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Mustard Plug needs help funding their new record.  Please help the Grand Rapids, MI band put out their 7th record!
Mustard Plug needs help funding their new record. Please help the Grand Rapids, MI band put out their 7th record!
670 backers pledged $25,577 to help bring this project to life.

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Stretch Goal #1

We have surpassed our initial goal!  Thanks so much! If we hit the $18,000 mark we will give all the backers a digital "grab bag" ep that will include a combination of alternate new album tracks, electro re-mixe, live songs, and demo cuts.

Stretch Goal #2

If we make it to $24,000 we will do a 6 song acoustic e.p.  exclusive to the kickstarter backers which you the backers decide which songs we will play. 

Our Story!

 Mustard Plug started out in the punk clubs, basements and dive bars of the Midwest, playing punk influenced ska music during a time most people in the U.S. had never even heard of ska. They clung to a DIY work ethic that had been ingrained in them from growing up in the 1980's hardcore punk scene and applied it to everything they'd do for the next 21 years. They released their first cassette tape themselves (1992's Skapocalypse Now!), and played constantly to earn enough money to record their first cd. 1994's Big Daddy Mulititude was released on legendary NYC label Moon Records and with their new found national distribution and exposure, the band climbed into their van and performed their music to new fans across North America. Twenty-one years, 1500 shows and 200,000 album sales later, it can not be denied that the band has surpassed all expectations and permanently staked their claim in contemporary music.

For their upcoming album, they are returning to the DIY efforts that the band was built upon. By releasing the new record on their own, Mustard Plug have come full circle, going back to their DIY punk rock roots to bring their music to their friends and fans.

 But it isn't just the band themselves going on this journey; they are keeping the whole project 'in the family.' Resident bassist and electronics nerd extraordinairre, Rick Johnson, is recording the album at his Grand Rapids, MI based Cold War Studios.

 "We practice here, the van lives here, and [the studio] is close enough to my house to walk to," said Johnson. "It just made sense to record here." 

 "It's also cheaper than paying a 'real' engineer," joked vocalist Dave Kirchgessner. 

 The Kickstarter campaign will also include artwork from Lansing based artist Craig Horky, who has made a name for himself, and his tireless work ethic, by providing designs and illustrations for bands both domestic and abroad.  

The band will also be sending the record to The Blasting Room to be mixed by venerated punk rock veteran, and close friend, Bill Stevenson. Stevenson, best known for his drumming with Black Flag and The Descendants, originally worked with Mustard Plug on their 1996 album Evil Doers Beware. They returned to The Blasting Room for their follow up, 1999's Pray For Mojo, and their last album, In Black and White. Your generous contributions will help The Plug finance the production, manufacture, and shipping of their new record.

 The band invites to you join them on the next stage in their journey. It’s been 7 years since the last Mustard Plug masterpiece. If your checkered heart is racing at the thought of new yellow vinyl, clicking the link below will bring it one step closer to your door. 

Mustard Plug painting
Mustard Plug painting

Risks and challenges

The Biggest obstacle in this whole project is just the logistic nightmare of manufacturing all this stuff and getting it out to you guys. Luckily this isn't our first rodeo and have devised a pretty well thought out plan to get the rewards to our backers efficiently.

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    A New Mustard Plug Patch, Pin, and Sticker! Also a Big Thank You!!

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    A Digital Download of the New Mustard Plug Album!

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    A Digital Download of the new Mustard Plug Album plus Patch, Sticker, and Pin

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    Physical CD of the New Mustard Plug Album

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    The New Mustard Plug Album on Black Vinyl with the normal Cover.

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    Autographed CD with Patch, Pin, and Sticker

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    Mustard Plug Kickstarter Tshirt with Download code of the new record.

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    Limited Silk screen poster with digital download code of the new record

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    Limited number autographed "Evildoers Beware" promotional poster. We just found 17 of these!! Also comes with download code of new record.

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    Autographed Physical DVD Documentary "Never Get out of the Van The Story of Mustard Plug" plus digital download of The new record.

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    Limited number autographed 22"x28" "Yellow #5" promotional poster Tour poster with Howards Alias. We just found 15 of these!! Also comes with download code of new record.

