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Friday, 12 September 2014
A Wynn Wynn Situation
It has been reasonably quiet and mellow on CCM these last few days.
This is about to change temporarily with the first of two tracks from Static Transmission a 2003 album by Steve Wynn and the Miracle 3 on the great German Americana label Blue Rose.
Here the ex- Dream Syndicate man is joined by the Miracle 3 - Jason Victor on Guitar, Dave Decastro on bass and his wife Linda Pitmon on drums. Chris Cacavas also pops up on many of the tracks so it really should be the Miracle 3 1/2.
I saw them live at the Continental Club in Austin around this time one sunny Saturday afternoon in a free show that also included the previously featured Mary McBride and it was easily one of the best live shows I have ever witnessed. In particular the incendiary guitar playing of Jason Victor will live long in the memory.
To me Static Transmission and its 2001 predecessor Here Come the Miracles represent the pinnacle of Steve Wynn's long and illustrious career and they are two albums which any discerning collection should not be without.
Steve Wynn & the Miracle 3 - Amphetamine
Steve Wynn & the Miracle 3 - California Style