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Static Transmission

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Steve Wynn & The Miracle 3

Release Date: 2003
Album Notes:

Steve Wynn's latest effort, released, Feb 24, 2003 in Europe and July 1st, 2003 in the US,

Static Transmission picks up where Here Come The Miracles Left off. It is recorded in the studio, with mostly the same band (Jason Victor replaced Chris Brokaw on guitar).

The Miracle 3 :
Linda Pitmon : Drums
Dave DeCastro : Bass
Jason Victor : Guitar

Chris Cacavas plays keyboard.

Item 1: cd
# Track Title Play
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1What Comes After What Comes After
2Candy Machine Candy Machine
3The Ambassador Of Soul The Ambassador Of Soul
4Keep It Clean Keep It Clean
5Amphetamine Amphetamine
6California Style California Style
7One Less Shining Star One Less Shining Star
8Maybe Tomorrow Maybe Tomorrow
9Hollywood Hollywood
10Charcoal Sunset Charcoal Sunset
11A Fond Farewell A Fond Farewell
12If It Was Easy Everybody Would Do It (hidden track) If It Was Easy Everybody Would Do It
Item 2: cd
# Track Title Play
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1Riverside Riverside
2Nothing Like Anything Nothing Like Anything
3Underneath The Underground Underneath The Underground
4Timing Timing
5Survival Blues Survival Blues
6Again Again
7State Trooper State Trooper
8Benediction Benediction

Static Transmission

  • MOJO

    "The latest outing from the former Dream Syndicate vocalist-guitarist has an engaging mix of edgy power-pop ('Amphetamine,'Candy Machine') and dreamy ballads ('Maybe Tomorrow'). Some of its best moments recall Lou Reed - like the melancholic, 'What Comes After' or brooding rocker, 'The Ambassador Of Soul.'"
  • Q

    "Wynn is still fusing Dylan with the Velvet Underground, fashioning windswept vistas with lucid guitars and evocative, mini-screenplay lyrics. 'Static Transmission' pleasingly focuses Wynn's talents in a profusion of euphoric chord progressions ('Maybe Tomorrow'), amp-mangling sonics and intriguing narratives ('One Less Shining Star')."
  • London Sunday Times

    "He has since perfected a dryly narrative approach that somehow outpaces the Lou Reed comparisons to break through to its own discrete creative space. Here, on the weary 'Maybe Tomorrow' or in the foot-to-the-floor escapism of 'Amphetamine,' Wynn proves that, far from being spent, he remains a force to be reckoned with and cherished."
  • Seattle Weekly

    "...leave it to 43-year-old Steve Wynn to bring the proverbial heat, with two of the loudest, hardest, and most passionate sets of music in Austin all week. In town since before the festival, the former Dream Syndicate leader made a parade of appearances, but two of his final SXSW slots; his official conference bow at the Cactus Cafe on Friday and a Saturday evening set at Alejandro Escovedo's Taco X-Press gala were nothing short of incendiary. ...Wynn ripped though a perfect mix of solo and Syndicate songs with a power and volume that threatened to come gleefully unhinged throughout..."
  • No Depression

    "of his two latest records, 'Static Transmission' is perhaps the more vital, a trip the 43-year-old rocker has never taken before. It's at times contemplative, tender, vulnerable, even occasionally happy. ... [he has] churned out some of the most piercing songs of his career, bonded by a core theme of mortality. ...perhaps nothing on 'Static Transmission' is more monumental than 'Amphetamine,' a six-and-a-half-minute runaway train and the yin to the yang of the album's more pensive moments. ...Musically, the song is as good as anything Wynn's ever recorded, an explosion of guitars and rollicking rhythms..."
  • Chicago Tribune

    "The ex-Dream Syndicate frontman's a veritable Ph.D. of timeless rock songcraft, and his strong new record 'Static Transmission' is a tuneful, intelligent collision of post-punk fury, stylishly measured balladry and mature rock hook-smithing."
  • USA Today

    Steve Wynn, Static Transmission (***) As a member of the Dream Syndicate, Steve Wynn was instrumental in building the 1980s "paisley underground" scene in Los Angeles. Regrettably, the indie rocker......more>
  • The Sun Herald

    Steve Wynn's wonderful double disc, "Here Comes The Miracles," was one of the best albums released in 2001; and, it made our Top Ten List for that year, as well......more>
  • Q

