Scorched Earth Policies: Then & Now

by Mau Maus

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    “The Mau Maus have a reputation as one of the baddest of Hollywood’s bad-boy bands- and it’s no hype." Los Angeles Times

    “The ones that impressed us in look had bad attitudes, like the Mau Maus. They were great. They were really hard… and that totally impressed me.” Spit Stix – FEAR

    "Can we just tell the world what incredible groundbreakers the Mau Maus were?! I first saw them in the late 70’s and I’ve been a fan ever since. Back in the day when everyone was trying to be “cool,” the Mau Maus had everybody beat, hands down. No question, they were the absolute coolest.” - Penelope Spheeris (Decline of Western Civilization)

    You can get the "Scorched Earth Policies" CD (with a 20 page Full Color Booklet detailing the sordid history of the Mau Maus), the first full length release by the most notorious of the 1970's Hollywood punk rock bands, The Mau Maus "Scorched Earth Polices: Then & Now" contains 14 songs, 6 recorded in 1983 with the Doors guitarist Robby Krieger producing (and playing lead guitar on (I'm) Psychotic), as well as 8 new recordings (produced by punk legend Geza X and the Mau Maus). From The Mau Maus website :

    "Everybody knows the Mau Maus. Whether it’s some story of a chaotic back-alley Hollywood show, or dark tales of crimes real or imagined, the Los Angeles punk scene wouldn’t have been the same without Rick Wilder and the nefarious group. Reveled AND reviled, and taking the raw energy of Iggy & the Stooges and infusing an unhealthy dose of James Brown jive, the original Mau Maus (Wilder, Greg Salva, Rod Donahue & Earl Washington) sprang upon the emerging Hollywood scene in 1978. After tearing through the Masque and one-time pimp-hang the King’s Palace (as well as tearing through some member changes), a new line up of Wilder, Michael Livingston, Scott Franklin and Paul Mars shanghaied the Hong Kong Café, pounded down the Whiskey and uprooted the Mabuhay Gardens. They then proceeded to record the incendiary Robby Krieger-produced Mad Dog sessions, the little-heard, after-hour Paramount tapes and two songs for Hell Comes To Your House Vol. 2. A scene-stealing performance in the OJ Simpson detective movie “Cocaine and Blue Eyes” accented this “Joyride to the End of the World”…

    Wilder moved to New York City, Franklin joined the Cramps, Mars toured the world as a front man and Livingston formed… the Livingstons. But now the quartet has reformed to finish off the few survivors left from those fiery days, as well as those brave enough to withstand the flames. They have released "Scorched Earth Policies: Then & Now" on Ratchet Blade Records which includes both old and new recordings (produced by Robby Krieger and Geza X), and expect some more of those infamous performances (whatever you do, don’t call the cops). Love ‘em or hate ‘em…they wouldn’t have it any other way."

    Includes unlimited streaming of Scorched Earth Policies: Then & Now via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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    “The Mau Maus have a reputation as one of the baddest of Hollywood’s bad-boy bands- and it’s no hype." Los Angeles Times

    “The ones that impressed us in look had bad attitudes, like the Mau Maus. They were great. They were really hard… and that totally impressed me.” Spit Stix – FEAR

    "Can we just tell the world what incredible groundbreakers the Mau Maus were?! I first saw them in the late 70’s and I’ve been a fan ever since. Back in the day when everyone was trying to be “cool,” the Mau Maus had everybody beat, hands down. No question, they were the absolute coolest.” - Penelope Spheeris (Decline of Western Civilization)

    The first full length release by the most notorious of the 1970's Hollywood punk rock bands, The Mau Maus "Scorched Earth Polices: Then & Now" contains 14 songs, 6 recorded in 1983 with the Doors guitarist Robby Krieger producing (and playing lead guitar on (I'm) Psychotic), as well as 8 new recordings (produced by punk legend Geza X and the Mau Maus). Your copy will be SIGNED BY THE 1981 LINE UP! Also included is a full color sleeve detailing the lurid history of the Mau Maus, from their Masque punk club beginnings to now. From The Mau Maus website :

    "Everybody knows the Mau Maus. Whether it’s some story of a chaotic back-alley Hollywood show, or dark tales of crimes real or imagined, the Los Angeles punk scene wouldn’t have been the same without Rick Wilder and the nefarious group. Reveled AND reviled, and taking the raw energy of Iggy & the Stooges and infusing an unhealthy dose of James Brown jive, the original Mau Maus (Wilder, Greg Salva, Rod Donahue & Earl Washington) sprang upon the emerging Hollywood scene in 1978. After tearing through the Masque and one-time pimp-hang the King’s Palace (as well as tearing through some member changes), a new line up of Wilder, Michael Livingston, Scott Franklin and Paul Mars shanghaied the Hong Kong Café, pounded down the Whiskey and uprooted the Mabuhay Gardens. They then proceeded to record the incendiary Robby Krieger-produced Mad Dog sessions, the little-heard, after-hour Paramount tapes and two songs for Hell Comes To Your House Vol. 2. A scene-stealing performance in the OJ Simpson detective movie “Cocaine and Blue Eyes” accented this “Joyride to the End of the World”…

    Wilder moved to New York City, Franklin joined the Cramps, Mars toured the world as a front man and Livingston formed… the Livingstons. But now the quartet has reformed to finish off the few survivors left from those fiery days, as well as those brave enough to withstand the flames. They have released "Scorched Earth Policies: Then & Now" on Ratchet Blade Records which includes both old and new recordings (produced by Robby Krieger and Geza X), and expect some more of those infamous performances (whatever you do, don’t call the cops). Love ‘em or hate ‘em…they wouldn’t have it any other way."

    Includes unlimited streaming of Scorched Earth Policies: Then & Now via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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released January 1, 2012

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“The Mau Maus have a reputation as one of the baddest of Hollywood’s bad-boy bands- and it’s no hype." Los Angeles Times

“The ones that impressed us in look had bad attitudes, like the Mau Maus. They were great. They were really hard… and that totally impressed me.” Spit Stix – FEAR

"No question, they were the absolute coolest.” - Penelope Spheeris (Decline of Western Civilization)
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