Mercury Rev

Something for Joey [Promo]

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Not to be confused with the retail "Something for Joey" single issued on Beggars Banquet in the U.K., this American promo sports the same cover but a significantly different track listing, and is absolutely essential for collectors. While the title cut appears on Boces and "So There," a collaboration with poet Robert Creeley, previously surfaced as the flip side to "The Hum Is Coming From Her" single, live renditions of "Boys Peel Out" and "Very Sleepy Rivers" confiscated from a bootleg recording made at the 1993 Phoenix Festival are brilliant -- few official live recordings from the David Baker era exist, and these two surpass any others. Equally wonderful is the closing interview with porn superstar Ron Jeremy, the hero of the "Something for Joey" video and a former teacher at the school which lends Boces its name. No, really.