I just got hip to the Mermen...
post-175769
Thread Starter
Post #1 of 4

SEK

New Head-Fier
Joined
Oct 7, 2001
Messages
48
Reaction score
0
Joined
Oct 7, 2001
Posts
48
Likes
0
I just became enchanted a CD by The Mermen from the mid '90s, "A Glorious Lethal Euphoria". This San Francisco power trio was marketed as a kind of surf band for the '90s, and you can hear elements of some surf music of old (Dick Dale, not the Beach Boys) on this album of instrumental jams, with an engaging mix of Hendrix, late '60s SF psychedelia, and a seductively simple but deep melodicism. Jim Thomas, the Mermen's guitarist, is relentless but he does not waste a note. He also a master of feedback.

My question to those of you who are familiar with this recording is what other music is stylistically and qualitatively similar to the music on "A Glorious Lethal Euphoria"?
 
     Share This Post       
post-176099
Post #3 of 4

Dusty Chalk

Head-Fi-holic: With headphones would just be a benny.
Joined
Jun 22, 2001
Messages
6,565
Reaction score
15
Joined
Jun 22, 2001
Posts
6,565
Likes
15
Shadowy Men on a Shadowy Planet
Man or...Astroman?!?
others...

Basically, look up "Surf Revival" on AMG.
 
     Share This Post       
post-176108
Post #4 of 4

SEK

New Head-Fier
Joined
Oct 7, 2001
Messages
48
Reaction score
0
Joined
Oct 7, 2001
Posts
48
Likes
0
Thank you. I'll look at the descriptions of the various "Surf Revival" recordings on AMG.
 
     Share This Post       

Users Who Are Viewing This Thread (Users: 0, Guests: 1)

Top