The fragments are precious few. You look at hasty 8 X 10s snatched in a Manhattan recording studio. The faces softer. The eyes younger. Like seeing yourself posed with the rest of Ninth Grade Miss Nancy Jackson's graduating class.
Three years becomes a long time. The Mugwumps were there, were important, and dissolved. Cass and Denny wind up as Mamas and Papas. Jim moves up to Laurel Canyon above Hollywood, involving himself in a new group called The Lamp of Childhood. Zal becomes key to The Lovin' Spponful.
Behind, a legacy of nine songs. Hence, an album of nine songs, undilluted. Damn lucky to have those.
A Mugwump is a bird that sits on a fence with its Mug on one side and its Wump on the other. A Mugwump is also a long way to "Creeque Alley."
A Mugwump is four persons once in love and still loving.
PRODUCED BY ROY SILVER & BOB CAVALLO
in association with Alan Lorber / A Cavallo & Silver Production / Art Direction: Ed Thrasher
I DON'T WANNA KNOW(2:07)
I'LL REMEMBER TONIGHT (2:00)
HERE IT IS ANOTHER DAY (2:12)
DO YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN (1:56)
YOU CAN'T JUDGE A BOOK BY THE COVER (2:59)
EVERYBODY'S BEEN TALKIN' (2:26)
DO WHAT THEY DON'T SAY (2:13)
SO FINE (2:35)
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