Devo ‎– Miracle Witness Hour

Futurismo ‎– FUTNO2B
Vinyl, LP, Limited Edition, Remastered, Red Glitter


A1 Be Stiff
A2 Uncontrollable Urge
A3 Mongoloid
A4 Timing X / Soo Bawlz
A5 Polyvinyl Chloride
B1 Jocko Homo
B2 Huboon Stomp
B3 Praying Hands
B4 Secret Agent Man
B5 Smart Patrol / Mr. DNA

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The independent store only red glitter 'Hot Dust' edition.

Info from Futurismo:

'Spuds rejoice, for the Miracle Witness Hour is at hand! In 1977 DEVO played an intimate show to an eager handful at biker bar turned total dive The Eagle Street Saloon in Cleveland, Ohio. Unbeknown to those canny onlookers, they were to testify to the healing power of DEVO! But what of us now? Beautiful mutants fear not, FUTURISMO are here to rectify your late party syndrome. Televised through the antennas of time we give you DEVO’s most intimate unreleased live record ever - Miracle Witness Hour!

Released for the first time on any format, this remastered document of de-evolution is finally given the attention it truly deserves. A rare glimpse into the embryonic stages of the groundbreaking band way before the masses knew how to ‘whip-it good’, the Miracle Witness Hour boasts primal versions of the bands most recalled avant-pop songs, juxtaposed against some of their rarer experimental gems. Seemingly fitting for the kind of off the wall experience that would have DEVO’s dehumanised art house sci-fi set against the backdrop of Eagle Streets dingy and ruptured old world interior, it’s the playful live imperfections in this recording that genuinely make the Miracle Witness Hour an original and intimate experience.

This FUTURISMO release revitalises this event with exciting artwork and packaging that represents the bands forward thinking approach to the aesthetics that shaped the following decade. The outer sleeve comes die-cut revealing the box-fold reversible cover inner sleeve, itself containing a second sleeve, and housing rare images as well as brand new liner notes by DEVO founding member Gerald Casale. It also comes on heavyweight 180g coloured vinyl with Free download. Praise the lord! We must repeat D-E-V-O.

Tracklisting > 1. Be Stiff 2. Uncontrollable Urge 3. Mongoloid 4. Timing X / Soo Bawls 5. Polyvinyl Chloride 6. Jocko Homo 7. Huboon Stomp 8. Praying Hands 9. Secret Agent Man 10. Smart Patrol / Mr DNA

NOTE: Please be aware that due the nature of this exciting vinyl effect, there is a chance some areas of the record may incur a slight loss in sound quality.'

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
FUTNO3 Devo Miracle Witness Hour(CD, Album, RM) Futurismo FUTNO3 UK 2014 Sell This Version
FUTNO2 Devo Miracle Witness Hour(LP, Ltd, RM, Whi) Futurismo FUTNO2 UK 2014 Sell This Version
FUTNO3 Devo Miracle Witness Hour(CD, Album, Die) Futurismo FUTNO3 Japan 2015 Sell This Version
FUTNO2 Devo Miracle Witness Hour(LP, Ltd, RM, Yel) Futurismo FUTNO2 UK 2014 Sell This Version
FUTNO2C Devo Miracle Witness Hour(LP, Ltd, RM, Pin) Futurismo FUTNO2C UK 2015 Sell This Version


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February 14, 2016
The packaging is top notch and the vinyl looks stunning, unfortunately the background noise makes the whole album unlistenable for me. I think this varies depending on the stylus used, as previous reviewer only found it noticeable on quieter passages.


December 2, 2014
edited over 2 years ago
Excellent quality early live recording, although a shame about the fading out / phasing in between songs which spoils it somewhat, & as noted, suffers from background noise on quieter passages due to the glitter effect vinyl. Nevertheless I still highly recommend this release. Amazing artwork & the vinyl does look stunning!!!