Yerself Is Steam

Mercury Rev - Yerself Is Steam
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1991 Ratings: #14
May 14, 1991 / Release Date
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Columbia / Label
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Razzle_Dazzle
93
"Bombed out lovers, gallant red flocks / Of mellow seducers find eager seekers / Deep deef down, beautiful lines / From above and we're all a-glow/Raise her head and things get warm / Hold on to it's leg before it flies away / Sunlit walks, I feel no harm / My primitive words match my primitive heart / It's not as easy as it may seem/REMEMBER THAT YOURSELF IS STEAM -- And of course it don't mmmiiinnnddd / chasing a bee inside a jar".
(The live version is equally fun and twice more ... read more
MySoftBulletin
91
The debut album from New York Neo-Psychedelia collective Mercury Rev is perhaps their most abrasive and challenging in their discography. This is the furthest they reached towards Shoegaze, while exploring psychedelic themes. The albums opener, ‘Chasing a Bee’, is a mammoth of a song. It immediately sets the tone for the album, inviting you into what initially feels like a wall of noise. It may take some time to uncover, but there is true beauty hidden behind these tracks. The music ... read more
CheapandLethal
90
Superb
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#16/Pitchfork (Shoegaze)

Track List

  1. Chasing a Bee
  2. Syringe Mouth
  3. Coney Island Cyclone
  4. Blue and Black
  5. Sweet Oddysee of a Cancer Cell t' th' Center of Yer Heart
  6. Frittering
  7. Continuous Trucks and Thunder Under a Mother's Smile
  8. Very Sleepy Rivers
  9. Car Wash Hair (The Bee's Chasing Me)
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