Branded as one of the leading forces in the garage scene Muck and the Mires steamroller on with hard touring and another 12-track release this time in cahoots with Kim Fowley (the brains behind the legendary all-female rock band The Runaways) and Jim Diamond (of White Stripes fame). Several previous releases have contained songs regarded as cult classics and with a healthy fan base, nearly 14 years on the block and much credible experience this is surely going to be an appetising 12 tracker – but...Read More
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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.
Despite the name putting me off for some time I couldn't ignore the rave reviews this band were getting and this Dirty Water Records release certainly showed me what I've been missing.Read More
‘Dial M For Muck’ is the latest from Boston’s garage rocker’s Much And The Mires. Teaming up with Kim Fowley of The Runaways and Jim Diamond of The White Stripes, the album features 12 songs reminiscent of The Beatles circa 1964 and the Ramones in 77.Read More
Boston’s Muck and the Mires make rock with the same clatter and harmony that The Who, Kinks and Remains pioneered in the mid-’60s.Read More
Muck and the Mires are up next. They had their record release bash in Boston the prior night. I reviewed Muck and crew in BGN's 05/26/14 issue. Tonight they’re a blast. But, rather than say it all again, let’s talk about their new disk, Dial ‘M’ for Muck!Read More
Even though this Boston 4 piece operates since 2000, i have just found out about them through their previous album that came out on the British label Dirty Water Records. Just like the previous record, it is evident that this group borrows its influence from the bands of the British Invasion.Read More
Muddy amazing! This Boston based garage band formed at the start of this millenium, but their musical heartbeat is firmly influenced by last century's '60s transatlantic beat music explosion. Releasing a handful of albums since, this latest batch of garage powerpop rock'n'roll really hits the spot.Read More
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!Read More
Anyone for some garage rock laden down with rock and roll melodies, backing 'Oohs and Ahhs', and plenty of shuffling back beats and authentic fuzz guitars? "Hell yeah" should be the reply and if that's the case then the oddly named Muck and the Mires have got an album for you.Read More