Friday, 3 April 2009

Chasing A Bee

'Chasing A Bee' by Mercury Rev from Yerself Is Steam(Columbia Records,1991)>

Jimy Chambers – Drumming
Jonathan Donahue – Silver Pickup Guitar
Grasshopper – Unafon Guitar Reels
Suzanne Thorpe – Point Red Flute
Dave Fridmann – Bass Explore, Majestic Bellowphone
David Baker – Vocals & Shouting

My brother took me to a comics/record fair at Blackpool Pleasure Beach in the spring of 1992. The original plan was to pick up some missing links in my Marvel Universe collection, but i left with a cassette copy of Yerself Is Steam by Mercury Rev. It was ok. I got it on the strength of seeing the Chasing A Bee video i'd seen that week on MTV's 120 minutes, which i still think is about as far as the music video medium has gone in being just fucking smashing. I turned a corner that week.


Planet Mondo said...

Are you still into comics if so check out Armagideon Time a music/comics blog with a topical twist and top tunes also Start The Revolution Without Meis worth a peep...

ib said...

"Chasing A Bee" has always been my favourite Mercury Rev tune. Brilliant.

I've been to a few of these Comic Conventions myself. They can be very strange affairs.

Blank Stares and Cricketclaps said...

I kind of lost my way with the comic world Mr.Mondo, i've never even read The Watchmen, which is a shame because i've been stood in the queue at the co-op behind Alan Moore half a dozen times & feel i should be maybe making more of those situations. Great blog links though.

Comic conventions ib? Good lord, do people dress up as Wolverine at those things? If Stan Lee's appearing though i might be tempted.