Steve Wynn | Here Come The Miracles
CD, Blue Rose/Zomba
Publicatiedatum: 01 maart 2001
Are our beloved US guitar rockers going crazy? After Rich Hopkins called his last album "my Sgt. Pepper" and labelled it 'Devolver' in a very daring way, his buddy Steve Wynn is appearing with new material. It's a double-album, and he puts it in a row with 'Exile on Main Street' and 'London Calling'. Completely driven mad? Keep calm: Steve Wynn is not so wrong. Certainly we have to wait if 'Here Come the Miracles' owns the permanent quality of the shining examples from the past, but I discovered that it is really a very special acoustic experience. Right away in the opener and title song you can hear Wynn rocking wild through the garage, not able to keep his hands away from the hallucinogenic mushrooms on his windowsill. I don't remember an album of the ex-Dream Syndicate frontman with so much fine psychedelia in it. Distorted, feedbacking guitars are blown through many different effects, and Chris Cacavas draws some magic sounds out of his organ. Of course the guest list is a fine one - not only Cacavas, but also the Calexico guys Burns and Convertino play a part. Though many experiments happen on this album, making it a very refreshing one, there is also a lot of classical Wynn. 'Shades of Blue' , Wynn says, is the song that is most typical for him, something like an intersection. And the first single 'Sustain' could have played a good role on 'Melting in the Dark" or 'Sweetness and Light'. Great songs among others are 'Death Valley Rain', 'Southern California line', and 'Topanga Canyon'. Well done, Mr. Wynn!
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