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Old 30 Jul 2003, 14:26   #1
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Default 84. Mercury Blues

This is the START OUT OF HELL & ARRIVE TO HEAVEN topic.
Let's Go to Rock 'n' Roll!!!!!!!

Mercury Blues (7)

Good average classic rock 'n' roll song! I hate I must wait a lot after Forever Young that I'd listen it. This song has other mood like the album. I can compare it with Take A Number. If I remember right I give 7 for that too.

The story is simple typical '60-'70 rock 'n' roll story when the youth was revolting against everything. They loved their cars and bikes...

My score: 7


Average: 8.43 (118/14)
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Old 30 Jul 2003, 14:52   #2
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The engine starts, drums are pounding, piano and guitar join in, and we're on a roll...

Nice simple rock n' roll song that completely owns Alan Jackson's country version... haven't heard the original by KC Douglas, so I can't compare it to that....
Works really well live, and it is a good song.

7/10

Oh, and the 2-something minutes of silence don't really bother me, since I cut them off when I ripped the album to Ogg Vorbis :)
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Old 30 Jul 2003, 17:54   #3
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think its good. I give it 7.5/10
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Old 30 Jul 2003, 18:00   #4
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Great song. Love the intro especially. Wish it was a little longer though.
8/10
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Old 30 Jul 2003, 19:10   #5
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I like this one too

A crackin good rock song - and the guitar rift in the middle just blew me away completely

9/10
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Old 25 Oct 2003, 14:23   #6
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Another rockin' cover song. This is one of the best versions I've heard of this.
10 /10
And once again I must add a big loud THANK YOU to Meat Loaf for this new set of songs.
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Old 03 Nov 2003, 04:17   #7
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I betcha Fireball, really enjoyed this one, I certainly did. I have to say it wasn't a surprise, where I found out just before I bought the CD, it would be on here. But you know something, I was surprised when I reallized how well the band, and Meat did on this track. A great ROCK song, and definetly better than the original. (For some reason, I'm tempted to buy a mercury for my first car.) 10\10.
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Old 03 Nov 2003, 13:47   #8
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Great Rock 'n' Roll song. I like it.

My score: 7
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Old 09 Nov 2003, 19:19   #9
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Great song! Sounds like Meat and the band really got into this one!! Love it! I didn't realize it was even on the CD...stumbled onto it by accident and felt really smart ! But really love it now !
I give it: A 10!!
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Old 09 Nov 2003, 20:29   #10
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Great cover of this song, excellent intro, 10/10.
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Old 09 Nov 2003, 23:09   #11
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7/10. Not one of my absolute favs.
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Old 10 Nov 2003, 19:45   #12
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Great little rock n roller - the band and Meat seems to be really having fun

Love it

9/10
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Old 10 Nov 2003, 20:10   #13
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Its got class written all over it and has some truly classic riffs in it to boot. What a helluva song and Meat sounds fantastic on it, as always.

I can imagine the release video...!

9.5/10
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Old 11 Nov 2003, 01:58   #14
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OK< I ahve to say that as a country fan, i am not as keen on Meat's version of this as some of the older country versions.

However it is a good song so 7/10
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Old 28 Dec 2003, 07:45   #15
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I love hidden tracks...

Good one but not one of my favorites...

It rooooocks live with the guitars extension... an opportunity to show randy's and paul's skills!

7/10 on the album
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Old 28 Dec 2003, 07:49   #16
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Just listened to this one last night for the fourth time the more I listen to it the better I like it.

I rate this one a 7/10.
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Old 28 Dec 2003, 16:04   #17
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I've just seen it live - it ROCKS! 9.5/10!
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Old 28 Feb 2004, 19:59   #18
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What a song its got such a cool beat its just a shame that you have to wait a bit for it
10/10
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Old 24 Apr 2004, 01:08   #19
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Itīs placed very nice. Sometimes Iīve been scared to death when Mercury Bluse start. Sometimes I listen to music before I go to sleep and sometimes I fell sleep. After Forever Young there is that silence so when Mercury Bluse start I woke up.

Love the song!

10/10
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Old 26 Oct 2004, 00:30   #20
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I love on the commentary on the MSO DVD the way Meat pokes fun at the lyrics in the song. He basically admits that it's not the most deep and meaningful song - but he likes it; it's fun - so what the hell?!

Drifting slightly off topic... why do artists put hidden bonus tracks on CDs...? Think about this for a minute - is it to give the fans the treat of an extra song - or is it some kind of anti-piracy tactic?
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Old 26 Oct 2004, 08:56   #21
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Love the track because Meat and the band are so obviously having a great time! Also love the riff in the middle - good to see close up in the DVD's just how much Paul loves his stuff too.

As for hidden tracks, no clue..
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Old 17 Nov 2004, 08:24   #22
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I borrow CHSIB to my friend.. Sheīs also Meat fan and when I asked her didi you listen to that track she asked what track.. She didnīt saw that Mercury Blues is hidden track. So she listened it again and she likes it a lot.
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Old 17 Nov 2004, 10:50   #23
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Also check out what Meat says about the track on his DVD commentary - interesting!
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Old 07 Jul 2006, 22:21   #24
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Try to reactivate some old start out of hell threads that have been created before my time on this forum.


Itīs not great, but itīs a good song, definitely better than Decandent Wish

Meat made a rock song out of this old country classic, well done!

Itīs not really Meatish, thatswhy it may be "just" an extra track on the album.

I like the MSO-live version of it!

6.5

Itīs for me the same quality like all revved up
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Old 09 Jul 2006, 22:25   #25
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Love this one too... especially as a bonus track, it always catches me out when it starts, but I love singing along to it!

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