The Mummies only lasted four years (1988 to 1992) before releasing their lone full-length album—the lo-fi, monaural Never Been Caught—after breaking up. The San Francisco-based band described its music as "budget rock" and avoided releasing songs on compact discs, but the Mummies and their outrageous live shows inspired a generation of indie bands performing garage rock and punk. Highlighting their legacy, the band with only one studio album claims five compilations, and they regularly perform reunion shows and tours. This 1991 video captures the Mummies in their prime performing a 32-minute concert on local public access.
The Mummies - Live on Public Access TV in 1991