the Muggs

the Muggs

 Detroit, Michigan, USA
BandRockBlues

The Muggs are a Blues Rock Power Trio in the tradition of a late 60's/early 70's vein. We write very explosive riffs and jamming grooves however we do not hang our hat on the riff. Our songs have a flow and go somewhere that inspires the listener!

Biography

THE MUGGS
(www.themuggs.com)

The Muggs are a three piece blues rock band hailing from Detroit, Michigan. The Muggs
formed in 2000 with all three members: Danny Methric on guitar & lead vox, Tony DeNardo on
bass guitar & backing vox and Matt Rost on drums.
From February 2000 through September 2001, the Muggs enjoyed playing many shows
and gaining the hearts of fans throughout metro Detroit. However, this was short lived after
DeNardo suffered a stroke at 28 years old which nearly ended his young life. As fairy tales go,
DeNardo was able to rejoin the band almost exactly two years from that fateful day in September
2003. This time, he was playing his bass lines on a Fender Rhodes piano through a bass
amplifier. The result........the Muggs are back in business!
In August 2004, the Muggs were signed to indie label Times Beach Records and in July
2005, the Muggs released their self titled LP, "The Muggs". The Muggs worked with Dodge in
2005 and 2006 sponsoring their Charger on line with three songs, "Need Ya Baby", "Gonna
Need My Help" and "Rollin' B-Side Blues". In January 2007, the Muggs were on PBS(aired in
the entire nation of Canada & all of Michigan) for a one hour live concert and documentary as
part of a rock and roll series, "Rock n' Roll Safari". Also, in January 2007, the Muggs toured in
Spain for two weeks. The Muggs were part of a documentary celebrating 30 years of Star Wars
fandom entitled, The Force Among Us (2007). The Muggs licensed "Need Ya Baby" off their 1st
LP, "The Muggs". This limited edition documentary sold 1,977 copies across the world!
Later that year in August 2007, the Muggs were selected to audition for the Fox T.V.
show, "The Next Great American Band" and were selected to the Top 12 out of 10,000+
applicants. The Muggs were on "The Next Great American Band" for four episodes and got to
play two originals for the entire nation to see. "Should've Learned My Lesson" off the Muggs
first LP, and "Slow Curve" off their "yet to be released" 2nd LP.
The Muggs won Riff 2's(local WRIF on line radio) "Best Rock Band of the Year 2007"
award in February 2008 and will release their 2nd LP, entitled "On With The Show" on May 9th
2008. The Muggs have teamed up with Dodge in 2008 yet again for a promotional comp cd
entitled, "Out of Detroit & into Dodge". "Need Ya Baby" off the Muggs 1st LP, is the song
Dodge selected to be on the compilation. Dodge is pressing 100,000 cd's to go over to Europe
and into Dodge Dealerships. Lucky, new EU buyers of Dodge automobiles get the comp cd!
At the 2008 Detroit Music Awards, the Muggs won "Outstanding Rock Artist/Group"
and Danny Methric, guitarist/lead singer of the Muggs won "Outstanding Rock/Pop
Instrumentalist" for his electric guitar playing!
On May 9th, 2008 the Muggs released their 2nd LP entitled, "On With The Show"! The Muggs currently have 83,000+ fans on www.myspace.com. In the August 2008 issue of Classic Rock Magazine, the Muggs review of "On With The Show" received an 8/10! The Muggs have opened for countless classic rock and various national acts including Jack Bruce of Cream, Mountain, Robin Trower, Cactus, Savoy Brown, Thin Lizzy, Ten Years After, Glenn Hughes of Deep Purple/Black Sabbath, Johnny Lang, Candlebox, Ian McLagan of Small Faces & Faces, North Mississippi Allstars, Warrant, the Verve Pipe, Electric Six, & the Detroit Cobras.
In October 2008, the Muggs released a single entitled, “Bite Of The Weredog”, a Halloween single with a b side from the “On With The Show” sessions. In December 2008, the Muggs were listed as 'the 100 HOT Unsigned Bands' in Music Connection.
January 2009, USA Today selected the Muggs sophomore LP, "On With The Show" as #5 record of the year for 2008 via the Nightwatchers House Of Rock blog site. In April 2009, during the NCAA Final Four Men's Basketball Tournament, Fox Sports Radio played the Muggs on national radio. On Friday, April 17th the Muggs were nominated and won Outstanding Rock/Pop Recording 2009 for the album “On With The Show” at the 2009 Detroit Music Awards . In May 2009, the Muggs won Best Indie Rock Band in the ever popular metro Detroit publication, Real Detroit Weekly.
In October 2009, the Muggs had two songs, “Should’ve Learned My Lesson” and “If You Please” in the indie film entitled, “Stick It In Detroit” off their first LP “The Muggs”. Later that same month, they were invited to provide “Slow Curve” to the indie film “Annabelle & Bear” off their second LP “On With The Show”.
In April 2010, the Muggs did their 2nd tour of Spain covering 12 cities in 12 days! On July 20, 2010 on A&E's "Gene Simmons Family Jewels", the Muggs song "All Around You" from their 2nd LP "On With The Show" is a featured clip.
On August 27th, 2010 the Muggs released their first music video, Slow Curve, with an internationally award winning filmmaker, Jeff Schultz(www.knag

