Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Miracle Legion - Out to Play promo ep (1992, Morgan Creek)

For those of you who couldn't get enough of Miracle Legion's Drenched long-player back in 1992, you'll be happy to lay your ears on this if you've been holding out for something extra (though I imagine most of us have moved on).  Out to Play is a radio promo disc featuring six cuts from Connecticut's strummy, college rock staples.  Most notable among them are two covers - a faithful execution of Bowie's "Ziggy Stardust," and a twangy traipse through da Byrds "Mr. Spaceman," that are exclusive to this CD.  We also get the decent studio outtake "Over to Hell," and the less than decent, "Down Down Down, So Good Gone Bad," which amounts to five-and-a-half-minutes of hazy, acid-trip psycho-babble.  Consider yourself warned.  As you might guess, Out to Play features the song of the same name, one of Drenched's choicest moments, and one more album track, "So Good."  If you have yet to make your acquaintance with Miracle Legion, this is a nice launch pad, but I'd actually start with the record that started it all, 1984's The Backyard ep.  The Music Blog of Saltyka and His Friends also has quite a bit to opine on  Miracle Legion, and they apparently had far more time to dedicate to this topic than I have.

01. Out to Play
02. Over to Hell
03. Ziggy Stardust
04. Mr. Spaceman
05. So Good
06. Down Down Down, So Good Gone Bad


Rushbo said...

Miracle Legion are criminally neglected. 'The Backyard' is a real gem of a record. I've got a few cuts from this ep, but I'm really excited to hear their take on 'Ziggy...'
Thanks for this!

spavid said...

Miracle Legion were great, especially on those first couple of records. BTW, if anyone has their A Simple Thing demo tape to share, please drop me a line.

Stipey23 said...

I have a Simple Thing.

Stipey23 said...

I have a Simple Thing.

Stipey23 said...

I have a Simple Thing.

Scaggsaway said...

Triple posting does pay off!

Earthdog70 said...

Going to see them play in Boston in July!

Spot said...

You don't have to rip off Mark & Ray and can now buy digital alabums in high quality wav format over at: