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The Prefab Messiahs


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    Weirdoz Everywhere
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    Gellow Mold
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    Sometimes Sunnydaze
Timing is everything, they say. Of course, when you’re ahead of the curve, timing can also throw a wrench in the works.
Given enough passage, however, and others eventually can catch-up, absorb… even emulate.
Such is the case for self-proclaimed micro-legendary "weirdoz" The Prefab Messiahs. Originally together from 1981-1983, they played basement and club shows fairly often. Armed with borrowed guitars, puny amps and a mission to confound the status quo, the Clark U. undergrads began a unique post-punk musical trajectory through the burgeoning “Wormtown” (Worcester, MA) underground. Aside from the 1983 cassette 'Flex Your Mind,' though, no recorded material was available from them until 1998’s 'Devolver' CD-R – an anthology of their recordings from the early ’80s. Several songs on the album were produced by their friend and outsider psychedelic singer-songwriter Bobb Trimble.
Fast-forward three decades later with the official remastered release of 'Devolver' via Burger Records, followed by a well-received eight-song maxi-EP of new material entitled 'Keep Your Stupid Dreams Alive' (2015), and it seems the stars have finally aligned for this art-damaged psych-pop collective. These two releases witnessed not only a new appreciation from a younger fan base, but also rave reviews from music press, who traced a lineage from The Prefab Messiahs to many of today’s garage-psych scuzz-pups, such as Thee Oh Sees, King Tuff, White Fence, Ty Segall, et al.


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