At the risk of sounding lowbrow with my introduction, allow me to say. Add a wry nod to the gilligans island theme on the intractable boy and a passage from brahmss third symphony, and youve got one that not even brian. A glorious lethal euphoria by the mermen on spotify. See more ideas about album covers, album and ozzy osbourne albums. I like a glorious lethal euphoria of mermen its crazy hardcore psychedelic surf music and hits the mark hard. Book one taren laxley has never known anything but life as a slave. Jim thomas was playing through a pair of dual showmen, i could. The drowning man knows his god is a song title that immediately lets you in on just what kind of nouveau surf band the mermen are.
Ive been following the mermen since a glorious lethal euphoria came out. Find mermen discography, albums and singles on allmusic allmusic. Dec 30, 2017 the mermen at moes alley on saturday dec 30, 2017 at 9. Jim thomas was playing through a pair of dual showmen, i could hear it from my home. Mermen meaning of mermen in the english dictionary with examples of use. Listen free to the mermen a glorious lethal euphoria pulpin line, with no definite future and no purpose other than to prevail somehow. There is also a police station a few blocks from the restaurant. With a fourtrack recorder, a drum machine, a reverb unit, and a borrowed stratocaster, thomas laid down instrumental tracks in the hour before the. Thomas will be a reluctant guitar hero, but he will be one nonetheless, and theres a lot of his fluid, waterlike ebbandflow guitar to absorb in the 74 minutes that make up a glorious lethal euphoria. It was then he began writing songs, some with lyrics. A glorious lethal euphoria shows the band to be adept at maneuvering through various styles of instrumental rock. And lots of itthe mermen, and particularly guitarist jim thomas, have morphed surf music into a new age. On a glorious lethal euphoria, thomas eschews the feelgood for excursions into riff wreckage pulpin line and lengthy wavescapes that crash over the living room obsession for men. The groups sound is rooted in surf and psychedelic music of the 1960s, but delves into many genres and is.
A glorious lethal euphoria, an album by the mermen on spotify. The best rock and roll is poetry in motion, with our without works and some of the best records of 1995 came without. A glorious lethal euphoria, an album by the mermen. I havent kept up with the mermen in recent years, but i was just recently singing the praises of a glorious lethal euphoria, so its time to plug back in. Live 20 youtube the mermen at 19 broadway july, 9 2016 pt 1 duration. Mermen scalp salad a glorious lethal euphoria mesa 2. I typically grab albums that ive never heard of before or have had on my wishlist for this. I like the glorious lethal euphoria of the mermen its crazy hardcore psychedelic surf music and hits the mark hard. One of the odder and more wonderful bands to emerge from the surf music revival, the mermen race. The mermen creation story began soon after thomas took a job in a san francisco music store, where he had access to guitars and other equipment.
With no definitie future and no purpose other than to prevail somehow. Flatbush zombies aka the glorious dead official limited merch. September 7, 1991 with david lindley slims san francisco, ca. Mermen emmylou rides clarence west and then south youtube. The mermen play an extreme brand of surf music, and black minorchord moods.
Glorious is set against the backdrops of the jim crow south, the harlem renaissance, and the civil rights era. The mermens songs stream online music songs listen. Gina arnold, san francisco chronicle the mermens 1995 instrumental cd, a glorious lethal euphoria, features the bands unique nouveau surf sound, amid jim thomas ampedup guitar thrash and the amazing bass of allen whitman. Published on apr 4, 2017 the mermen perform with no definite future and no purpose other than to prevail somehow, featured on the album, glorious lethal euphoria. Unexpected return in god we trust picks up where health and.
The results are a glorious lethal euphoria, a guitar album of mammoth proportions, whose obvious reference is surf guitar. A glorious lethal euphoria music audio cd psychedelic prog rock 1995 the mermen. Albums include a glorious lethal euphoria, cowabunga. From a glorious lethal euphoria 1995 mesa recordings. The last half of the cd, however, gets a little out of hand, melodrama wise. In god we trust 2010 mermen walk dont run, silly little elephant, last forever park chalet march 20 2015 duration. Former faith no more guitarist jim martin answers fan.
Founded by the ingenious madman flamino scala, the small company of players endures kidnappings and passionate affairs, cabals, riots, disgraceall manner of triumph and hardship. Past, present and future book 1 michael jackson the gold experience 1. Violent femmes gordon gano lead vocals, guitars, violin brian ritchie bass, backing and lead vocals, xylophone blaise garza saxophones, backing vocals john sparrow. A glorious lethal euphoria by the mermen album, surf rock. The mermen a glorious lethal euphoria 1995 full album duration. The mermen a glorious lethal euphoria releases discogs. The mermen jim thomas guitar jennifer burnes bass martyn jones drums. Lots of guitar, distortion, great solos, power playing in a g,b,d format. The glorious ones travel the length and breadth of seventeenthcentury italy, playing commedia dellarte in the streets and palaces with equal vigor.
The mermen a glorious lethal euphoria 1995 full album. A glorious lethal euphoria is my favorite album by them. Mermen definition and synonyms of mermen in the english. Official site of the mermen series, by new york times bestseller mimi jean pamfiloff. I tried to see them once 10 or 12 years ago, but they canceled without informing the fans. The mermen a glorious lethal euphoria mesabluemoon the aqua velvets surfmania. The mermen s music is fun to see live, but it works on record as well. Taking some time to craft the official followup to a glorious lethal euphoria, the mermen finally returned in 2000 with the fulllength the amazing california health and happiness road show.
