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First Released: 2014
Tracks: 10 (2 tracks are medleys)
Label: US: Futurismo

Track Listing[]

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

Personnel[]

DEVO[]

Trivia[]

  • Miracle Witness: Live in Ohio 1977 is the second release on the high-quality Futurismo label.[1][2][3]
  • The live track Nutty Buddy was available as a limited edition cassette tape given to the first 100 tickets buyers of DEVOtional 2015.[4][5]

Press[]

“Devo to release long-lost live album recorded in 1977 at ‘biker bar turned total dive’:” The punk surrealists, before they were famous. News. Fact.
https://www.factmag.com/2014/10/22/devo-to-release-long-lost-live-album-recorded-in-1977-at-biker-bar-turned-total-dive/
Gregory Adams. “Devo Unearth 1977 Live Album 'Miracle Witness Hour' Devo Unearth 1977 Live Album 'Miracle Witness Hour'.” Exclaim! Magazine. (2014, October, 21).
https://exclaim.ca/music/article/devo_unearth_1977_live_album_miracle_witness_hour
Michael Haskoor. "Devo Unveils Previously Unreleased Live Album, ‘Miracle Witness Hour’." Diffuser. (2014, October 22).
https://diffuser.fm/devo-miracle-witness-hour-live-album/
Chris Coplan. "Devo to release long lost live album, Miracle Witness Hour". News. Consequence. (formerly Consequence of Sound) (2014, October 22).
https://consequence.net/2014/10/devo-to-release-long-lost-live-album-miracle-witness-hour/
"Devo dépoussière un enregistrement live vieux de 37 ans". News. Pixbear. (2014, Octobre 22).
https://www.pixbear.com/news/devo-depoussiere-enregistrement-live-vieux-37-ans-71012.html
Andy McDonald. "Devo to unveil long-lost live set". "Vinyl and CD release for 1977 gig recorded in 'dive biker bar'." News. Prog. Louder. (2014, October 23).
https://www.loudersound.com/news/devo-to-unveil-long-lost-live-set

Oregano Rathbone. "Miracle Witness Hour | Devo". Album Reviews. Record Collector Magazine. Issue #436. (2014, December 23).
https://recordcollectormag.com/reviews/album/miracle-witness-hour
Martijn. "Devo – Miracle Witness Hour". Music Reviews. Mass Movement. (2015, February 10).
https://massmovement.co.uk/devo-miracle-witness-hour/
Martin Popoff. “Devo bassist celebrates release of 'Miracle Witness Hour'”. Goldmine: The Music Collector's Magazine. (2015, February 20).
https://www.goldminemag.com/features/devo-bassist-celebrates-release-miracle-witness-hour

clubdevo. “DEVO performing the ‘Miracle Witness Hour’ at the Eagle Street Saloon, Cleveland, Ohio 1977. Reposted from our friends FUTURISMO, the label known for many wonderful deluxe Devo releases.” Instagram. (2022, October 3).
https://www.instagram.com/clubdevo/p/CjQ15DbJjkF/
FUTURISMO Inc. "DEVO Miracle Witness Hour LP." Thowback. Facebook. (2022, September 14).
https://www.facebook.com/futurismoinc/posts/125709066891526/
Paul Lester. “ ‘Whenever I got accosted on the street by a crazy maniac, the best thing to do was walk away. I always felt threatened. We had to leave by the back door at a lot of places’: Devo’s battle for survival”. Features. Prog. Louder. (2023, August 28).
https://www.loudersound.com/features/how-prog-were-devo
[2015 article, republished 2023.] https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/technology/whenever-i-got-accosted-on-the-street-by-a-crazy-maniac-the-best-thing-to-do-was-walk-away-i-always-felt-threatened-we-had-to-leave-by-the-back-door-at-a-lot-of-places-devo-s-battle-for-survival/ar-AA1fSrpb

References[]

  1. https://www.futurismoinc.com/products?search=Miracle+Witness+Hour

  2. "Miracle Witness Hour". [6 pressings]. " 12" Vinyl - Main List: " DEVO-Obsesso.
    devo-obsesso.com/html/12in-main.html (From archive.org).

  3. “Compact Discs - Main List:” DEVO-Obsesso.
    devo-obsesso.com/html/cds-main.html (From archive.org).

  4. “Devo ‎– Nutty Buddy”, (2015, August release). Discogs.
    https://www.discogs.com/release/7363254-Devo-Nutty-Buddy

  5. "NUTTY BUDDY: A Lost Transmission From The Miracle Witness Hour Promo Gift for DEVOtional 2015 Attendees". DEVO-Obsesso.
    devo-obsesso.com/html/cass-pgs/main/nutty-buddy-2015.html (From archive.org).

External Links[]

Miracle Witness Hour (Master Release) -- Discogs
Miracle Witness: Live in Ohio 1977 (Overview) -- AllMusic
DEVO
Mark Mothersbaugh | Gerry Casale | Bob Mothersbaugh
Bob Lewis | Bob Casale | Jim Mothersbaugh | Alan Myers
David Kendrick | Josh Freese
Jeff Friedl | Josh Hager
Record Labels / Publishers
Booji Boy Records | Warner Brothers | Enigma | Devo, Inc. 
Stiff | Virgin | Rykodisk | Infinite Zero | Restless | Discovery | Rhino 
MVD Audio | The Orchard | Superior Viaduct | Futurismo
Production
Brian Eno | Ken Scott | Robert Margouleff | Roy Thomas Baker | DEVO 
The Teddybears | Greg Kurstin | Santi White | John King | John Hill | Mark Nishita 
Official Studio Albums
Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo! (1978) | Duty Now For The Future (1979) | Freedom of Choice (1980) | New Traditionalists (1981) | oh, no! it's Devo (1982) | Shout (1984) | Total Devo (1988) | SmoothNoodleMaps (1990) | Something for Everybody   (2010)
Other Albums
Be Stiff EP (1978) | E-Z Listening Disc (1987) | Now It Can Be Told: DEVO at the Palace (1989) | Hardcore DEVO Vol. 1 74-77 (1990) | Hardcore DEVO Vol. 2 1974-1977 (1991) | DEVO Live: The Mongoloid Years (1992) | DEV-O Live (1999) | Recombo DNA (2000) | Live In Central Park (2004) | DEVO Live 1980 (2005) | New Traditionalists: Live 1981 Seattle (2012) | Something ELSE for Everybody  (2013) | Miracle Witness Hour  (2014) | Live at Max's Kansas City - November 15, 1977  (2014) | Butch Devo and the Sundance Gig  (2014) | Hardcore DEVO Live!  (2015) | Art Devo 1973-1977  (2023)
Filmography
In The Beginning Was The End: The Truth About De-Evolution (1976) | The Men Who Make The Music (1981) | Human Highway (1982) | We're All DEVO (1984) | The Complete Truth About De-Evolution (1993) | DEVO Live (2004) | DEVO Live In The Land Of The Rising Sun (2004) | DEVO Live 1980 (2005) | Butch Devo and the Sundance Gig  (2014) | Hardcore DEVO Live!  (2015)
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