LIKE THEIR NAME IMPLIES, THE MUDKATS PLAY A BRAND OF
rootsy rock that is unfashionable but never really goes out of style. They
begin the disc with two covers, but it's not until the third track, their own
"Back to Wonderland," that things really get going with riffs a little like
those on a Love or
Groovies record (and maybe even Quicksilver on their "Cruel Thing To Do").
Things get a little unwieldy on the endless jam, "Raina Da Cappo Finally,"
which clocks in at 10 min. 22 sec., but there's no shame in the rest of the
work that upholds the rocking guitar band tradition. Their dark electric cover
of "Charlie James" won't hurt their folk blues cred, either!
Contact: Solana Records, 2440 Great Highway #5, San Francisco, CA 94116