeeze a title out of everything that anybody ever said, funny or not.
The artwork is cool. It's hard to describe. You'll just have to wait. There
are 15 songs on the album and the first 3 are under 2 minutes long but they're
full songs with intro,verse, chorus,verse,chorus, bridge,solo,bridge,chorus,
repeat so I really don't understand how they turned out to be so short. I
think it's a good thing though and the album DOES clock in at around 35 minutes.