Boces by Mercury Rev

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odd how their flawless visual aesthetic went wrong the moment they turned aor

cw, Monday, 21 May 2012 20:35 (1 year ago) Permalink

^ otm (but i think you mean mor)

havent listened to this stuff in aaaaaages but this was the only m-rev period i was into, i was also into marijuana at the time

― A Little Princess btw (s1ocki), Monday, May 21, 2012 8:00 AM

Man, this revive got me to go listen to "Frittering" again, what a cool song. Never bothered with anything that didn't have D. Baker in the band, just seemed like a different beast.

― grandavis, Monday, May 21, 2012 8:40 AM

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that basically how I break it down to an extent. though i quite liked see you on the other side as a transitional piece, absent the noise blowouts, lysergic weirdness and rough humanity of the baker era, the softer & more refined pop-psyche explorations that came after didn't interest me much. at the time, the dropoff struck me as similar to whatever happened to stereolab post ETK.

saw them on tour for yrself is steam in 91 and chatted with david afterwards. seemed like a pretty cool guy.

spextor vs bextor (contenderizer), Monday, 21 May 2012 20:37 (1 year ago) Permalink

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there was only supposed to be that one part

spextor vs bextor (contenderizer), Monday, 21 May 2012 20:37 (1 year ago) Permalink

3 months pass...

This is such an important record to me. I see all its faults and yet it is still pretty close to a perfect cultural artifact in a personal sense. Even just looking at the cover is guaranteed to make me instantly 15% more happy and it's not because of the boobs.

/\ /\ Delete post (admrl), Wednesday, 19 September 2012 17:25 (1 year ago) Permalink

like

Author ~ Coach ~ Goddess (s1ocki), Wednesday, 19 September 2012 17:37 (1 year ago) Permalink

though i literally havent listened to this in at least 15 years

Author ~ Coach ~ Goddess (s1ocki), Wednesday, 19 September 2012 17:37 (1 year ago) Permalink

Listen to it!

/\ /\ Delete post (admrl), Wednesday, 19 September 2012 17:51 (1 year ago) Permalink

Boces and See You On The Other Side especially are my go-to albums of Mercury Rev's best output

'Separate Lives', by Phil Collins & Marilyn Manson (PaulTMA), Wednesday, 19 September 2012 23:14 (1 year ago) Permalink

all true, but yrself is steam is better

nostormo, Thursday, 20 September 2012 19:17 (1 year ago) Permalink

"Bronx Cheer" = rule
later Mercury Rev = crap.

Poliopolice, Thursday, 20 September 2012 19:36 (1 year ago) Permalink

these days I actually think See You On the Other Side is the best

stop swearing and start windmilling (Shakey Mo Collier), Thursday, 20 September 2012 19:38 (1 year ago) Permalink

I like career midpoints, I've realized

stop swearing and start windmilling (Shakey Mo Collier), Thursday, 20 September 2012 19:39 (1 year ago) Permalink

1 year passes...

Reflections from Mr. Baker

http://thequietus.com/articles/13628-mercury-rev-boces-anniversary-review

Ned Raggett, Friday, 18 October 2013 15:12 (6 months ago) Permalink

ooh cool!

HAVE YOU SEEN ME? Please don't hesitate (imago), Friday, 18 October 2013 15:14 (6 months ago) Permalink

would have YIS a few notches ahead of it now, but fuck me what a formative experience this record was

HAVE YOU SEEN ME? Please don't hesitate (imago), Friday, 18 October 2013 15:17 (6 months ago) Permalink

“'Trickle Down' was me trying to express what it was to be nervous.”

aye. might be my favourite track nowadays

HAVE YOU SEEN ME? Please don't hesitate (imago), Friday, 18 October 2013 15:29 (6 months ago) Permalink

I was thinking about doing a Pixies vs Mercury Rev poll a few weeks back but didn't have the time. I do think however that YIS/Boces might be a better one-two punch than SR/Doolittle

nypc blue (Drugs A. Money), Saturday, 19 October 2013 11:31 (5 months ago) Permalink

the band live at Phoenix, chemically enhanced?

Stevolende, Saturday, 19 October 2013 12:55 (5 months ago) Permalink


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