Mutha's Day Out
Last Revised January 4th, 2005
Thanks to "LoyalMDOfan" Keith Nickell, I've added his "best-guess"
interpretations of the lyrics for some of MDO's unreleased and
B-side tracks to the lyrics page.
(Thanks to some Batesville-area fans for the
Jan. 2004 updates and thanks to Brice S. for the January 2005
update -- always good to hear news from ex-MDO members and fans!)
Mikal Moore, MDO's lead singer, is currently in an Arkansas-based
band called Gazer.
Brice Stephens, MDO's "assistant lead singer,"
is back in Batesville, Akansas and recently started jamming again with
Rod (MDO's drummer). Brice had been in Orlando, Florida
for several years and played drums and guitar for two bands while
Jeff Morgan, MDO's bassist, is now playing
drums in the Little Rock-based band Rwake. (Rwake played a show here in
Atlanta in late 2004, but I couldn't go because I had to work. :( )
Chuck Schaaf (guitarist) and his brother Phillip
are both now in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Brice now tells me that
they've formed a band called Deadbird and they'll have a record out
soon from a European label.
So there you have it, as of January 2005!
Thanks to two cool guys in Australia, we now have guitar tab for
"What U See" (the looped version on the Mortal Kombat
soundtrack). Click here to see it.
Nothing fancy, but there it is.... :)
All lyrics are now posted on the
lyrics page including one fan's
best-guess at the unreleased songs and B-sides that are available
on the Web.
The My Soul Is Wet CD is not available at online
dealers, but it can be found at some used online shops, like
www.gemm.com and others.
If you just can't find the CD anywhere, see the
Mini-FAQ for instructions on how to
obtain stuff from me directly.
How It Started:
My friend Tim Hurd and I met the guys in Mutha's Day Out when they came
through town opening for the Bulletboys (!) on MDO's first big
tour, back in November 1993. One of the youngest rock bands to be
signed to a major label in recent years, their blend of rock, metal
and hip-hop made for a great debut CD called My Soul is Wet
(Chrysalis, 1993) which was clearly a few years ahead of its time.
Finally, It Happened:
At about 4:30 pm on the afternoon of Wednesday, August
28th, 1996, while I was walking in a parking lot, I heard Mutha's Day Out
on a total stranger's car stereo -- not on the radio (though that would have
been cool!), not from the Mortal Kombat soundtrack, but from the
My Soul is Wet CD. Cool! I'd been waiting years to hear
something like that! :)