Lyrics

Need Ya Baby - The Muggs(2005)

Written By: the Muggs

Need Ya Baby (words & music by The Muggs)
You gotta love me baby, You don't believe me but I don't know what you say.
I need ya baby, I want ya baby, I need ya baby, gotta-gotta be my lover, be with me...
You gotta want me baby, I don't believe you, but you don't hear what I say.
I need ya baby, I want ya baby, I need ya baby, gotta-gotta be my lover, be with me...
I need ya baby, I want ya baby, I need ya baby, gotta-gotta be my lover, be with me...

Get It On - On With The Show(2008)

Written By: the Muggs

Get It On
(1)-People train don't leave from Stubbville, unlessin' you're a sheep or a hog
-Broke down in a cowboy town so I best be gettin' along
-Got down on the farmer's daughter, a little cutie in St. Marie
-I didn't mean a thing to her and she didn't mean a thing to me.
*CHORUS*
-I gotta get it on/get it on/get it on through
-Just to get it on/get it on/ get it on with you.
(2)-Cuttin' heads in a dive in Memphis, layin' low in San Antoine
-Drunk, dirty but I scored some loot countin' cards and rollin' the bones
-Diggin' holes for the mob in Tucson, a few more than I cared to see
-Some fake who was on the take but it's just better him than me.
*REPEAT CHORUS*
*BRIDGE*
-"The man's" on my shoulder, those good ole boys won't leave me alone
-The nights are getting colder, and I wish you were keeping me warm
-First thing if I get home, we're gonna get it on!
*REPEAT BRIDGE*
(3)-Got my mind right on a chain gang, and I swear I've changed my ways
-Upstate where they set me straight in the hole for thirty days
-I'm on the next train to Motown and I'm rollin' straight home to you
-On track if you take me back then I tell you what I'm gonna do.
*REPEAT CHORUS*

Slow Curve - On With The Show(2008)

Written By: the Muggs

Slow Curve
(1)-I just can't take it that much longer! This muddy stench is getting stronger.
*BRIDGE*
-Leave it alone, while I'm taking the fall and you think I'm doin' ya wrong
-Blacken my eyes while your singin' that same old song.....I'm doin' you wrong.
(2)-I wish you'd dig this bed I made you, no amount of songs could ever sate you.
*REPEAT BRIDGE*
(3)-I just can't take it that much longer, that money spent was money laundered.
*REPEAT BRIDGE*

6 To Midnite - Born Ugly(2011)

Written By: The Muggs

"6 TO MIDNITE"

the lamp is burnin'/ fog it shrouds the street
the carriage churnin'/ maiden claws the seat
the wolf is howlin'/ a gruesome serenade

when i'm alone/ it takes two to pray

terror lurkin'/ horseman calls his steed
the moon is scowlin'/ cue the wilhelm scream
witches burnin'/ village had their say

when i'm alone/ it takes two to pray

6 to midnite/ fog it shrouds the street
the night electric/ mud up to his knees
heads are rollin'/ horseman wipes his blade

when i'm alone/ it takes two to pray
i'm doin' three to four/ the devil's five and 6 away

Home Free - Born Ugly(2011)

Written By: The Muggs


"HOME FREE"

don't blame the hunter/ just blame the beast
it's not the hunger/ must be the feast
so said the jeweller/ it's just a stone
and if i wander/ will it lead me on home

are you running?

if not the farmer/ must be the seed
don't blame the sermon/ must be the priest
dance hall is empty/ for sake of art
it's worth defending/ with every beat of my heart

are you running?

run from the weather/ endure the freeze
don't let the ending/ dictate the means
so said the jeweller/ it's just a stone
and if i wander/ will it lead me on home

