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One of the weirdest, wildest and most exhilarating tracks I’ve ever heard.

The Tammys – Egyptian Shumba

October 7th, 2009.

5 Responses to “EGYPTIAN SHUMBA (1963)”

  1. Rosemary Says:

    It’s like the crossroads in the Wizard of Oz, but the flying monkeys are meeting Shangri-Las or the Angels. Odd.

    While searching for Shangri-Las I found this. Watch at your peril (but I just listened to that cacophony of screaming so you probably should). http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zXCDv0IorMQ

  2. albinicus Says:

    Free download of the new Hoovers & Sledgehammers album here:


    If I remember Mongrel were big fans of these. My favourites are New Shoes, Hash Cake & the TEFL Teacher and Students Demons

  3. Eoin Says:

    @ Rosemary – I made it about five seconds in… I find those Jon Bennet Ramsey-esque performers really disturbing!

    @ albinicus – It wasn’t so much that we loved them or anything, more that if you’d just waded through a pile of identikit Radiohead or Coldplay wannabes, listening to some mad lad ranting about how he could grow turnips out of his ears etc. was always refreshing!

  4. albinicus Says:

    Ya gotta admit though ‘New Shoes’ is a slam poetry classic..

  5. Rosemary Says:

    I’ll admit, I felt a bit creepy watching it, and then I felt like Mikael Blomqvist; as if there was something to be taken from it, something I was missing, some point that I just couldn’t grasp. So I watched it again. Then I took a boiling hot bath. Shudder.

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