Subscribe to plus iheartradio plus subscribe to all access. The melody appears in several works of popular music, including the songs baby alone in babylone by serge gainsbourg, love of my life on carlos santanas album supernatural, and in the final instrumental track of the album a glorious lethal euphoria by the surfrock band the mermen. Discussion in music corner started by zakyfarms, jan 18, 2010. A glorious lethal euphoria is a polished exercise in dynamics.
The mermen are an instrumental rock band from san francisco, california that formed in 1989. The mermens 1995 instrumental cd, a glorious lethal euphoria, features the bands unique nouveau surf sound, amid jim thomas ampedup guitar thrash. The mermen, neros rome, death valley music the austin. Music i play at the coffee shop i work at page 8 rate. Shop for vinyl, cds and more from jeff byrd at the discogs marketplace. The groups sound was originally rooted in instrumental surf and psychedelic music of the 1960s. The album drew widespread attention, selling out its first runs. Suddenly, he reads this phrase, glorious lethal euphoria, and i said, wait, thats it. If there was ever a band that could lure you in with gentle, swirling guitar and a relaxing rhythmic. A glorious lethal euphoria the mermen this was my music of the week post on august 10, 2008exactly nine years ago today. The mermen is an american rock band from san francisco, california that formed in 1989.
The mermen play an extreme brand of surf music, and black minorchord moods of guitarist jim thomas are like a rough ride on the icy seas of the mid atlantic. A glorious lethal euphoria music audio cd psychedelic prog rock 1995 item information. The band has worked to build a recording studio in santa cruz, where they are currently at work on their new album. The jim martin fan q and a revisited faith no more. Why the mermen are santa cruzs greatest cult band good times. Toads produced 7 cds on our house label toadophile between 95 and 99. The amazing california health and happiness road show 2000. With no definite future and no purpose other than to prevail somehow.
Find mermen discography, albums and singles on allmusic. Anthrax state of euphoria 1989 music book extremly rare wise publications uk. The mermen have taken the genre of surf music wordless, reverbsoaked, evoking the sound inside a wave to a new level. Euphoria music for sale pool patio and bbq supplies. Jmfd has the mermen a glorious lethal euphoria cd on my. The mermen are an american rock band from san francisco, california that formed in 1989. Jul 21, 2019 ive been listening to machine head, a great metal band out of oakland ca. A mashup of dick dale, link wray and some psych sounds as well. It got a good writeup in one of the guitar mags, so i had my local cd shop order it for me. Ive been listening to machine head, a great metal band out of oakland, california.
A glorious lethal euphoria 95 and its offshoot ep songs of the cows 96. I enjoy classic jazz, reminds me of weird times as a kid. Listen to the intractable boy from the mermen s a glorious lethal euphoria for free, and see the artwork, lyrics and similar artists. Flatbush zombies glorious dead recordings % independent believe that, brooklyn, ny. The mermen are an influential psychedelic surf band from san francisco, california. The mermen played on the sidewalk for the opening of a friends restaurant a few blocks from me, on a saturday afternoon. Saw them live a handful of times, and jims tone was always monstrous. Your favorite albums of 1995 steve hoffman music forums. The mermen do not shy away from creating whole miniseries worth of atmosphere within each little nugget of songunlike most surf bands, the mermen stick to original pieces, sliding through various tempos and textures, always powered forward by the fat, sinuous sound of jim. The activity drew the attention of mesabluemoon records, a division of atlantic, who proceeded to sign the band, releasing a revised version of a glorious lethal euphoria later in 1995. But if what the mermen play is just surf music, then hendrix was just a. Ill listen to any improv, at least for a few minutes. As with all mermen discs, all droplets return to the same sea. Scalp salad from a glorious lethal euphoria by the mermen for the full story of how this was made, see.
Mesabluemoon the problem with most of the latest generation of surf revivalists isnt only that they inevitably. Psychedelic surf trio the mermen are riding a new wave of inspiration. The mermen with no definite future and no purpose other. Mcfaddens rich imagination, this is the story of easter venetta bartlett, a fictional harlem renaissance writer whose tumultuous path to success, ruin, and revival offers a candid portrait of th. Sometimes i mix it up with other stuff, but ive also learned i have to play it safe enough not to scare customers. The groups sound was originally rooted in surf and psychedelic rock music of the 1960s, although they have made sincere attempts to get away from the surf music label and currently delve into many genres, mainly driven by the melodic visions of the bands. The mermen on the verge of catching a big one sfgate. Great instrumental surf music the mermen steve hoffman. The mermen a glorious lethal euphoria 1995, cd discogs. The mermen series from new york times bestseller mimi jean. Listen to songs by the mermen on myspace, stream free online music by the mermen the mermen. Apr 04, 2008 taking some time to craft the official followup to a glorious lethal euphoria, the mermen finally returned in 2000 with the fulllength the amazing california health and happiness road show. The activity drew the attention of mesabluemoon records, a division of atlantic, who proceeded to sign the band, releasing a revised version of a glorious lethal euphoria. Blending the truth of american history with the fruits of bernice l.274 287 625 203 890 1433 151 806 1129 40 1070 614 630 873 620 806 1205 489 863 729 1065 1263 1121 1571 1431 173 129 1388 76 1115 144 192 697 170 139 999 1071 312 1386 1417 87 289 470 578