Posted: May 7, 2022 in MUSIC

Miracle Legion were a Connecticut-based band that immediately sprang to life on the heels of a post-R.E.M. guitar rock boom, chiefly because lead singer Mark Mulcahy’s voice bore an uncanny resemblance to Michael Stipe’s, and the arpeggio guitar structures were akin to Peter Buck’s sound.  

Band Camp Friday is here again.Today we are happy to release ’No Flags’ by Miracle Legion. It’s ML opening for Pere Ubu in Birmingham England. Recorded on the 4th of July 1989, it’s the last show of a long and wonderful tour. Great set, great sound. Even an encore. Very nice, and I think our first live show from the UK on BC.

Oh to be in England on the 4th of July……Give them a good look at the one that got away.
This show was the last show of a very long and very groovy tour opening for Pere Ubu.
Nobody was confident enough to drive on the wrong side so they hired us a driver who had at some point worked for Pink Floyd. Not sure what if anything he did for them, but likely was not driving. After several very close calls and one chance at a fatality we protested. Our manager at the time, Brad Lee, flew
in from New Jersey to fire him, Pink Floyd be damned. Mr. Lee showed up in a Birmingham rage and made you man redundant.

Free from English terror once again. In his bag the manager had four tiny paper flags. Four flags of freedom. We clucked with pride, but then somebody said this was a no flags show. No flags.
Maybe it’s better that way…..In rock.

Band Camp Friday is the one day the artists get all the money from whatever you buy.

Guitar played by R.D. Neal The Younger of Edinburgh
Drumming by Arch Duke Anthony ’Sir Anthony’ Boutier
Sung by The Earl of Mark J. Mulcahy
Bass played by Lord D. Allen McCaffrey

Recorded July 4th at The Irish Centre in Birmingham UK

Special thanks to David Thomas,Tony Maimone, Scott Krauss,
Eric Drew Feldman, and most especially to the beautiful Jim Jones.

Released May 6th, 2022

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