Rock & Roll This, Rock & Roll That: Best Case Scenario, You’ve Got Mumps
Release date: June 4, 2021
The great lost album by the great lost band of the ’70s CBGB scene fronted by the original reality TV star Lance Loud.
Mumps were not your ordinary punk rock band. For starters, they had a genuine TV star as their front-man. Lance Loud and his family were chronicled in PBS’ 1973 docuseries, An American Family, widely considered the first “reality TV show,” set in Santa Barbara, California. The show was also where Lance revealed his homosexuality—making him a television pioneer on two counts. Along with his friend, keyboardist Kristian Hoffman, they formed Loud, and performed on The Dick Cavett Show, when Lance’s mother, Pat Loud, insisted on it, or she wouldn’t appear on the show to promote An American Family.
Driven by Lance’s fascination of Andy Warhol, the band moved to NYC, were one of the first bands to play at the legendary CBGB, and became regulars at Max’s Kansas City. Warhol became a fan, calling them one of the greatest bands of their time. They even opened for Van Halen at the famed Whisky A Go-Go in West Hollywood!
While their live prowess was never a question, Mumps only released two singles before disbanding, 1977’s “I Like To Be Clean” on BOMP!, and “Rock & Roll This, Rock & Roll That” on Perfect Records the following year. For the first time, a true Mumps “album” exists with the release of Rock & Roll This, Rock & Roll That: Best Case Scenario, You’ve Got Mumps, combining the 5 tracks from those singles with 9 tracks recorded between 1974–1979 compiled by the band’s Hoffman and drummer Paul Rutner. The CD & Digital program adds an addition 9 tracks, including 2 previously unissued tracks from the pre-Mumps band, Loud, which included future Patti Smith Group member Jay Dee Daugherty on drums.
Packaging contains photos, ephemera, and the Mumps story told via contributions from Hoffman, Rutner, bassist Joe Katz, and Pat Loud. So rocket back to the 1970s and experience your new favorite old band: Mumps!
I Like To Be Clean Just Look, Don’t Touch Crocodile Tears Awkward Age That Fatal Charm Scream & Scream Again We Ended Up Rock & Roll This, Rock & Roll That Anyone But You Forget-Me-Not Muscleboys Did You Get The Girl? Not Again Brain Massage Teach Me Before The Accident S.O.S. Dutch Boy Stupid Dance Tunes For The Undergods Photogenia Cha Cha Cha– Loud* Back In The Street– Loud*
I Like To Be Clean Just Look, Don’t Touch Crocodile Tears Awkward Age That Fatal Charm Scream & Scream Again We Ended Up Rock & Roll This, Rock & Roll That Anyone But You Forget-Me-Not Muscleboys Did You Get The Girl? Not Again Brain Massage