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I-94 Bar: MFC Chicken "Lake Bears! Theme Song"

If you believe the schtick about expat-Canadian vocalist-saxophonist Spencer Evoy meeting bassist Bret Bolton on a pilgrimage to Joe Meek’s former flat and recording studio, you’ll swallow the line that the band was named after a takeaway shop Bolton was living above. And that the pair met when Evoy was busking outside. Every band needs a back story. and it beats Mick and Keef telling record collection stories to each other on a train platform.

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Musica Inclasificable: Muck and the Mires "Dial 'M' for Muck"

Considered the combination of The Beatles in 1964 with the Ramones 1977, Muck And The Mires are an original quartet from Boston who likes to create short songs that have the power of punk and garage, but also contain doses of powerpop, blues and are soulful.

For their latest LP, entitled Dial 'M' For Muck, they composed a dozen songs that keep the same style that has been touring the US and European. Already a few years ago were the winners by Little Steven Van Zandt (member of the E Street Band Bruce Springsteen and broadcaster Underground Garage radio show) looking more energetic group of underground rock country. If that was not enough, remember that they have shared the stage with the likes of Dick Dale, Dictators, Supersuckers, Ray Davies and MC5, among others, which allows us to understand a little of his sound.

With a peculiar history, the group was unintentionally. Around 2000, Muck (Evan Shore, former member of The Queers and The Voodoo Dolls) recorded a home demo under the name of Muck And The Mires, pretending to be a recording of the sixties lost in time, which immediately caught the attention of various labels, but ultimately those who were commissioned to edit Amp Records on CD and vinyl Soundflat Records. The album took the strange title of All Mucked Up - The Best of The Muck And The Mires, and to date many people think it is a greatest hits of an old band, when in fact it is the first material of an imaginary project . Given the expectations and good reception, Evan decided to recruit other musicians, now formally conceive Muck And The Mires.

Back to the present, which the quartet recorded this album released by the British label Dirty Water Records are issues that follow the structure of an average pop song, but with energy and euphoric screams that only rock can generate. There dotted fuzz guitars, hypnotic keyboard and a battery that always marks the same rate.

No false pretenses, they do not care about changing the world or implement a particular political ideology, all that matters is that you shake and perspire while enjoying any of his compositions, for surely they will do it onstage.

Pure Rawk: MFC Chicken "Solid Gravy!"

If you're one of those old-skool garage fans who are waiting for King Salami and the Cumberland Three to put out their next album then I think I may have just found a quick temporty fix for you while we wait.  Also on the Dirty Water label, there's more than a passing resemblence between MFC Chicken and the aforementioned King Salami and co.  Except instead of being fixated on sausages, these guys, as their name suggests (they're named after a takeaway over in Holloway), have a bit of an obessession with chicken.  Seriously, if someone hasn't tried to link the two bands up on a 'sausages 'n' chicken' tour already then the matter relly needs to be rectified asap.

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Vive le Rock: The Youth "Nothing But ..."

This Copenhagen four-piece strut their '60s garage blues brilliantly on a scorching debut album.  Crammed with snappy guitar breaks and solos, such as on opener 'Come On', there's an urgency permeating from their foot-tapping rhythms on 'Girls Like You', as their loose sounding grungy groovs grabs you via its appealing unpolished edginess, the gruff vocals complimenting perfectly their brash backbeat.

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Raw Power Magazine: The Arrogants "Introducing ..."

When you are a young group and we sign on a label for a first EP, it is generally happiness. When you do more of the garage revival sixties and that the label in question is Dirty Water Records, ecstasy is probably not far off. But what about when there is a group that Lille sign on the prestigious English label? Yes that must be it looks like a fairy tale version of garage rock!  Not even major when they are discovered by Yvan Serrano (Dustaphonics - which produces the EP said), The Arrogants must be on their little cloud.

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Making Time Fanzine: Muck and the Mires "Dial 'M' for Muck

Monday 24 of November will be the date in which Dirty Water Records releases their third LP by the titans of garage-rock. From Boston… Muck and The Mires! With a as sesentero title as DIAL “M” FOR MUCK! the quartet gives twelve tracks that are not limited to a furious garage of ankle boots and fringe but they are sufficiently flexible to contribute other received apuntos good for the degustador of the good rock. Without doubt, it's their best disc to date!

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