Boces

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Boces
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Studio album by
ReleasedJune 1, 1993
Recorded1992-1993
GenreNeo-psychedelia, noise pop
Length53:55
LabelBeggars Banquet (UK)
Columbia (US)
ProducerDavid Baker, Jonathan Donahue, Dave Fridmann, Grasshopper, Suzanne Thorpe, Jimy Chambers
Mercury Rev chronology
Yerself Is Steam
(1991)
Boces
(1993)
See You on the Other Side
(1995)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4.5/5 stars[1]
Entertainment WeeklyB+[2]
NME8/10[3]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide3/5 stars[4]
Select4/5[5]

Boces is the second album by Mercury Rev, released in 1993. The band has explained the title as being inspired by the name of the Boards of Cooperative Educational Services in New York State, a vocational school system in the band's home state.

During the tour (on Lollapalooza) for this album, the band were forced off the stage for being too loud.[6]

Mercury Rev very rarely performed songs from Boces, as the songs reminded the band of turbulent circumstances surrounding its recording.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Meth of a Rockette's Kick" – 10:29
  2. "Trickle Down" – 5:04
  3. "Bronx Cheer" – 2:49
  4. "Boys Peel Out" – 4:28
  5. "Downs Are Feminine Balloons" – 6:29
  6. "Something for Joey" – 4:06
  7. "Snorry Mouth" – 10:55
  8. "Hi-Speed Boats" – 4:00
  9. "Continuous Drunks and Blunders" – 0:48
  10. "Girlfren" – 4:41

All songs written by Mercury Rev.

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Phares, Heather. "Boces – Mercury Rev". AllMusic. Retrieved January 13, 2018.
  2. ^ Farber, Jim (July 9, 1993). "Boces". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved January 13, 2018.
  3. ^ "Mercury Rev: Boces". NME: 32. May 29, 1993.
  4. ^ Kot, Greg (2004). "Mercury Rev". In Brackett, Nathan; Hoard, Christian (eds.). The New Rolling Stone Album Guide (4th ed.). Simon & Schuster. p. 538. ISBN 0-7432-0169-8.
  5. ^ Perry, Andrew (July 1993). "Mercury Rev: Boces / Urge Overkill: Saturation". Select (37): 93.
  6. ^ "Jonathan Donahue (mercury Rev)".