    Nearly two decades since his Dream Syndicate combo helped spark Los Angeles' psychedelic revival, Wynn is still fusing Dylan with the Velvet Underground, fashioning windswept vistas with lucid guitars and evocative, mini-screenplay lyrics. Less patchy than his previous seven solo albums, Static Transmission pleasingly focuses Wynn's talents in a profusion of euphoric chord progressions (Maybe Tomorrow), amp-mangling sonics and intriguing narratives (One Less Shining Star). Drummer Linda Pitmon, bassist Dave DeCastro and guitarist Jason Victor lend energetic support throughout, while ex-Green On Red man Chris Cacavas ornaments proceedings with a litany of arcane keyboard sounds......David Sheppard **** Q
  • Bucketfull of Brains

    "There's currently almost no live experience to top Steve Wynn & The Miracle 3. There will be few records this year to top 'Static Transmission.' In the same way as Lucinda Williams, Steve creates vital work in his maturity. It's a mystery why he doesn't achieve a similar recognition."
  • DIY Reporter.com

    "If you're looking for hype, don't look to Steve Wynn. He's taken for granted because he's lived most of his life in Los Angeles and New York, leaving him without the halo that surrounds some rumor from Obscure, Oklahoma. All Wynn offers is an evening of intelligence and entertainment. Plus free drinks, sex, drugs and gunplay. At least in his songs."
  • fufkin.com

    "'Static Transmission' is a balanced recording. It has a perfect flow between thoughtful and playful; it works comfortably within its manytextures; it is a record of grace and agitation, energy and exhaustion, serenity and quiet rage. It is a rarity in its completeness. It is a joy in its spiritual quality. And it is a miracle of its own earnest sincerity."
  • St. Louis Riverfront Times

    "Wynn is as terrific a performer as he is a songwriter, and right in front of the stage is the best place to catch the feedback."
  • St. Louis Post-Dispatch

    "...his set was so blisteringly great..."
  • Chicago Reader

    "Wynn sounds like a man reprieved; he never runs in place, and he knows how to use pale feedback to supernatural effect. His stories of the hopeful and the doomed are more like miniature novels..."
  • PLAYBACK

    Last month, Steve Wynn & the Miracle 3 struck Twangfest 7 like a tsunami, and to extend that trope, if their sonic fury at St. Louis's annual celebration of Americana didn't......more>
  • Guitarnoise.com

    Is this guy doomed to being compared with Lou Reed all his life? Absolutely. Then again, that's not a bad artist to be compared to. One could add a few other influences, the awesome Candy Machine is Lou Reed meets David Bowie. So why buy Steve Wynn instead of Lou Reed? Because Steve Wynn is not Lou Reed. He may have a similar sound, but that's all. This is an all in all fabulous album! Static Transmission is 51 minutes of pure fun the way only a very few artists know how to create. Certainly this album is one you will be listening to regularly for years to come. Don't miss the chance to see Steve on tour; bring some friends and tell them you're going to see Lou Reed; they won't be disapointed.
  • Mansfield News Journal

    Indie rock veteran Steve Wynn often has warranted comparisons to Lou Reed and Neil Young. However, it is the individuality and strong presence of those artists that best sums up Wynn and his earnest, often caustic, singer and songwriter style. On "Static Transmissions," this U.S. artist conjures more tales of heartfelt struggles, tongue-in-cheek stories and angry diatribes that combine a granola-rock aesthetic with indie cool. Perhaps unknown in mainstream circles, consider "Static Transmissions" an excellent starting point for those discerning rock fans who haven't had much to rock to of late.
  • Kansas City Star

    The Dream Syndicate was one of the most enduring bands of the '80s. No big hair. No videos filmed on a yacht. No period nonsense. Just smart rock 'n' roll. The......more>
  • Chicago Tribune

    "...The ex-Dream Syndicate frontman's a veritable Ph.D. of timeless rock songcraft, and his strong new record 'Static Transmission' is a tuneful, intelligent collision of post-punk fury, stylishly measured balladry and mature rock hook-smithing."
  • Playback St. Louis Review

    Last month, Steve Wynn & the Miracle 3 struck Twangfest 7 like a tsunami, and to extend that trope, if their sonic fury at St. Louis'annual celebration of Americana didn't......more>
  • Penny Black Music

