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Magnificent Fiend

by Howlin Rain

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    Long out of print, first vinyl edition of Magnificent Fiend, black vinyl.

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Requiem 00:54
Nomads 05:05
El Rey 07:08
Goodbye Ruby 07:51
Riverboat 06:04


Magnificent Fiend is the second album from Howlin Rain. By turns pummeling and pastoral, it oscillates between roaring, all-stops-out, Hammond organ-driven tracks and delicate electric piano passages, topped by harmonized, often dissonant guitar lines. Toss in counter-melodic bass, sometimes quirky breaks, and extended instrumental sequences that are either ascending to the heavens or cascading softly, from the skies in sparkling showers of gunpowder and smoke. All held together by Miller's distinctive, crushed-velvet roar-redolent of British R&B giants Steve Marriott or Terry Reid which extends to a sweet, plaintive falsetto and lyrical content. It is the first to be issued under a joint agreement between multi-platinum record producer Rick Rubin's American label and San Francisco-based indie Birdman Records.


released August 7, 2020

Recorded by Tim Green in 2007 at Prairie Sun and Louder Studios.
Mastered by John Golden
Released in 2008.

Artwork by Arik Roper

The Players:
Garett Goddard: Drums
Ian Gradek: Bass
Mike Jackson: Guitar
Ethan Miller: Vocals and Guitar
Joel Robinow: Keys, Horn and Harmony Vocals
Eli Eckert: Guitar, Bass
Scott Knippelmeir: Trombone
Matt Waters: Saxophone


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