Updated: October 11, 2017|
The music from the incredibly talented musician
and actor! Another musical outing for a former
member of the Babylon 5 cast, In The Current is
Bill Mumy's second album on Renaissance Records,
and it demonstrates his incredible versatility.
From the folky alternative rock style of Angel's
Observation to the gentle, well-harmonized
balled The Climb (evoking memories of some of
the best Crosby Stills & Nash tunes), Mumy
covers a lot of ground. Able to go acoustic or
electric from song to song, Mumy kicks off the
album with the Dylanesque Lost In Babylon - a B5
reference in title only. (For overt Babylon 5
references, check out Stronger Than Gravity,
which is subtitled in the lyric booklet as "To
Delenn from Lennier.") There's even a slightly
suggestive love song in We Could Use A Little
Something. Mumy skips around different genres
like he'd walk from one room to another - and
yet most of the time (though not always) he
manages to evade many of the clicha¨s we've
come to associate with the various styles.
Charles William Mumy Jr. (pronounced "moo-mee")
(born February 1, 1954) is a musician, an actor
and a figure in the science fiction community.
He began his professional career at the age of 5
and has worked on over 400 television shows, 16
motion pictures, various commercials and scores
of voice over work as well as working as a
musician, songwriter, recording artist and
writer. He is probably best known as "Will
Robinson" from the 1960s television series Lost
in Space and as Lennier, the alien Ambassadorial
aide suffering from unrequited love in the
series Babylon 5. He is well known as a player
in the original Twilight Zone, especially in the
episode, It's a Good Life, where he played an
all powerful and amoral child who completely
dominates his town. Unlike many child actors, he
entered the profession at his own insistance and
his parents took pains to make sure that he
matured properly in his job.
This included his father, who was a banker, carefully investing his income and as such avoided many of the
problems of former child actors like Jackie Coogan. Mumy
is also an accomplished musician who plays guitar, bass, keyboards, banjo, mandolin, harmonica and percussion. He also sings. He has released three solo CDs, Dying To
Be Heard, In The Current and Pandora's Box, as well as 9 albums with partner Robert Haimer as Barnes and Barnes.
Their most famous hit is the song "Fish Heads". He is currently a member of the band Jenerators, and they have produced 2 CDs, Jenerators and Hitting the Silk. Mumy is
the co-creator with writer Peter David of the award winning children's television series Space Cases. The two have also written screenplays, comic books and short stories together.