Miracle Whips



Backstory
Paul Dillon & Jason Merritt did not meet on a co-headlining Sparklehorse/Mercury Rev tour of the Eastern US back in 1999, though by all accounts they should have.
Jeff Mercel was there, playing drums with Mercury Rev – Paul was there as guitar tech for Mark Linkous, and Jason was there on the same bus as Jeff & his upstate compatriots in his capacity as ride-along-poet-inresidence. I think the tour lasted about two weeks.

The Songs
The first item of official Miracle Whips business was a field trip to Goodwill to purchase a large & unwieldy 1970’s era cast iron electric typewriter, and soon thereafter the songs flowed like cheap beer. The results were as surprising and unlikely as a conflict-free diamon as neither Jason nor Paul had previously collaborated in the pursuit of song to such an extent – and quite frankly, did nor approve of it either. They both still think it’s a bad idea worth pursuing.

The Record
Jeff was flown out to Portland, Oregon from his home in Saugerties, NY, where he & the other two decamped to Colin Hegna’s famed Revolver Studios to records every song live, together, in the room, close-mic’d & in close quarters. ‘The Basement Tapes’ but recorded with the intention of release, or something like that. The old way of doing things, sometimes, is the best way.



Booking

Freda Wilms
freda@midnightmango.de

Label

Jörg Tresp

joerg@devilduckrecords.com

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