MUGWUMPS IN MUKLUKS (2002)

  • Recorded: 1993-2002
  • Mixed: 2001-2002
  • Released: September 13th 2002
  • Definitive Edition mixed: 2004-2020
  • LISTEN: Apple Music

Conspiracism-themed electronic-rock opera

This album started out as a 17 minute guitar improvisation, which I cut up into samples and used in a series of pieces I put together during 2001-2002 when I wasn’t working on assembling BLEEDING HEAD GOOD, HEALED HEAD BAD, WATER DAMAGE, and the first > Greater Than project HIP EPONYMOUS. As the project progressed, the pieces congealed into a single underlying theme of bizarrely obtuse ruminations on conspiracy theories and a growing American-style totalitarianism (themes no doubt fueled by the events of September 11th 2001 and their aftermath), painting our leaders as political fence-sitters seeking the highest bidder, employing fantastic fictions packaged, promoted, and sold by salivating psychic vampires posing as friends and relatives, accompanied by the rhythmic pulse of jackbooted thugs stomping on human faces forever, holding lies to be self-evident, that some men are more equal than others, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain alienable rights, that among these are death, tyranny and the pursuit of ignorance.

PAX AMERICANA (3:29)
BORE! (8:30)
I DON'T LIKE THE FOAM (4:52)
FIRST CONTACT SCENARIO (2:57)
IS THAT MIND MINE? (4:49)
MEET THE BEAST (7:15)
MUGWUMPS IN MUKLUKS (10:07)
OUR COMBINED DENIAL (7:16)

TRIPPO MARX guitars synth drum machines voices
KRICH PENNY sample voices

Produced composed & performed by Trippo Marx
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