Monday, November 15, 2004

You've Got The Urge To Be A Lightning Bolt...

Mercury Rev - Chasing A Bee
The nutso version of Mercury Rev lasted for the first two albums.
"Give up Pop" they proclaimed, taking their analyst out on tour with them.
"Chasing a Bee" from "Yerself is Steam" is all burning gorse guitar, sputtering up, glowing, trailing off in white smoke.
It spikes the air with something experimental.
Great, demented, creative music full of stars, caverns, dogs barking, fortunes told, fires in taxis.

David Baker left, the rest bought their suits and got in control of things. Now they play songs instead of taking them out, getting them drunk and dumping them in the lions enclosure.
Oh well.

Buy - Mercury Rev - Yerself Is Steam
Buy - Mercury Rev - Boces
Visit - Mercury Rev


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