Mark's first solo album is ace, and I own the album Drenched by Miracle Legion which has some seriously ace tracks but is mostly spades.
The Miracle Legion songs "The Ladies from Town" -- is one of my favorite songs of all time. It's from one of their live discs, more accoustic than other stuff. I love Mark's voice, and can't believe he doesn't get more recognition than he does.
― David Allen (David Allen), Tuesday, 1 March 2005 21:49 (fourteen years ago) link
― Casuistry (Chris P), Tuesday, 1 March 2005 22:30 (fourteen years ago) link
― Jazzbo (jmcgaw), Wednesday, 2 March 2005 01:04 (fourteen years ago) link
I think that's my fave, too, Jazzbo.
― Bimble... (Bimble...), Wednesday, 2 March 2005 04:11 (fourteen years ago) link
― dave225 (Dave225), Wednesday, 23 March 2005 20:34 (fourteen years ago) link
I was amused to learn that J. Mascis plays lead guitar on a few tracks (which is fine by me as long as he doesn't sing!) and that Joey Santiago (of the Pixies I assume) plays guitar on that amazing last track "He Vanished"!
― The Silent Disco of Glastonbury (Bimble...), Sunday, 15 May 2005 03:45 (fourteen years ago) link
So what happened to his wife, does anyone know? The tribute CD is getting mega press and the tracks that I've heard have been great.
― Gerald McBoing-Boing, Thursday, 8 October 2009 01:00 (ten years ago) link
The one thing I saw just said that his wife died suddenly. Bad bad news.
I was in CT in the mid-80s and saw Miracle Legion many times. They were an awesome live band.
BTW, the Thom Yorke version of "all for the best" on the tribute CD is strong.
― that's not my post, Friday, 9 October 2009 06:34 (ten years ago) link
So his new album's out after time away -- and it's REALLY good. And I said as much:
I'd rank it along the John Grant one, actually. Different backgrounds/goals/etc. but definitely a similar impulse at work in terms of reclaiming a past for one's current self.
― Ned Raggett, Friday, 19 July 2013 14:51 (six years ago) link
This is way better than the John Grant. What a great listen.
― skip, Wednesday, 31 July 2013 16:07 (six years ago) link
I wouldn't go that far -- I find Grant's willingness to engage with a broader range of sounds while keeping a core aesthetic more to my taste -- but Mulcahy's just in a sweet spot here that I never would have guessed he'd reach at the time when he was fronting Miracle Legion.
― Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 31 July 2013 16:16 (six years ago) link
Been following Mulcahy since his early Miracle Legion days. This is my favorite solo album of his by far. Nice review, Ned.
― Jazzbo, Thursday, 1 August 2013 13:08 (six years ago) link
― Ned Raggett, Thursday, 1 August 2013 14:07 (six years ago) link
Going to see him play a house concert tonight in Rhode Island. Hope he plays this one.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NTxomByDnEQ
― Jazzbo, Saturday, 7 December 2013 14:30 (five years ago) link
Course, wouldn't mind if he performed this one too, since I was obsessed with it for the better part of a year in the late '80s.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ql7KUSkVNao
― Jazzbo, Saturday, 7 December 2013 14:31 (five years ago) link
― curmudgeon, Sunday, 8 December 2013 03:42 (five years ago) link
Looks like he is playing at Lincoln Center on March 19, 2014
― Can One Hear the Shape of a Ron Decline Bottle? (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 31 December 2013 22:05 (five years ago) link
Just listened to _Dear Mark J._, after no listens for a couple years, and this is still really good. Ned's review describes it very well, too.
― wishy washy hippy variety hour (Hunt3r), Tuesday, 19 July 2016 16:30 (three years ago) link
― Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 19 July 2016 16:32 (three years ago) link
Apartment Murders is slaying me tonight.
What's the lineage of that sound - the huge ringing chords on a lone electric guitar? I got Jeff Buckley and Billy Bragg and ?
― The shard-borne beetle with his drowsy hums (Chinaski), Thursday, 3 May 2018 19:47 (one year ago) link
Video is kinda, well, but the song is pretty great: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iuIu-uG7vY4
He's playing up the road from me in September. Can't wait.
― Good cop, Babcock (Chinaski), Friday, 12 April 2019 22:14 (six months ago) link