Blood Meridian - Born Ugly(2011)

Written By: The Muggs


"BLOOD MERIDIAN"

long through the desert at noon/ out of the haze i see them clear
i lost my saddles too/ burned by a crooked auctioneer

hard livin' on the plains abandoned
banditos with their holsters free
coyotes on a trail to skin my hide/ if my horses get through
down on you

creep like a lizard of prey/ the air of surprise is on my side
i'm aimin' for 3 this day/ just to keep myself alive

scalp huntin' in a burst of madness
banditos with their holsters free
coyotes on a trail to skin my hide/ if my horses get through
down on you

horse tradin' on a foal abandoned
banditos with their holsters free
dust settles on the eve of abject time/ if my horses get through
down on you

Never Know Why - On With The Show(2008)

Written By: The Muggs

Never Know Why
(1)If you leave me / I don't mind
Schemin' hearts like yours ain't hard to find
If you want me / let me know
Time will tell before you bleed me slow
Time will tell before you bleed me slow.

BRIDGE
I know you want me, c'mon and try

You made the rules, but I'll never know why.

(2)If you leave me / I don't mind
Thought you'd break my heart, well get in line
If you need me / let me know
Schemin' hearts they always whisper low
Schemin' hearts they always whisper low.

BRIDGE [2]
The lines you sold me, the times I've tried
You made the rules, but I'll never know why.

SHUFFLE BRIDGE
[1]You never told me you loved me
And I'll never know why
You led me on moved my piece like a pawn
The board was all in your mind

[2]I let your highness control me
But I'll never know why
You kept me close haunt my scene like a ghost
To which you've always denied.

(3)Please believe me / I'm not blind
I'll make your rivals if I'm so inclined
If you want me / let me know
Time will tell before you bleed me slow
Time will tell before you bleed me slow.

REPEAT BRIDGE [2]

"Monster" - The Muggs(2005)

Written By: The Muggs

"Monster" (words & music by The Muggs)
Not much, is what I settled to be, I got flies all over me, you sold my sight, and left my eyes.
Tried hard to walk away, "Leave it where you found it", isn't that what you said?
Tried hard to save the day, this is for the young ones pissin' their lives away.

I know, yer tellin' stories of me, but I, I gotta story for you, you keep the truth and sell the lies.
Tied down and washed away, "Listen to the ocean", isn't that what you said?
I tried to save the day, this is for the young ones pissin' their lives away.

Tried hard to save the day, this is for the young ones pissin' their lives away.
Tied down and washed away, "Leave it where you found it", isn't that what you said?
Isn't that what you said?

Rollin' B-Side Blues - The Muggs(2005)

Written By: The Muggs

Rollin' B-Side Blues (words & music by The Muggs)
Hard road runnin' down, I ain't comin' home too soon, hots on for nowhere, I'm laid out on the cutting room...
I'm just rollin' with the parts I gotta play, where I hit all my marks, and call it a day.

They've been tellin' me, I'm wastin' all my time on you, stuck on the b-side, I can't move 'til you tell me to.
I've been thinkin' 'bout the parts I gotta play, but my head and my heart, get in my way.

Hard road runnin' down, I ain't comin' home too soon, hots on for nowhere, I'm laid out on the cutting room.
I'm just rollin' with the parts I gotta play, where I hit all my marks, and call it a day.

Discography

We have 3 LP's entitled, "the Muggs"(2005), "On With The Show"(2008) & "Born Ugly"(2011). We have 1 Single(A Side/B Side) entitled, "The Bite Of The Weredog"(2008).
DVD- The Muggs Slow Curve Music Video/2 Live Songs/RareStudioFootage(32+ minutes in all)

Streaming songs can be found at www.themuggs.com or at www.myspace.com/themuggs

Set List

ORIGINALS:Need Ya Baby, Gonna Need Myu Help, Rollin' B-Side Blues, "Monster", Should've Learned My Lesson, White Boy Blues, Hard Love, Said & Done, Underway, If You Please, Doc Mode, Motown Blues, Slow Curve, Just Another Fool, All Around You, Down Below, Never Know Why, Get It On, Leanin' Blues, Born Ugly(hasn't been released yet)
COVERS: Don't Need No Doctor(Humble Pie), Funk #49(the James Gang), Son & Daughter(Queen), Yer Blues(the Beatles), Jesus Just Left Chicago(ZZ Top), How Do You Sleep?(John Lennon)

One set can span anywhere between 30 minute(if asked) to 90 minute.