Today’s flashback comes from Mercury Rev. This crazy ass band out of NY has been around for about 20 years, but I didn’t get hip to them til about 10 years later. I had been hearing their tracks on KCRW, so when I saw their 1998 album Deserter’s Song lying around at a house party… I STOLE IT! Woah. I don’t ever steal, but I’m glad I came up on this ridiculous album. The band’s producer and former band member Dave Friedmann also produces the Flaming Lips and the new up-and-coming MGMT. I think you can hear some similarities between the three.