The Mercy Seat - The Mercy Seat
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  1. Let Me Ride
  2. Soul on Right (Jesus Laid His Hands on Me)
  3. Don't Forget About Me
  4. I Don't Need Nobody Else (But Jesus)
  5. He Said
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  1. Let Me Ride
  2. Soul on Right (Jesus Laid His Hands on Me)
  3. Don't Forget About Me
  4. I Don't Need Nobody Else (But Jesus)
  5. He Said
  6. Get Up (When the World Comes Tumbling Down)
  7. I Am a Pilgrim
  8. I've Got a Feeling
  9. Let the Church Roll On/I Won't Be Back
  10. Mother Talking
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On the face of it, this is a punk band fronted by Violent Femmes' Gordon Gano doing covers of traditional gospel songs -- and it would be easy to write this album off as being such. The initial surprise of hearing "Let Me Ride" with a fast punk two-beat behind it can be jarring, not to mention the seemingly incompatible couplings of Von Hepinstall's husky alto voice and Gano's whiny, nasally voice in a call-and-response gospel rave-up. But given a listen for the group as it is and not a Gordon Gano side project -- and ...

The Mercy Seat 2009, Wounded Bird

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