Monday, 23 November 2009

miracle mile monday part 13

Miracle miles 4th lp released in 2003 is called "Alaska" and more than ever apart from the final track it feels like a book of short stories. Songs let us look into the lives of various characters before moving on to the next. By this stage the band consisted of Trevor Jones and Marcus Cliffe.

Trevor Jones on the band website - " A lot of these songs focus on the tricks that we use, the games that we play, and the skills we develop to stop ourselves becoming unglued"

I'll start with the title track and lp opener. It features some beautiful guitar playing. Lyrically it is the most explicit in terms of the songwriter as an observer and recorder. In this case the pay off is heartbreaking

Alaska - Miracle Mile

"The bundle at her breast, it's all they could hope for
From hair of fading nylon to perfect plastic toes"

On a separate note the band's website has been redesigned and has some great stuff on it.
You can also buy Alaska on the site here

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