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    Grab bag of 3 Various smaller tour posters. One will be autographed. Most of these are for past shows (10 year anniversary, cd release, promo posters, some silk screened, etc.) selected at random. also comes with a digital download of the new record.

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    Autographed LP with Pin and Sticker

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    Both Regular LP and CD of the new Mustard Plug record

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    Autographed Limited Silk screen poster with digital download code of the new record

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    "the Freshman" CD single. These are super rare only offered to radio stations as a promotional item. Comes with Pin, Patch, sticker, and download of the new mustard plug record.

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    Limited Edition Colored Vinyl with a different Limited Silk Screen Cover #1

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    Limited Edition Colored Vinyl With a different Limited Silk Screen Cover #2

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    Autographed Limited Edition Colored Vinyl with a different Limited Silk Screen Cover #1

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    Autographed Limited Edition Colored Vinyl with a different Limited Silk Screen Cover #2

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    Autographed Drum Head plus Digital Download of the new record

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    Limited Edition Colored Vinyl with a different Limited Silk Screen Cover #1 With CD

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    Limited Edition Colored Vinyl with a different Limited Silk Screen Cover #2 With CD

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    Both Limited edition Colored Vinyl records with both silk screened covers

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    All 3 Vinyl Variations with Patch, Pin, Sticker, and Autographed CD and Download Code

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    Test Pressing of the New Mustard Plug Record

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    Our Trumpet player Brandon Jenison will make you a personal cover LP sleeve for the new record. One of a kind comes with a normal record and download code.

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    Test pressing of the Classic "Beer Song" 7". Dave found a couple of these laying around. Only 2 left! Plus Vinyl copy and Digital Download of new record.

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    Test pressing of our last record "In Black and White." Rick found one of these laying around. Only 1 left! Plus Vinyl copy and Digital Download of new record.

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    Be the Mustard Man! You and a Guest will get guestlist plus The chance to the be the Mustard Man on stage for one song. Also comes with the Digital Download of the new record. We must be playing in your town. Travel agents must be made on your end.

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    Ride skateboards with Rick Johnson around your town (Rick must be in your town and travel arrangements might need to be made to get him to your skatepark/ditch/waxed curb etc...) Plus a Normal Variant Vinyl Record and Download Code.

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    You and a Guest will get guestlist plus backstage to a show (we have to be on tour - travel plans must be made on your end) . Plus Regular Variant Vinyl Record and Download Code

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    Test pressing of New Record plus Test Pressing of the Mustard Plug Classic "Beer Song" 7" and digital download of new record.

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    Colin and Rick will write and record an acoustic song for you about a topic you choose (no racist/homophobic/sexist/hate) and email it to you. Plus the new Regular Variant Vinyl Record and Download Code.

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    Colin, Dave, and Rick will write and record an acoustic song for you about a topic you choose (no racist/homophobic/sexist/hate) and email it to you. Plus the new Regular Variant Vinyl Record and Download Code.

    songs are not work for hire and we will retain the rights....

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    Mustard Plug Bowling Shirt as worn during the "Evildoers Beware" Period only a couple of these survived. Size XL. Plus Regular Variant Vinyl Record and Download Code

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    One of kind Painting by Brandon Jenison. Features Dave, Colin, and Brandon. 3'x3' framed. See photo to your left. Plus regular variant vinyl record and download code.

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    The whole band will write and record an electric song for you about a topic you choose (no racist/homophobic/sexist/hate) and email it to you. Plus the new Regular Variant Vinyl Record and Download Code.

    not work for hire we will retain the rights

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    Mustard Plug "20 Years of Beers" Tour Banner. About 8 ft x 8 ft and one of a kind. Used for said tour. Plus regular Variant Vinyl Record and Download code.

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    Mustard Plug "In Black and White" Tour Banner. About 8 ft x 8 ft and one of a kind. Used for said tour. Plus regular Variant Vinyl Record and Download code.

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    One of a kind Handmade Banner. This was the first Mustard Plug banner ever! Hand crafted by one Colin Clive in the early 1990's. Story has it was made out of his own bedsheets! See picture to your left. Plus regular variant vinyl record and download code.

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