Friday, 15 August 2014

Mercury Rev - Delta Sun Bottleneck Stomp CDS (#2)

Back in the day, when men weren't men, etc. etc... CD2 of a 2 CD set usually had either pointless live tracks, or shit remixes. But did it stop you buying it? Of course not. Did it stop you keeping it after you'd moved house with it three times, found it in a box, and realised you'd only ever listened to it once? Of course it did.

That's where I come in. I scour my own collection for those little gems (I never got round to getting rid of them), but I also dig around the charity shops anywhere I happen to be. Yesterday it was Chippenham, which has more than its share of charity shops. And they themselves have far more than their share of rubbish vinyl. However, in one of them, I dug up this gem.

It does fall into the live b-sides category, but these ones are ace. Recorded for KCRW in 1998, there's a brilliant version of Holes off the 'Deserter's Songs' LP, as well as a Lennon track. I am no Lennon expert, and I'd never heard it before, but I like this a lot. It's listed as being written by the whole Lennon family (Julian and Sean included), which is a bit odd, but there you go.

Hope you like it.

Yer it is.