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Mercury Rev’s Dark Dream

Interview by Barney Hoskyns, Guardian, The, August 2001

ON MAY 28, 1998, Jonathan Donahue and Sean "Grasshopper" of Mercury Rev sat rather dejectedly in a diner in Woodstock, New York, and talked about ...

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Mercury Rev (2001)

Interview by Barney Hoskyns, Rock's Backpages Audio, August 2001

Jonathan Donahue and Jeff Mercel talk about band members past and present, and working with producers and arrangers such as Jack Nitzsche and Tony Visconti, plus their very own Dave Fridmann

File format: mp3; in 2 parts, total file sizes: 50mb, total interview length: 51' 19" sound quality: ***

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Mercury Rev

Interview by Simon Reynolds, Melody Maker, August 1991

MERCURY REV's debut album has been hailed as one of the albums of the year. SIMON REYNOLDS talks to the band in New York about ...

Mercury Rev: Nice Merc If You Can Get It

Interview by Dele Fadele, New Musical Express, January 1992

THE FRIDAY afternoon rendezvous with Mercury Rev isn't quite going as planned. Police have cordoned off a large stretch of Harrow Road, West London because ...

Mercury Rev/ The High Llamas: LA2, London

Live Review by Andy Gill, MOJO, September 1995

THE DECOMMISSIONED DISCO dungeon that is LA2 is hardly the best place to see a group like The High Llamas. ...

Mercury Rev: Deserter’s Songs

Profile and Interview by Barney Hoskyns, unpublished, 1998

MERCURY REV, one of the great if most overlooked American groups of the 1990s, are finally releasing a new album, their first for V2 Records. ...

Mercury Rev: Deserter's Songs

Review by Andy Gill, Independent, The, September 1998

NAMED AFTER Greil Marcus's evocative description of The Band's early albums, this latest offering from Mercury Rev is, by some distance, the best pop record ...

Mercury Rev: Deserter's Songs

Review by Tom Cox, Uncut, October 1998

Divine stratospheric trip from sentimental gadgeteers ...

Mercury Rev: Deserter's Songs

Review by Andy Gill, MOJO, November 1998

HERETOFORE, MERCURY Rev have trodden that fine line between order and chaos with a, shall we say, idiosyncratic sense of equilibrium. Part of the appeal ...

On The Other Side: Mercury Rev

Interview by Ben Thompson, MOJO, January 1999

HOW MANY BANDS ARE THERE who have made their best records after losing their lead singer? Whoever said "Marillion", go and sit in the corner, ...

Mercury Rev on the Other Side

Book Excerpt by Ben Thompson, 'Ways of Hearing', 2001

NOT SINCE Joy Division turned into New Order has a band coped as well as Mercury Rev with losing its lead singer. But given that ...

Jonathan Donahue's Dark Dream

Interview by Barney Hoskyns, Rock's Backpages, August 2001

TWO AND A half years ago, American mavericks Mercury Rev thought their career was pretty much over. For the band's two Catskills-based mainstays – singer/guitarist ...

Mercury Rev: All Is Dream (V2)

Review by Ian Penman, Uncut, September 2001

THIS IS AN AFTER record in all senses: after loving the highs and lows and then learning to disavow that love, after going through the ...

Mercury Rev: Dream Of A Lifetime

Retrospective and Interview by David Stubbs, Uncut, September 2001

"WE WERE NEVER interested in placing ourselves, in saying that we were a band that started in the late Eighties and were the musical emissaries ...

A Long Strange Migration: Jonathan Donahue Talks

Interview by Barney Hoskyns, Rock's Backpages, January 2005

RBP: What difference did it make working in your own studio for the first time? ...

Mercury Rev: The Secret Migration (V2)

Review by Barney Hoskyns, Uncut, February 2005

Follow-up to 2001's All Is Dream, recorded in the band's own Kingston studio by the core Rev trio of Jonathan Donahue, Grasshopper and Jeff Mercel. ...

Mercury Rev: Snowflake Midnight

Review by Jude Rogers, Guardian, The, September 2008

TEN YEARS after Deserter's Songs became a gorgeous Americana classic, Mercury Rev have made another masterpiece. ...

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