Saturday, December 5, 2009

Critters Buggin - 1998 - Bumpa

 1998 - Bumpa

Bumpa is a studio album and live album by Critters Buggin of Seattle, Washington released in 1998. Originally released by Loosegroove, Bumpa was reissued by Kufala Recordings in 2004.

Album Credits: 

 Matt Chamberlain: drums, percussion, loops, samples, digital editing
 Brad Houser: basses, baritone saxophone, Rhodes piano bass
 Skerik: tenor, baritone and soprano saxophones, hammond bass, keys, Rhodes piano, analog synth
 Mike Dillon: percussion, conga, tabla, vibes

Track Listing:

1.  Fluoride    
2.  Brozo the Clone    
3.  I Ate Lucy     Listen
4.  Chimp & Ape    
5.  Senjara    
6.  Raimondi    
7.  Bomb Ass Tick    
8.  Joe Sard    
9.  Trucker Beak
10. Fast Johnson    
11. Pedro Lovin'    
12. 33     Listen
13. 1 2 3 4    
14. Joe Sard (Reprise)

Critters Buggin is a band every (molecular) record-store owner must hate. Where do you file a band that jumps from skronk jazz to dance beats to frenetic turntable scratching? And how do you classify tunes like these when elements of world music--tablas and congas--occasionally kick in? Well, you sit back and enjoy the ride. The Critters Buggin collective--four guys with more than enough horns, samplers, drums, effects pedals, guitars, and energy to go around--traverse the entire musical spectrum on Bumpa, from drum & bass to funk. Some cuts sound like the ROVA Saxophone Quartet gone groovy--really groovy. "Flouride" is a crazed keyboard rock romp, "I Ate Lucy" is almost straight jazz, and "Brozo the Clone" is just tame enough to be labeled as acid jazz. File under: fun. --Jason Verlinde

This is probably my favorite CB album, the first track "Fluoride" is enough to have anybody hooked.  If you enjoyed the other CB albums that I posted, you should love this one.


  1. Thanks man. Never heard them before but I'm checkin' this one out...

  2. I'm a Skerik fanatic, I'm biased because I also play the saxophones. Everything he does is golden. That's one freaked out LSD eating lunatic right there.

    I may post up his Syncopated Taint Septet albums pretty soon too.

  3. love LOVE love all parts of the royal potato fam but this site is bs


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