    I have been listening to Steve Wynn forever (Well 19 years now) and he has never ever disappointed me ever. Unlike most prolific artists, he has never done that duff......more>
  • NetRhythms.COM

    Former leader of guitars drenched 80s Paisley Underground outfit The Dream Syndicate (whose John Coltrane Stereo Blues remains seminal psychedelic rock listening), Wynn isn't one for pussyfooting around his sonic......more>
  • DoneWaiting.COM

    I got the promo version of this album as a gift: 11 songs, plus one "secret track". From what I've heard the first 1000 or so copies of the proper......more>
  • PopMatters.com

    For all of Steve Wynn's indie rock legend, it's been surprising that his solo career hasn't really taken off until recently. As a member of the Dream Syndicate -- the......more>
  • AllMusic.COM

    Steve Wynn continues his winning streak on Static Transmission. Ever since he rescued his lackluster solo career with the incendiary Melting in the Dark in 1996, his albums have been......more>
  • Power Of Pop

    Wynn's last outing - the incendiary and inspired double disc set Here Come the Miracles - was one of the high musical points of 2001. Certainly, in my opinion, bar......more>
  • Americana UK

    An architect of the celebrated 80's LA Paisley Underground scene with The Dream Syndicate, Steve Wynn delivers his 8th solo release and with it we find a mature artist who......more>
  • PopDepression

    April 11th - April 18th 2003. Album Of The Week Steve Wynn Static Transmission
  • NetRhythms.co.uk

    Former leader of guitars drenched 80s Paisley Underground outfit The Dream Syndicate (whose John Coltrane Stereo Blues remains seminal psychedelic rock listening), Wynn isn't one for pussyfooting around his sonic......more>
  • Sunday Times (UK)

    "I'VE HAD my doubts/Days, months and years I could have done without," Steve Wynn sings on The Ambassador of Soul, and its tempting to hear in this an expression of regret about what might have been. The Man who, with the Dream Syndicate, heralded the West Coast's 1980s "paisley underground" (alongside Green on Red), Wynn reigned supreme over, then languished in, college rock/radio. He has since perfected a dryly narrative approach that somehow outpaces the Lou Reed comparisons to break through to its own discrete creative space. Here, on the weary Maybe Tomorrow (beguilingly confused by ELO-style strings) or in the foot-to-the-floor escapism of Amphetamine, Wynn proves that, far from being spent, he remains a force to be reckoned with and cherished.
  • Penny Black Music

    What can be said about the Dream Syndicate, Steve Wynn's legendary band, that hasn't already been said? The Dream Syndicate embraced thefeedback-flooded sounds of the Velvet Underground and were heralded......more>
  • HomeOfRock.DE

    Was gibt's Neues im Sound-Universum des umtriebigen Steve Wynn? Fast alles beim Alten, kommt einem vorschnell über die Lippen. Auf gewohnt hohem Niveau verwöhnt uns Steve auch diesmal wieder mit einem......more>
  • Pstereo.no

    Jeg kjenner en kar som har vœrt på mellom ti og tjue konserter med den tidligere vokalisten i The Dream Syndicate. Nå forbanner seg selv fordi han har bestilt ferietur......more>
  • OK magazine (Serbian)

    Sa svakim novim izdanjem Steve Wynn laganim, ali sigurnim korakom napreduje ka statusu kakav imaju najveci rock and roll heroji. Wynnov talenat su prepoznali i njegovi savremenici, pa je u......more>
  • Kindmuzik.NET

    Als de oprichter van Dream Syndicate, één van die onmetelijk invloedrijke gitaarrockbands uit de alternatieve hoek van destijds (lees de popencyclopedie er maar op na), is Steve Wynn alweer enige......more>
  • Politken (Danish)

    Ude i den hedeørken ved Tucson, Arizona, har en af rockens mest rastløse sjœle og flittigste musikere, Steve Wynn, indspillet sine to seneste og meget fine album, det dobbelte 'Here......more>
  • Jyllands Posten (Danish)

