Thursday, June 2, 2011

Artist: Mystery Machine, Album: Glazed, Song: Shaky Ground

"This house is built on shaky ground but it's standing up okay, alright now."  Mystery Machine were a four piece band from Vancouver.  They signed with Nettwerk Records and released their debut, Glazed, in 1992.  Shaky Ground is the opening track.  It's a power pop gem with relentless guitars and great harmonies.  The band fit neatly into the grunge scene that was in full swing and complemented an already strong contingent of up and coming Canadian bands that were beginning to surface.  Specifically like Sloan, who had released their own album, Smeared, that same year.  The band was Jordan Pratt, Luke Rogalsky, Shane Ward and Bean.  They would go on to release their sophomore album in 1995 and later, their final release in 1998.  The band went on hiatus rather than breaking up.  In recent years, they have reformed and appear to have the foundation of a potential 6 song EP ready for release.  You can follow them at  All of the band's releases are available for download on Itunes.  You can hear the song, Shaky Ground, on You Tube (  Thanks for reading and enjoy!