Alternative rock band from Buffalo, New York, formed in 1989.They began by creating soundtrack's for personal student films. The early work released was more focused on the experimental side of rock, but this gradualy became a more melodic, ornate sound. David Baker left after the second record, Boces, over musical and personal disputes; he later recorded an album as Shady. His depature made a difference to the bands sound, and their darker, more experimental and less accessible features began to dissapear.It was 1998 that the band came into the limelight in the UK, with their album Deserter's Songs - which was given "Best Album Of The Year" award by NME.Current MembersJonathan Donahue - vocals & guitarGrasshopper (Sean Mackowiak) - guitarJeff Mercel - drums & keyboardsCarlos Anthony Molina - bassFormer MembersDavid BakerSuzanne ThorpeJimy ChambersJustin RussoJason RussoAdam SnyderPaul Dillon
Mercury Rev is an American rock music group, that formed in 1989 in Buffalo, New York. Original personnel were David Baker (vocals), Jonathan Donahue (vocals, guitars), Sean "Grasshopper" Mackowiak (guitars, clarinet), Suzanne Thorpe (flute), Dave Fridmann (bass) and Jimy Chambers (drums). With their debut, Yerself Is Steam, the band gained an underground following, particularly in the UK. 1993's Boces was critically acclaimed for its alternative sound, and the band's next album, See You on the Other Side...
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Mercury Rev is an American alternative rock group, that formed in the late 1980s in Buffalo, New York. Original personnel were David Baker (vocals), Jonathan Donahue (vocals, guitars), Sean Mackowiak, a.k.a. "Grasshopper" (guitars, clarinet), Suzanne Thorpe (flute), Dave Fridmann (bass) and Jimy Chambers (drums).