The Mermen


The Mermen

The Mermen are a psychedelic surf band from San Francisco, California and formed in 1989. [cite news | url=http://pqasb.pqarchiver.com/latimes/access/16678986.html?dids=16678986:16678986&FMT=ABS&FMTS=ABS:FT&date=May+02%2C+1996&author=JOHN+ROOS&pub=Los+Angeles+Times+(pre-1997+Fulltext)&desc=O.+C.+LIVE%3B+Riding+the+Next+Wave%3F%3B+Mermen+add+a+spacey+guitar+psychedelia+and+an+aggressive%2C+punkish+tone+to+venerable+surf+music. | 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.

Members

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

*Past
**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A slightly out of date discography is available [http://www.mermen.com/sections/booty/discography.html here] at the [http://www.mermen.com old Mermen website] .

References

External links

* [http://www.mermen.net Mermen official website]
* [http://www.scaruffi.com/vol5/mermen.html Mermen biography]
* [http://www.archive.org/details/Mermen The Mermen live concerts] " at archive.org
* [http://scenic-route.com/catalogs/MainFram.htm?photos/mav2006/mav2006.htm Photos from Mavericks 2006] " at [http://scenic-route.com scenic-route.com]
* [http://www.archive.org/iathreads/post-view.php?id=51915 Mermen equipment recovered]

Live shows

* [http://www.archive.org/audio/etree-details-db.php?id=4259 Live At Cubberly Community Center - 20th March 1998]
* [http://www.archive.org/audio/etree-details-db.php?id=4840 Live At Zephyr Bar 9th July 1999]
* [http://www.archive.org/audio/etree-details-db.php?id=5034 Live At Slims - 5th January 2002]
* [http://www.archive.org/audio/etree-details-db.php?id=22190 Live At 19 Broadway - 11th December 2002]
* [http://www.archive.org/audio/etree-details-db.php?id=5036 Live At Great American Music Hall - 3rd January 2003]
* [http://www.archive.org/audio/etree-details-db.php?id=6685 Live At Fernwood Resort- 19th July 2003]
* [http://www.archive.org/audio/etree-details-db.php?id=12331 Live At Mavericks Surf Shop - 27th February 2004]
* [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NBUWyx6TyEA Live At Half Moon Bay Yacht Club - 6th April 2008]


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