Mercury Rev


Hello My Name is Milkbaby and I'd love to talk about Mercury Rev.Let me just star of by saying this my all time favorite band,I own deserters songs and All Is Dream,and Yerself is Steam.I also have downloaded songs from Boces and See you on the other side,I'd like to find those 2 Albums but you can only get them on import so when a record convention pulls thru Tulsa,Ok again i'll go and get them.I believe Mercury Rev along with the Flaming lips and Polyphonic Spree are the Future of music, at leaste I hope so.(sorry about spelling).I first got into Mercury Rev in late 2001 when I was 16,(i'm 18 now).I happened to be watching MTV2 and everything they were showing on there happened to be of indie Garage variety,then the Video for "The Dark is rising "came on I was blown away by how different it was and how it sounded was just amazing,the female sorprano in the middle of the song gives me goose bumbs,thats when I went out purchased "Deserters Songs" and then "All is Dream".Now what amazes me even more is how different Mercury Rev sounded in the early 90's.From The Pink Floyd Psychadelic noise pop of Yerself Is Steam To the Beautiful Disney-Esque Noise freak out of "Boces" and finally to the Cosmic psychadelic Jazz of "see you on the other side" yes indeed I love everything Mercury rev has done but I believe there doing there best work now.What some people see as a minus I see as a plus,of course I'm talking about the voice of Jonathan Donahue who in my opinion may have the best voice in all of music,his child-like voice is enough to pull at Yer heart strings,enough to make me cry and being a young Male that is not easy to say.Well anywho I'd like to say I know Mercury Rev have come up with a sound all there own and it does sadden me that one day Mercury Rev will become mainstream in America(there already Mainstrem in most of Europe) why because I want to be the only person my age here in America to be listening to them.I'd like to end this by saying BABYLAND FOREVER AND LONG LIVE THE MILKBABIES,THE END.July 13th 2003 7:10 am,Oklahoma

>>By Avant-Garde Teen2518   (Sunday, 13 Jul 2003 14:03)

Hello Milkbaby and hello to all Mercury Rev lovers. The music they make is pure Emotion and Emotion is the thing I'm livin' on most of all... I fell in love with Mercury Rev when I first saw their "Opus 40" video on MTV. It was 4 a.m. or so; I was watching a program called "Chill Out Zone" as I was so much into electronic music at that time (I still love it, but not as much as Mercuries' Indie rockin' fable...) Well, I still can't realize how that video went into that program as it's got nothing to do with electronic, anyway it came to me as a blessing and a Revelation. The song itself was -IS- great, one of the greatest tunes -and the deepest lyrics- I've ever heard. And the video totally captured me...that little tiny angel with angel's voice, he was no-one but that GREAT, GREAT man of Jonathan Donahue... I'm not ashamed to say that he's in my dreams all the time... And, Milkbaby, I totally agree with you about Jonathan's voice, it IS actually the best voice in music. He reminds a bit of Neil Young's or Wayne Coyne's or...Matteo Agostinelli's (Ileader of Italian indie-rock band Yuppie Flu) but it's got something's so magic, so powerful, so unique. I've got all Mercury Rev CDs so far, and I've just bought the "Laurel Canyon" o.s.t. just for the sake of the Mercuries' "In A Funny Way". I personally think it's one of their best moments ever: very sunny, very pleasant, but still emotional and touching, like eveithing they do... If any of you has heard that song, I'd like to know what you think about it. I'd also love to know if any of u has ever seen them playing live...I'm still dreaming about it!! I think I could die -in the sweetest way- by seeing Jon just in front of me...well, that's all for the time being. Mercury rules! Kisses to u all. Fleana

>>By Fleana   (Monday, 12 Apr 2004 15:28)

Not to sadden you Milkbay, but mercury rev isn't mainstream in Europe. I wish it was though. It would make my day much better to be able to hear "Chasing a girl in side a car" when I am ficking the electricity somewhere instead of this bullshit that they are letting me hear now.

So I help you wish that this band will become the mainstream one day.

>>By Joris Spikkelaar   (Monday, 12 Jul 2004 15:57)

Mercury Rev aren't mainstream here either. I remember hearing Goddess On a Hiway on the (alternative) radio station all those years ago. I love the song far more now, having just bought that CD. These guys are more than just a Flaming Lips spin-off band, I imagine.

>>By spikee   (Tuesday, 28 Sep 2004 03:04)

Well lets just say there more well know in Europe then they are in America at least in my experience. I Am the MILKBABY,MILK and Pinky Wave

>>By Avant-Garde Teen2518   (Sunday, 16 Jan 2005 13:16)

Hmmmm. Deserter's Songs is really beautifull but I think I prefer the older stuff. As to the point they have gone mainsteam, well, not really but they have definately scratched the surface

>>By thom   (Wednesday, 19 Jan 2005 20:44)

Hmmmm. Deserter's Songs is really beautifull but I think I prefer the older stuff. As to the point they have gone mainsteam, well, not really but they have definately scratched the surface. Nothing wrong with that though

>>By thom   (Wednesday, 19 Jan 2005 20:45)


>>By thom   (Wednesday, 19 Jan 2005 20:46)

Yeah So how is everybody?

>>By Avant-Garde Teen2518   (Wednesday, 30 Mar 2005 17:41)

They started-off by being this hopelessly inaccessible indie band then found their niche by becoming irritatingly twee & 'enigmatic'. Not just their fault, i daresay.

>>By nonyeb   (Tuesday, 13 Jan 2009 01:50)

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