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Lucy Mongrel

by Lucy Mongrel

Weird junk-store world music. Shades of African, Cuban, Brazilian and Spanish rhythms in a quirky mix. Imagine David Byrne and Tom Waits smoking an estrogen patch.
Genre: World: World Traditions
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1. Meet in the Streets
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2. Who's Been Sleeping in My Bed
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3. Five Years Ago
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4. Don't Call it Too Late
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5. Circle the Wagons
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6. Quicksand Passion
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7. Livin' the Blues
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8. Next Time You Wake Up
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9. Thank You
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10. Miss Roweena
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11. Papa Legba
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12. Ode to a Cowboy
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13. Max the Circus Cat
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14. Freedom
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Unusual, weird, ethnic, worldbeat.

Shades of David Byrne and Frank Zappa.

All this from a mysterious woman named Lucy Mongrel.

You will hear African, Cuban, Brazilian and Spanish rhythms filter through the music of Lucy and her group of musicians. (Music which they choose to call Mongrel Music.)

Come on and hang over the musical ledge and howl to the weird tunes written by the full moon.

The musicians (including Lucy), performing on "Mongrel", have long musical histories, appearing with such notables as Elton John, The Rolling Stones, Nils Lofgren, Etta James, Brain Auger, Jimmy Page, The Kingsmen and Duke Ellington. Collectively they have been the recipients or nominated for over thirty musical awards!

Calling all adventurous musical ears. You WILL love this CD. Recommended by CD Baby staff.


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Robert C. Cumbow, Biographer For John Carpenter And Sergio Leone


I listened to Lucy Mongrel and it knocked me out! What a daring change of pace. This album needs to get out to the world. ‘Who’s Been Sleeping In My Bed’ oddly reminds me of the theme song to an obscure spaghetti western called MANAJA, scored by the elusive and weird De Angelis Brothers.

Rich, Sound Station


Hi, I’m going to say something that you’ve probably heard before, I love Lucy’s stuff but I’m not sure if I wanna risk my ass releasing it in the UK, though if “Max the Circus Cat” doesn’t get at least a single of the week, well………You’ll have to wait for my devil to gnaw away at me a bit more…..will keep in touch….let me know if there are any plans to come to the UK. Check out Dufus….a joint tour over here with them would be wonderful…..Thanks

Chris Nickson, The Racket And Globalvillageidiot.com


Call it an appealing oddity. She sounds like Lene Lovich, and there are plenty of '80s touches on this disc, but also a global sensibility to the rhythms that takes it out of the retro-New Wave category. While not for everyone, it should appeal to those with suitably twisted minds

Mike, Sos Records


Lucy Mongrel is a musical endeavor that you may need to be sitting down and concentrating on to fully soak in all of its splendor and mystery. Headed up by Kate Hart, this 14 track disc is an eclectic mix of world beat, folk, blues and pop-rock that delves into diverse styles and displays many sounds that our American ears may not be privy to ("Quicksand Passion", "Thank You"). Hart's soothing ("Don't Call It Too Late", "Papa Legba") and disjointed ("Meet In The Streets") vocals are a standout here, as they set the mood for each individual song, making the album a true collection of 14
unique songs. Lucy Mongrel bridges the gap between musical and cultural boundaries much like Paul Simon and Peter Gabriel have in the past by implementing many different culture's sounds and instrumentation. Where else can you hear bagpipes and banjos intertwine? If you're looking for something that's way out in left field but spiritually uplifting and an overall musical triumph, look no further than this eponymous disc.

Cecil Doyle Music Director, Krvs


Lucy, Lucy, Lucy! Your CD has become a favorite here on KRVS on my morning show called THE MEDICINE BALL CARAVAN. The release is completely off of every musical map I've ever slid my finger across. The station is 100,000-watts stretching like super putty across the bayou lands down south. And I'm sure it annoys the hell out of customers in shops who use the station as background music for their customers (yes, many have bitched to the manager but I cease to heal to conformity). Anyway, thanks a heap for the incredible station I.D. you recorded for the show...it airs quite frequently, dahhhlluunn! If ever you're bored and feel like creating more spots for the show, I'd erect a monument to ya. Keep crankin' out the stuff and I'll unleash it on an unsuspecting public.....I'm truly and utterly charmed and stung as though with cactus pricks each time I listen to your recording. "Never judge books by their covers", the old cliche goes. When I first dug up your CD amongst the daily pile of unglittering new releases, yours managed to get pushed to the back of the "review pile" with dozens of other new singer/songwriter AAA-types. Once I managed to give it a "go-thru", I could've kicked myself for letting it sit unnoticed and unplayed for about a month. But I'm making up for lost time now and beg your forgiveness, oh supreme being! Would it be at all possible for me to conduct a live on-air interview with you on THE MEDICINE BALL CARAVAN someday??? It'd be such a blast! Until later, remember: Life Is A Hole...Dig!

Music4free.com


Lucy Mongrel might sound like she’s from another planet but we assure you that everything she does is very Earthly. Lucy doesn’t hold herself to one style or one genre for more then a few minutes at a time. Her musical attention span is very short which allows her to move on and investigate other avenues. This truly makes for a fresh sound that is truly World music. For some truly original, and imaginative World music, check out Lucy today

Tamra, Brain Flo Records


I love Lucy Mongrel, I would describe it as having much of the quirky charm of Lene Lovich, a touch of Kate Bush (the original Tori Amos) really fun, great unexpected twists, lyrics often spilling over into poetry! cool!!

Robert Lewis, Editor/webmaster Http://www.amzmusiczine.com


Check out the Lucy Mongrel review in our January Issue. Not only is there a review, but a prominent placement on the cover of this issue of the zine. I liked this CD so much, that I reviewed it myself – something I don’t get the time to do very often anymore!



The reason its taken so long is that my A&R guy Andy had it for some time while I was away on holiday in August. He passed it on to me and I've had it around the house since then, listening to it on and off when I've had a spare moment. Unlike most of the stuff we get in its not something you can make an instant judgement on. Andy didn't really like it, but he is only 21 and didn't grow up like me listening to artists like Frank Zappa. For myself I have always had a soft spot the avant-garde and know that albums like these need some time to really get into.


Toby Darling Limited; Management And Distribution


I found all the arrangements really interesting, especially the percussion. My favorite track is "Who's Been Sleeping In My Bed". The vocals could be a bit grating at times and some of the songs could do with more melodic hooks I think. However I do
believe there is market for this kind of material here in the UK. The best way forward, in my opinion, would be to get a late-night radio station to play it, and develop a cult following that way. I can't see a major label willing to take it on upfront. I think all we can do for now is to keep the CD on file and maybe a couple of tracks on disk in case we come up with any suitable leads for promotion. If we hear of anything we'll be in touch
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