HEAD Tribute Album – Mom’s Basement Records presents The Mugwumps

It’s a new week and it’s time for a new band announcement for the upcoming HEAD tribute album. We’re very pleased to have The Mugwumps from Austria on the tribute. The Mugwumps are one of the best bands from Europe and as you know from the tribute to the Manges that we released last year they do some killer covers.

Chris had this to say about the almighty HEAD “We love HEAD! And they are most likely our biggest influence right after the Ramones! There’s not a single HEAD song we don’t like, so we tried to choose one we thought we can play. 10 years ago we thought that tune is too slow…now we accidentally recorded it even slower. Sorry…we hope you don’t mind!”

The Mugwumps covered my (John) 2nd favorite HEAD song “Calvin and Susie” and they were the perfect band to cover it. Stay tuned for more band announcements. We’re not even half way through the bands yet and this thing is already shaping up to be one of the best tributes ever.

HEAD Tribute Album – Mom’s Basement Records presents Proton Packs

Moving right along with the HEAD tribute band announcements. We’re back with another Italian Band on the comp (half of the Mom’s Basement Records roster is from Italy so Is that a surprise at all?) we’re very pleased to announce that the Proton Packs from Siena, Italy is on the tribute comp! They are hard at work on their 4th full length Lp which will be out next year on the label.

Proton Packs chose “Gladys Kravitz” for their contribution and they had this to say about the mighty HEAD.

HEAD are an anomaly. In a pop punk world largely dominated by fake drum tracks, overdubs, studio gimmicks and autotune, they unapologetically continue to exist and play their own askew and unpolished brand of “street rock”, which is equal part garage punk and Ramonescore. Their lyrics are at times goofy and at times subtle. Their melodies are weird and unforgettable. That’s why we love them. We have no idea how they came up with this strange formula, and probably neither do they. They just do their thing and they don’t give a shit. And not giving a shit is as punk rock as punk rock gets”.

Their contribution is yet another killer on an album full of em, this makes 6 out of 24 announced. Stay tuned for another announcement in a couple days and more cool news to.

HEAD Tribute Album – Mom’s Basement Records presents Johnny Terrien And The Bad Lieutenants

The last band announcement of this week is one that we’ve been wanting to work with for a while now and we’re very stoked to have them on the comp. Johnny Terrien and the Bad Lieutenants are from Ontario, Canada and have been around for quite some time. They are HEAD fanatics just like us so they are right at home on the tribute compilation.

If you’re not familiar with them than you need to go out and check them out bc they are one of the best bands out of our neighbors in the north and are amazing. The almighty Vapids covered one of their songs so that’s saying something. The band even has a HEAD cover band called “Powerfist” so you know they belong here. They covered “Magic 8-Ball for the tribute comp and Joe from the band had this to say “It was probably the spring/summer of ’95. A bunch of records showed up in the mail that I had ordered from a label in Massachusetts called Skull Duggery. One of those records was HEAD’s Street Level Assault EP which was purchased on a hunch. Hearing Tireshredding knocked me on the floor! The whole record still blows my mind. We started our band immediately after hearing it. Still waiting to hear back from Ree Ree after sending him a demo tape all of those years ago!

Have a great weekend everyone and you can look forward to more announcements next week and a couple of other surprises.

HEAD Tribute Album – Mom’s Basement Records presents Geoff Palmer

Happy Monday everyone, we’re back today with another band announcement for the upcoming HEAD tribute. We are very pleased to announce that New England’s resident punk rock superstar Geoff Palmer is on the tribute comp!

He has been busy lately with his debut ep “This Ones Gonna Be Hot” and his debut full length “Pulling Out All Of The Stops” both of which were released on Stardumb Records a little while ago.

While he had help from all of the heavy hitters from that area (the legendary B-face on bass and Brad Marino on drums). They knocked out his killer cover of “Always Know Your Enemies (Better Than Your Friends)“.

Geoff has this to say about it “HEAD! I’m not going to play Mr. old-school here. Full transparency I figured out who HEAD was because of Ben Weasel. 95 or 96 ish, Ben said something about them in an interview or I saw a picture of him with a HEAD shirt on. Either way that set me out on the search, I needed to hear this band. It took months, but I ended up with a few songs on a homemade cassette comp. I sure felt cool. Years later, my band, The Connection played in Seattle. We had B-face playing bass for us on that little run of shows. Of course, he’s friends with them, so Touch came to the show, I sure felt cool. Now I’m on a HEAD tribute LP, is that cool? Are tribute albums cool, should I again feel cool? Yes, it is cool, and I’m pumped that Moms Basement records included me on this. I guess it boils down to a straightforward scientifically proven concept……HEAD is cool”. Stay tuned for more announcements this week and get ready for Geoff Palmer and 23 other killer bands to knock your socks off on the HEAD tribute comp!

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