YERSELF IS STEAM
A1: CHASING A BEE (7:13); A2: SYRINGE MOUTH (4:05); A3: CONEY ISLAND CYCLONE (2:38); A4: BLUE AND BLACK (6:00); A5: SWEET ODDYSEE OF A CANCER CELL T’ TH’ CENTER OF YER HEART (7:41).
B1: FRITTERING (8:48); B2: CONTINUOUS TRUCKS AND THUNDER
UNDER A MOTHER’S SMILE (0:44); B3: VERY SLEEPY RIVERS (12:20).
CATEGORY: PSYCH-ROCK | DURATION: 50 MINUTES
Taking the sound evolved by The Flaming Lips in 1989-90 to its next phase, Mercury Rev convincingly presented Yerself Is Steam as the ultimate modernist expression of psychedelic noise-pop to that date. Like another American band, Medicine, Mercury Rev were able to exceed most of their British peers in the field of ultra-distorted guitar pop-rock daze by dint of creating memorable tunes with a coherent meta-narrative, a fast-diminishing commodity as the 1990s progressed.
THIS BOOK IS DEDICATED TO THE MEMORY OF ROBERT YOUNG (1964-2014)
“ÆTERNUM VORTICE LACRIMARUM SOMNIAT”