The Mermen

The Mermen

The Mermen are a psychedelic surf band from San Francisco, California and formed in 1989. [cite news | url= | title= O.C. LIVE; Riding the Next Wage?; Mermen add a spacey guitar psychedelia and an aggressive, punkish tone to venerable surf music | work=Los Angeles Times | edition=Orange County | page=F2 | last=Roos | first=John | date=1996-05-02 | accessdate=2008-04-29] The group's sound harks back to surf and psychedelic music of the 1960s, but is influenced mainly by band songwriter & guitarist Jim Thomas' modern melodic visions.

The Mermen have a fervent and loyal following of fans from around the world and are widely acclaimed by music critics.They are currently at work on their 7th studio disc,which has a tentatively scheduled release date of fall 2008.


**Jim Thomas (guitar) - 1989-present
**Allen Whitman (bass) - 1989-1998, 2006-present
**Martyn Jones (drums) - 1989-2000, 2001-present

**Vince Littleton (drums) - 2000-2001
**Jennifer Burnes (aka "The Mermaid") (bass) - 2000-2006

Albums (incomplete)

*"Krill Slippin"' (1989)
*"Food for Other Fish" (1992)
*"Live at the Haunted House" (1994)
*"A Glorious Lethal Euphoria" (1995)
*"Songs of the Cows" (1996)
*"Only You" (1997)
*"Sunken Treasure" (1999)
*"The Amazing California Health and Happiness Road Show" (2000)

A slightly out of date discography is available [ here] at the [ old Mermen website] .


External links

* [ Mermen official website]
* [ Mermen biography]
* [ The Mermen live concerts] " at
* [ Photos from Mavericks 2006] " at []
* [ Mermen equipment recovered]

Live shows

* [ Live At Cubberly Community Center - 20th March 1998]
* [ Live At Zephyr Bar 9th July 1999]
* [ Live At Slims - 5th January 2002]
* [ Live At 19 Broadway - 11th December 2002]
* [ Live At Great American Music Hall - 3rd January 2003]
* [ Live At Fernwood Resort- 19th July 2003]
* [ Live At Mavericks Surf Shop - 27th February 2004]
* [ Live At Half Moon Bay Yacht Club - 6th April 2008]

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