Tuesday, June 25, 2013

The Miracle Workers "Inside Out" 1985

The Miracle Workers "Inside Out" 1985: Unbelievable! Brilliant! This record epitomized the 80s Garage sound. Fuzz, Farfisa, snarling vocals...they never were better! And yes, this as well as "Moxie's Revenge" have been reissued on CD...Fave track: hard to pick one, but the track that I remember most fondly is "One step closer".Captures the sound and spirit of classic mid-to-late '60s garage rock. The band smokes through energetic and tight arrangements that are busy without sounding cluttered. The singer, Gerry Mohr, is wonderful, sounding lke a cross between a very young Jagger and a whiny brat, while Matt Rogers blazes through startling, searing guitar work. The Miracle Workers' music is rebellious and intelligent; nasty but charming and filled with enough vitality to make garage rock sound like it's being played for the first time.
Away From the Pulsebeat:
The Miracle Workers have put out two impressive EPs and a number of excellent comp cuts in the past. This record tops 'em all with ease. Greg Shaw does a knockout production job as usual, keeping the sound clear as well as noisy. Fabulous songwriting, stylish arrangements and playing, a distinct group personality; this ain't a name-that-tune Pebbles cover band but a great original group that oughtta be heard by anyone with an interest in good modern music. And fuck the categorizations.The Miracle Workers:
Gerry Mohr (vocals, harmonica, tambourine); Danny Demiankow (guitar, organ, background vocals); Matt Rogers (guitar, background vocals); Joel Barnett (bass); Gene Trautmann (drums, maracas, background vocals). Recorded at Silvery Moon Studios, Los Angeles, California.

traxfromwax:
1. Go Now 2. That Ain't Me 3. Inside Out 4. You'll Know Why 5. Another Guy 6. Love Has No Time 7. I'll Walk Away 8. 5:35 9. Tears 10. Already Gone 11. Hey Little Bird 12. Mystery Girl 13. One Step Closer To You