When Spencer Evoy arrived in London fresh from Canada, little did he know that his quest to reignite the spirit of the rock’n’roll sound of the American Northwest would start outside a chicken shop on the Holloway Road. Walking down that fabled stretch of tarmac, he was struck by the greasy aroma of deep fried chicken and felt his belly ache.
Realising his funds had all ben spent on the plane fare, he whipped out his saxophone and proceeded to busk outside the premises in the hope of a few quid to pay for his next meal. Hearing the sweet tones of rock’n’roll drift into his bedroom in the flat above the shop, Bret Bolton called out to Spencer. Their eyes met and they instantly realised they were musical brothers in arms. Days later, they had formed a band together, naming it after the now sadly defunct and derelict chicken shop where they met: MFC Chicken.
Joined by Ravi on drums, Parsley on organ and Alberto on guitar, the poultry-loving group soon began making a name for themselves, becoming one of the hottest garage rock'’n’roll acts in London, setting clubs alight with their own red hot take on “the music the Sonics were listening to”. Having spent a good year or more honing their set and finding out which songs make the girls dance (ie. all of them!), their debut LP, Music for Chicken, cemented the globe-spanning gang as the finest purveyors of Pacific Northwest rhythm and blues in the land.
So do you love dancing but hate contemporary music? Are you desperate to hear garage rock’n’roll really taken back to its roots?
If so, then you most definitely ready for that indescribable, unstoppable Chicken sound: “The latest and greatest item on the rock’n’roll dance menu.” With new bassist Fernando on board, MFC Chicken have continued touring the world and found time to knock out a brand new album that is EVEN better than their debut.
For Fans Of: ’60s Garage Rock, British Invasion,The Sonics, The Ramones, The Fleshtones, Black Keys, Kim Fowley, and Little Steven’s Underground Garage.
“Possibly The Best Live Group Now - Powerpopaction.Com
“Yeah Yeah Yeah!” - Little Steven
“The ‘64 Beatles Meets The Ramones" - Kim Fowley
Dirty Water Records presents “Dial M For Muck”, the latest release from Muck & The Mires. Boston’s International ambassadors of garage rock’n’roll have once again teamed up with JIM DIAMOND (White Stripes) and KIM FOWLEY for an explosive 12-song scorcher of an album. FOWLEY, best known as the genius behind the legendary all-female rock band The Runaways, describes the band as a cross between the 1964 BEATLES and the 1977 RAMONES. On “DIAL M...”, Muck and the Mires expand these influences to include hints of ’60s BUBBLEGUM, ’70s POWER-POP and even A LITTLE BIT O’ SOUL! Muck and the Mires have built a worldwide following through relentless touring, radio and satellite airplay and a string of recordings considered by many to be cult classics. Their British Invasion-style songs are all two minutes long and all potential hits; their live show is a high energy blast of fast-paced, post-punk, gritty garage rock and roll.
Formed in 2000, Muck And The Mires are the first group to ever have a “Best Of” collection released before ever playing a note together; (All Mucked Up -The Best of Muck and the Mires). In reality, these raw recordings were home demos created by Muck (Evan Shore formerly of The Queers and The Voodoo Dolls) issued on CD in Canada on Amp Records and subsequently on vinyl by SOUNDFLAT RECORDS of Germany.
Following the immediate success of this album, Muck assembled the real-life Muck and the Mires whose current line-up features original drummer JESSIE BEST, long-time bassist John Quincy Mire, and the recent return of founding lead guitarist Pedro Mire. Some career highlights include: Featured on MTV as the winners of LITTLE STEVEN VAN ZANDT’S (E-Street band/Underground Garage) national battle of the garage bands contest.
Toured Europe and quickly built a large following both home and abroad thanks to strong airplay and worldwide live appearances with NY Dolls, Dictators, MC5, Dick Dale, Kaiser Chiefs, Pete Best, Ray Davies, Supersuckers and many more. “Caught In A Lie” appeared in the HISTORY CHANNEL’S film “Vietnam in HD” and is featured on the album “1-2-3-4” released jointly on DIONYSUS RECORDS (Burbank, California) and Soundflat Records (Germany). “1-2-3-4” received a 4-star rating from England’s prestigious Uncut Magazine, prompting their first UK tour. In Liverpool, they headlined the famous Cavern Club and caught the attention of EX-BEATLES MANAGER Allan Williams.
It should be noted that, despite their offer to employee him, “The man who gave away the Beatles” also turned down Muck and the Mires. Kim Fowley produced the groups 2009 release “Hypnotic”, their first full-length for London’s DIRTY WATER RECORDS, where the group has set up shop ever since. 2011’s “A Cellarful of Muck” proved to be the group’s biggest album to date, even scoring record of the month on Spanish National Radio.
Tracks : 1. Three Steps Closer 2. Don’t Write Her Off 3. Cheating Yourself 4. Someday I’ll Get My Way 5. You Can’t Run Away From Love 6. Double White Line 7. Candy Apple Red 8. Whenever She’s Around 9. Kara Lee 10. Love Is Gonna Let You Down 11. Bad Omen 12. Pocket Change