Thursday, September 08, 2005

We're going no place

Last week I said I’d post Mercyland’s first 45 and here it is. It’s a good record and “Black On Black On Black” is my favorite song by the band. All of Mercyland’s other singles are worth hearing if you can find them and so is the one LP that the band released while they were still together. The compilation LP called SPILLAGE is too much of a good thing. It should’ve been shorter. Unfortunately, that’s the easiest one to find since it was released by Rykodisc. All of the other records were on timy indie labels and are getting hard to find.

Like a lot of bands that started up in 1985, Mercyland was strongly influenced by Husker Du & The Minutemen. Most of them played a few shows, made a record and disappeared. Mercyland was saved from obscurity when Bob Mould asked David Barbe to join Sugar.

Next, I’m gonna post the SOME compilation. Woo-hoo!


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