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Wednesday, June 10, 2009

THE MIRACLE WORKERS (1,000 MICROGRAMS OF)

Like my last post, the Miracle Workers are never far from my turntable when I'm in the mood for some great garage music. And like the last post this is a return visit for these guys. One day I may post the Inside Out lp as well. This is What TrouserPress.com had to say about them. As the Pacific Northwest entry in garage-rock's second coming, Portland, Oregon's Miracle Workers looked no further than their own backyard for initial inspiration. Rather than the more psychedelic meanderings of their peers, the original five-piece lineup stomped and snarled through layers of fuzz much like local deities the Sonics and the Wailers. Both of the Miracle Workers' early EPs boast a heartening percentage of originals — not a majority, mind you, but they were playing to an audience that considered the use of strings manufactured after '66 heretical — that easily outstrip the group's covers in both songwriting and energy. Tracks from each (as well as a slew of previously unreleased treasures) are collected on Moxie's Revenge.
A little more reserved on its 1985 full-length bow, the quintet still scores big, keeping the songs short, the guitars distorted and Gerry Mohr's snotty adolescent blurt mixed high. Voxx supremo Greg Shaw's production, while not state-of-the-art (even by these standards) is more sympathetic than their earlier, lower-budget efforts.
As the '80s drew to a close, the Miracle Workers stepped outside their garage (minus a member), checked their watches not once but twice and stepped firmly forward...into the '70s.
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REFERENCES- TROUSERPRESS http://trouserpress.com/entry.php?a=miracle_workers
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SOUNDS INTERESTING RECORDS 1984
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1. HANG UP
2. TO MANY PEOPLE
3. CHANGE IN STYLE
4. WAITING
5. LIES LIES
6. YOU KNOCK ME OUT
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***DOWNLOAD***

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