“We all share reverence for bands like The Mummies, Supercharger, Reigning Sound, Mr. T Experience, The Nerves, The Exploding Hearts,” Ghose says of how Mercy Mercy derived its genuinely unpretentious sound. “The spirit of that type of garage rock was built on people that just want to play music.”
Over the course of just a few months playing together, Mercy Mercy has already put together a handful of raucous, lo-fi tracks. Using just a Tascam Portastudio 424, Mercy Mercy recorded everything live, with just two mics on the drums and two mics on the guitars.
“It was cheap and easy,” Ghose says of the decision to use such a rudimentary recording set up. “It’s like the Ramones showed us all, anyone can play rock and roll. The Portastudio enabled us to document those efforts, for better or worse.”
(Courtesy of Matt Shaw from Void)