Interview: Here Come the Mummies, Playing State Theatre 6/6

mummiesOn June 6th, a certain mummified funk band hits the State Theatre and we got to chat with Java Mummy about inspiration, dead rockstars and greasy fried egg sandwiches.

What inspired you all to become a band of mummies?

It was not so much inspiration as condemnation. We were just musicians until a pharaoh decided his daughter’s chastity was more important than our lives. It turned out in our favor, for we are still battling chastity several millennia later.

What can people expect from your live shows?

Eight mummies laying down catchy and infectious melodies, backed by booty moving grooves, topped with an insane horn section.

If you could rock with any famous mummy who would it be and why?

I would say the Unknown Comic … he was a mummy, right?

What has been your most memorable gig?

That would be a toss up between Cleopatra’s hen night and Groucho Marx’s Bar Mitzvah.

It must be difficult to move around in those bandages! How do you do it?

I will say that dancing in my bandages is not easy, but I have learned to manage.

If you could bring any dead rockstar back to life, who would it be?

The cat that I really wanted to play with was Bernard Edwards. That was one funky dude, and in my top 10 favorite bass players.

We’re sure fans are eager to hear the new music live! Can you tell us about the new album Cryptic?

We are really proud of Cryptic. There are several styles covered, from straight up funk, to rock and ska. It is our best work yet, and it goes down like a greasy fried egg sandwich.

See Here Come the Mummies for yourself on 6/6! Get your tickets below.

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