Funky garage. Afrogaragemambo. Psychedelic voodoo groove. Oh dear...
The MUTANTS are a tough little bastard to exactly pin down what they're all about. But with music this cool, funky and with an all-out party on!-attitude you really shouldn't even care. The MUTANTS was originally started as an instrumental garage rock band in 1998. The members have an impressive history in UG indie bands such as Isebel's Pain, Sweetheart and Bomber. As The MUTANTS slowly began incorporating more rhythmic influences in their music, the line-up was fortified with a percussionist and a saxophone player. Some say the Finnish music scene would never be the same... The band released their first 7", "Le Mutant", in the summer of 2001 on a Finnish label Legal Records after which the band has released a bunch of singles and appeared on compilations worldwide. Tracks from the singles and some compilation appearances were put on one CD by the Greek label Green Cookie Records in 2002. The band also recruited a new drummer in the same year, diving deeper and deeper into the world of... well, whatever YOU want to call it. We don't have the slightest clue about what to label it.
The sound of The MUTANTS combines the fuzz of 60's garage, hints at psychedelia from the same era, funky rhythms from the 70's, plain damn rock 'n' roll, and all things in between the aforementioned into one hell of a hellraisin' good time. No wonder they're receiving praise from people in the know:
"Fun, funky, weird, and drunkenly eclectic. The fantasy of a dance party DJ familiar with everything from Dave "Baby" Cortez to Iggy to Manu Dibango damn near gets realized here." - The First Church Of Holy Rock´n´Roll, USA.
"If you took the soul of the Stax label, say Otis Redding, and swirled it in a blender with garage hypnotica, then crushed the resulting pulp with big drums and garage fuzz, you'd be close to the sound of this. - Reverb Central, USA -
The time to welcome the first full-length album by The MUTANTS has finally arrived. The disc is called "Voodoo Blues" and it contains 9 tracks of nothing less than the grooviest music ever laid on tape anywhere. Ever. Warn the neighbours, prepare your dancing shoes and fire extinguishers 'cause this stuff will not only set fire to your jukebox but the dancefloor as well. Btw, check out the single "High Ride" b/w "Innerspace Traveller" for some more groovy moments and good times!
2. High Ride
3. Voodoo Blues
4. Sin Hipster
6. Stampede Caravan
7. Southern Far Out
8. Papa Simba
9. Move Along!
Le Mutant / Indians 7" (Legal Records)
Funky Fidel pt 1 & pt 2 7" (Sörlem Baboons)
Mambo Mutant / Rustical Cuban Cigars 7" (Legal Records)
Monster Mutant split 7" with The Cannibals (Black Juju Records)
Hojo Hojo! split 7" with Nieminen & Litmanen (Sörlem Baboons)
Timba Am Gaya / Lai-thong 7" (Dull City Records)
Deathrace 3000 CD (Green Cookie Records)
High Ride/Innerspace Traveller Cds(Ranch )
Voodoo Blues CD (Ranch Records)
Galigula LAID-remix cds/12” (Ranch rec.)
Abnormal: guitar, organ
El Toro: guitar
Orb Sirius: bass
Jack Europa: saxophone
Don Hesus: percussions
Victor Stereo: drums