Saturday, May 12, 2012

Miles Dethmuffen 7" (1992, Presto)

This 45 is a follow-up to a couple of prior Miles Dethmuffen posts, whose Nine-Volt Grape album I took a huge liking to.  M/D were a co-ed Boston area outfit who had a penchant for smart, left-of-the-dial pop that was in some small way the quintessence of their era, despite being an unknown quantity.  Linda Bean lends her pipes to the sprite, tuneful A-side "Mouth of Hell," a succulent slice of gritty pop perfection.  Even Trouser Press referred to this little nugget as "wonderful," though it's more abrasive flip, "Painting the Bridge" is less approachable...but don't let that scare you off. 

A. Mouth of Hell
B. Painting the Bridge


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