BEFORE THE WAR - history
|Before The War is a fansite for the band Mercury Rev. It was created by Gavin
on September 19, 1998, inspired by a CDnow contest to "creatively advertise"
Mercury Rev and their (then) forthcoming album, Deserter's Songs. It
worked! Gavin won the contest, scoring himself an autographed CD, a folded up
poster, and some glittery stickers. The site remained active throughout "the
Deserter's era" and into the dawn of "the All Is Dream era," with somewhat
Then for a long time, nothing happened. After All Is Dream was released, Gavin got lazy/busy and stopped trying to keep up with news and updates. Server switch-ups resulted in several sections disappearing. An English fansite came along and picked up the slack, so nobody really noticed. Then that went away, but a French fansite came along. Then that went away, too. Before The War isn't as happening as it once was, but it's still here!
You can email Gavin at firstname.lastname@example.org
BEFORE THE WAR - updates (newest first)
February 2010 - Attempted to get the discography up to date. Gigography
update. Also added Snowflake Midnight lyrics.