Mercyland :: The AD Interview

Two decades after its original release Mercyland’s sole full-length album, No Feet On The Cowling, is finally seeing a proper reissue. Based in Athens, GA, comprised of David Barbe (vocals/bass), Andrew Donaldson (vocals/guitar) and Joel Suttles (drums), the seminal southern blast of post-punk that was Mercyland’s run lasted from 1985-1991. Below I catch up with founder, David Barbe, who has since gone on to produce a number of records likely found in your collection, act as 1/3 of Bob Mould’s Sugar and co-found Chase park Transduction studios. Barbe is now the director of the University of Georgia’s music business program. His thoughts on that, and much more, below.