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Thursday, September 9, 2010

176. "Mau Mau Mau" by The Hombres

The Hombres are known for their one small hit, the enigmatic and enigmatically titled "Let It Out (Let It All Hang Out)", which has been often anthologized, covered, and rather bizarrely sampled by Definition of Sound as the bedrock for a hip hop track which shares the title of, but absolutely no musical content with, Donovan's "Wear Your Love Like Heaven". Their one album isn't easy to find, but if you track down a vinyl rip of it, you'll find that like a lot of the LPs by the bands on Nuggets and the like, it has a few tracks comparable to (and sounding very much like) the hit, and a fair helping of un-punky, un-psychey, unchallenging filler. This song fits very much into the latter category, although you can briefly ponder what's up with the title phrase, being that it seems to be maybe a name, but how that's supposed to work is patently unclear. Anyway. I did one thing with my version of it that has a little bit of novelty to it... enough to make it worth the minute and small change of your time it takes to listen to it, I hope. Next!

Personnel: Rex

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