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*05/02/04 Dublin, Ireland Olympia Theatre
VF at the Olympia Theatre
RE:Mercy Seat Request
Olympia Theatre, Dublin – 2 May 2004
Violent Femmes have just confirmed an appearance at Dublin’s
Olympia Theatre on Bank Holiday Sunday, 2 May 2004.
True legends of their art, book now to see them unleash riotous
classics like, Gone Daddy Gone, Add It Up, Blister in the Sun,
and Prove My Love.

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RE:Mercy Seat Request
The Mercy Seat was a side project of Gordon’s.
They released one album. There was a second album
recorded, but never released. Has anyone ever
heard this album? I believe the singer is/was
Gordon’s wife. The way I remember the night I saw
Mercy Seat here in Milwaukee was the woman that
Gordon introduced to me as his wife looked a
whole lot like the woman that fronted the band.
But I may be mistaken. Anyway, the music is gospel
like, in a Whitney Houston kinda way. But there
is a definite Femmes feel to the whole thing.

RE:Mercy Seat Request
Unfortunately I do not know where you could find a Mercy Seat
recording at this point. I came accross it on Vinyl close to 10 years
ago. The band is no longer together and as far as I ever know only
did the one album WAY back in the mid 80’s. It is very interesting
and I actually think it is pretty good. Gordon only sings on two songs
but plays guitar on the rest. There is a very gospel female vocalist
otherwise. Most of the music is pretty upbeat gospel stuff. Very
obviously Gordon’s guitar work. I have not been able to transfer
my vinyl to CD yet or I would help ya out. Keep searching, it’s got
to be available somewhere.
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