Glenn Mercer

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Glenn Mercer is the vocalist and guitarist of the North Haledon, New Jersey-based rock band The Feelies. Together with Bill Million, Mercer has written and produced virtually all of the Feelies' recorded output.[1]

History[edit]

The Feelies' debut album, Crazy Rhythms, was voted in the top 50 albums of the 1980s by Rolling Stone magazine [2] and chosen by Spin magazine as one of the best alternative albums. Other critical acclaim included a feature in Time magazine. The Feelies performed on Late Night with David Letterman and on Broadway and in concerts with Lou Reed, Patti Smith, R.E.M. and Bob Dylan.

Mercer’s music has been featured in the films Married to the Mob, Something Wild (which featured a performance by the Feelies credited as "The Willies"), Prelude to a Kiss, The Truth about Charlie and The Squid and the Whale. Glenn’s television credits include Dawson’s Creek, Party of Five and The Real World. He has also recorded with Feelies offshoots the Trypes, Yung Wu, the Willies and Wake Ooloo.

His first solo record, Wheels In Motion, was released by Pravda Records on June 5, 2007. Performers on the record include ex-Feelies drummers and percussionists Stanley Demeski, Vinny DeNunzio, Dave Weckerman and Anton Fier, as well as ex-Feelies and Trypes bassist Brenda Sauter.[3] His second solo record, the all instrumental "Incidental Hum", was released in 2015 on Bar None Records.

Mercer's live band includes Gregston Van Pukeston (drums), Dave Weckerman (percussion), Adam Berardo (guitar), John Baumgartner (keyboards) and Bob Torsello of Shrubs (bass).[4]

In July 2008, The Feelies reunited for a series of concerts at Battery Park (with Sonic Youth) and Maxwell's.[5]

In 2011, The Feelies released their first record in 20 years entitled Here Before on the Bar None Records label. Mercer wrote or co-wrote all 13 new songs.[6] In 2017, The Feelies released "In Between" on Bar None Records.

Discography[edit]

  • Wheels In Motion (2007) Pravda, "Incidental Hum" (2015) Bar None

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ankeny, Jason. "The Feelies - Music Biography, Credits and Discography". AllMusic. Retrieved 2012-08-20.
  2. ^ "Rocklist.net Rolling Stone Lists - Main Page". Rocklistmusic.co.uk. 2002-10-17. Retrieved 2012-08-20.
  3. ^ "Pravda Records". Pravdamusic.com. Archived from the original on 2012-09-04. Retrieved 2012-08-20.
  4. ^ Carlson, Jen (2008-04-11). "Glenn Mercer, Musician". Gothamist. Archived from the original on 2008-04-12. Retrieved 2012-08-20.
  5. ^ "Reborn for the Fourth of July". New York Times. Retrieved 2012-08-20.
  6. ^ "Here Before by The Feelies @ ARTISTdirect.com - Shop, Listen, Download". Artistdirect.com. Retrieved 2012-08-20.

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