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Dumb & The Ugly


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Dumb and the Ugly – self titled mini LP 


A 12” vinyl mini album by the progressive grunge trio from Melbourne/Sydney. 

Released 1990 on Dr Jim Records. From the original vinyl pressing including a fresh reprint of the cover and original artwork.  


Michael Sheridan - guitar, samplers. 

David Brown aka candlesnuffer - bass, samplers.

John Murphy - drums (Rolling Stone Drummer of the Year - Critics Poll 1989)


Recorded and mixed by Simon Polinski


1. Grief 05:33

2. Unhinged 04:30

3. Rude Mechanical 05:26

4. Dead Cop 2 9:46


Stephen Walker. JUKE magazine 1990

“an exercise in uncompromising guitar grind instrumental music and compelling low tech dynamics. As mind movie music for a black and white fantasy or high volume head chew it has the quality and commitment rarely heard in Oz pop rock. Go on, dare to be different. Your future will love you for it”.


Byron Coley,      Forced Exposure #17 1990

Fabulous recreation of a John Murphy / Michael Sheridan project that predated NO, then spent a few years on the shelf. Murphy thrubs and pounces along on the tubs like the porcine powerhouse he is, and (presumably) sampled garbage-riffing wallow in the clouds. 

Wordless, groovulating, psychedelic woof that's purrfect listening when yr stuck on a couch in some cold, wet 'n' unlit room, there's nothing to eat or drink in the whole world, and the strychnine's making yr entire left side twitch. What a delightful mass of whuh.– Byron.


Stan.      Zeeeeen #1   8 Jan-June 1990.

 Sounds like it cost a heap to record (and it did) And was worth every penny. Dave Brown doinks his bass into oblivion; The Fat Drummer sits up Straight and thumps; Sheridan flails and sweats. And don’t the kids love it. Burning Chromosomes to the rhythm of

mechanical apes.

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