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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.

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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Fungal Punk: The Arrogants "Introducing..."

A trio of young gents who blend 60's garage, rhythm and blues before salting with a mod-esque flavour and vinegaring with a spite of psychedelia and surfiness. The band have trawled through past sonic sensations, swirled them around and come up with an output of their own with much room to manoeuvre and venture outwards. The release came to me via Dirty Water Records and yes - I have every right to expect much, the label have many classy releases to their name.

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Piccadilly Records: The Thanes "Dishin' The Dirt" b/w "I Don't Want You"

Formed in 1980 using the name The Green Telescope, the idea was of playing the ’60s sounds that they were then discovering every day. They switched names to The Thanes (of Cawdor) in 1986, because says Lenny Helsing (lead guitar/vocals), “We wanted something with less of a psychedelic vibe, a name that would more accurately fit in with our sixties American teen-punk garage infatuation.”

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Distorsioni: Thee Vicars "Every Day" b/w "Don't Wanna Be Free"

The Dirty Water Records is always a guarantee for lovers of garage rock. The English label dismisses three new individual of the same band voted to the god of fuzz. It begins with Thee Vicars, who shoot their brand of garage rock vaguely Black Lips, at least as far as the A-side of the disk, Every Day, although some eschew the lo-fi more stringent in favor of a much more sound sixties (with a long intro Music Machine), less contaminated by contemporary sounds, a nice fuzz that sometimes explodes dramatically and a guitar solo that winks 'eye psychedelia more acidic.

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Audio Scribbler: Thee Gravemen "Thee Gravemen"

It’s unfortunate that outside of garage rock circles people think two-piece groups consisting of drums, guitar and vocals have copped the line-up idea from The White Stripes or The Black Keys. The truth is two-piece groups go back a lot further than that and have been a fixture of US juke joints since they first opened for business. Not many of those blues duos will have chosen to have dressed like undertakers and knock out rockabilly numbers about witches, werewolves and burials.

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Record Hunter: Randy & the Radiants "My Way of Thinking" (Sun, USA, 1965)

I played this single when I was DJing last week and someone came over to see what it was. He was very surprised to see that it was on Sun Records. But, of course, while Sun is famous for its 1950s rockabilly records, including early Elvis Presley and Carl Perkins, plus Johnny Cash and the early blues records that Sam Phillips put out, the label carried on going through to the late 1960s. And while the label's founder wasn't particularly a follower of trends after that initial explosion of rock'n'roll in the mid-1950s, his son Knox found this young band and got them signed to the label for a couple of 45s, this one being a highlight of Sun's twilight years.

Distorsioni: Hollywood Sinners "Disastro Garantito"

New release scheduled for April 11 for this ensemble reduced to a trio from the garage punk scene flourishing Spanish, surely one of the most interesting not only at European level. He had already noticed laDirty Water Records that after two years also publishes the work of that other Hollywood Sinners, and from the title is a guarantee.

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