Remember when Mercury Rev were good? Remember David Baker? Baker left Mercury Rev around 94… and oh what a loss he was (although I am quite fond of See You on the Other Side… but that’s as far as it goes). He made one more record under the moniker, Shady, with contributions from the likes of Martin Carr from The Boo Radleys and Jimi Shields. For some reason with all the musings about lost Irish bands (Rollerskate Skinny being one) I felt drawn to Baker again. People often talk about Kevin Shield’s genius. Is Baker another lost genius?
Narcotic Candy – Shady
Chasing a bee – Mercury Rev