We were lucky enough to be able to conduct an e-mail interview with Here Come The Mummies a few days prior to their show in Oklahoma City on February 20th. The interview will be posted below. But first, how do I even begin to describe the experience of seeing this band live?? It is definitely unlike anything I have ever seen…in a good way. I have been trying to figure out how to describe their music and all I can think of is funky, groovy, sexy, and fun. Their live show is awesome and fun. They are playful, choreographed and sexy on that stage. This is a band I highly recommend catching. No matter what kind of music you are into, these guys will have you smiling and enjoying every second of their show.
Check out their website at www.herecomethemummies.com and check out their tour schedule or even some free downloads.
Our interview Questions were answered by Eddie Mummy (Drums), and unreliably translated and typed up glacially by Spaz (Keys). We want to thank them for taking time to answer our questions.
1. After thousands of years where do you draw your inspiration from?
All around us… the weather, people (but not weather-people), rain, wind, sand, clouds, good eats, chicks, nature, a vigorous aerobic exercise regimen, math, coffee and pie, travel, cheese, rock formations, forestry, astronomy, plant-life, flowers, fishnets, fine musical instruments, crappy musical instruments, Swordfish Trombones, animals, pie… we like pie.
2. How would you describe your show to someone who hasn’t seen it?
3. Have you ever had an incident with getting your wrap tangled up in something while on stage?
4. What is your favorite song to play live?
5. How do you guys keep your energy at such a high level after thousands of years?
6. Have any of you ever met Iron Maiden’s Eddie? If so, was he a nice guy?
7. Are you guys hiding Michael Jackson under any of those wraps? But seriously, if you could mummify any deceased musician to join your band, who would it be?
So many, too many! Maurice White, David Bowie, Otis Redding, Oscar Peterson, MJ, Curtis Mayfield… Franz Schubert… As to the living, we’d recruit Stevie Wonder, Bernie Worrell, Bootsy Collins, Donald Fagen, Al Green, Bruno Mars, Prince, is that too much to ask for? We think not.