Mercury Rev live at Mean Fiddler, 1991

June 4, 2008

Mercry Rev live at Mean Fiddler June 15th 1991

Simon Reynolds reviews Mercury Rev live at The Mean Fiddler. Taken from Melody Maker 15th June 1991.

From one nutter to another bunch of nutters. The 1st Mercury Rev album is still a thing of visceral beauty. I’m sure I went to this gig. Very Sleepy Rivers was indeed epic. Jonathan smashed his guitar and Suzanne totalled her flute on the monitor. I thought it was the most rock and roll thing I’d ever seen or heard. A few years later I saw them play the Clapham Grand and they destroyed a grand piano with some backstage scaffolding during their opening song, handing out the ivory keys to the audience.

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3 Responses to “Mercury Rev live at Mean Fiddler, 1991”


  1. […] simon reynolds’ meolody maker review of mercury rev’s london gig in june 1991, he concludes with a prophetic statement that has […]

  2. Melissa Bruorton Says:

    I was there! Just turned 19, from Christchurch, New Zealand. Amazing show! Will never forget Suzanne trashing her flute (or waiting for the night bus home!)

  3. Charles Says:

    Ha! Amazing! Thanks so much for the comment


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