    For to år siden udgav Steve Wynn sit livs plade, dobbelt-CD'en "Here Come The Miracles", en veritabel musikalsk California-saga."Static Transmission" er mere kompakt - og ikke så rolig, ikke så herligt ujœvn, ikke helt så poppet, altfavnende eller grœnsesøgende. Som forgœngeren er det nye album ikke indspillet i Californien, men i Tucson, Arizona, og der er noget wild west over udfoldelserne - ikke at forveksle med countrymusik. Der skydes skødesløst fra hoften, og attituden er trœg og ensporet, om end åben for forskellige retninger. Enkelte gange er det lidt for langsommeligt, andre gange lidt for tjept, men for det meste er det bare ligepå, flosset og naivistisk. Der har altid vœret noget œrligt og direkte over den mand.
  • Berlingske Tidende

    Steve Wynn er en af rockens ihœrdige slidere. Siden midten af 1980erne og med et afsœt i punk har den amerikanske sanger, guitarist og sangskriver kunnet forene Velvet Undergrounds nøgterne......more>
  • Aftonbladet (Swedish)

    Steve Wynn & The Miracle 3 Static transmission rock (BlueRose/MNW) Trots att de tidiga Dream Syndicate-plattorna från 80-talet fortfarande Är oövertrÄffade har det alltid funnits något djupt ÄlskvÄrt över allt som Steve Wynn varit inblandad i. Han gjorde utmÄrkta soloplattor som "Kerosene man" och "Dazzling display" i början av 90-talet, för att inte tala om de två albumen med hobbybandet Gutterball. Både blodfylld och verserad gitarrock nånstans mellan Young, Dylan och Verlaine, inte sÄllan med en rejÄl skvÄtt popkÄnsla på vÄl valda stÄllen. Senare års album har varit mer ojÄmna men förra plattan, dubbla "Here come the miracles", blev en ovÄntad framgång i USA och nytÄndningen håller i sig på det hÄr både intima och mångsidiga albumet. Den som tröttnat på hur Lou Reed låter nu för tiden hittar förmodligen en hel del hÄr, inte minst i utsökta öppningsspåret "What comes after". Håkan Steen Publicerad: 2003-02-2
  • KindaMuzik

    Als de oprichter van Dream Syndicate, één van die onmetelijk invloedrijke gitaarrockbands uit de alternatieve hoek van destijds (lees de popencyclopedie er maar op na), is Steve Wynn alweer enige......more>
  • NightLoop (German)

    Wenn es um Steve Wynn geht, dann ist immer wieder von seiner ehemaligen, seiner legendÄren Band die Rede: Dream Syndicate. Deren Mastermind und Songwriter war Steve Wynn in den 80er-Jahren,......more>
  • Trondheim Impuls

    God og mangfoldig Steve Wynn går tilbake til sine røffe røtter og låter dermed helt moderne. Steve Wynn: ?STATIC TRANSMISSION? 5/6 Mange mener at Steve Wynn utgav sitt kanskje beste album noen gang med......more>
  • SupernovaPop

    Aunque en España sea más conocido para el gran público por su trabajo con Australian Blonde, Steve Wynn es un respetado músico norteamericano que ya hizo carrera en su pa?s......more>
  • Mescalini.IT

    Ogni disco è un mettersi alla prova, a maggior ragione se il precedente ha avuto riscontri positivi. Questo vale per qualunque artista, indipendentemente dal suo successo commerciale, e quindi anche......more>
  • Svenska Dagbladet

    Den hÄr Kalifornienkillen trampar runt på den musikaliska åker som kallas för alternativcountry. Det brukar i praktiken betyda countrymusik som nÄrmar sig rocken med dess attityd och anslag. Ofta Är den också framförd av yngre amerikanska musiker som vuxit upp med lika mycket rock- som rotmusik. Nu Är Steve Wynn inte purung, 43 i dag faktiskt, men visst hörs det att han lyssnat lika mycket på Stones som på Hank Williams. Plattan Är ojÄmn med en del fantastiska spår och några helt ointressanta. Men Wynn rör sig lika obehindrat mellan Velvet Underground-liknande låtar som klassisk country.
  • http://www.planet.nl/

    De Amerikaanse gitaarrock zoals we die de laatste decennia kennen zou een totaal ander gezicht hebben als Steve Wynn en zijn Dream Syndicate begin jaren '80 niet voor een standaard......more>
  • Gaffa

    Here Come The Miracles hed Steve Wynns forrige album. Og et mindre mirakel var det da også, da guitaristen og sangeren efter en lang rœkke middelmådige album atter fandt tråden......more>

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