Mikey Jukebox

Insatiable EP

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The Mercies have already said sayonara, but their leader, Mikey James (ex-Longwave), has morphed into the do-it-myself ("D.I.M.?") Mikey Jukebox. Bill Racine, who did so much for Rogue Wave's first two LPs, produces this debut EP. And though three songs is too tiny a taste, the multi-influence of melodic rock history is unbowed. "Baby, Baby, Baby!" is stomping, post-glam, ELO-ish dancefloor rock, like Replacements covering Kiss; "Insatiable" bows to late ‘70s Eurodisco (after opening eerily like post-Generation X band Empire!), and "Together, Good Weather" is lighter fare, like Up R.E.M. A "jukebox" indeed -- but a good one.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1 4:00
2 4:11
blue highlight denotes track pick