Back then, Mercy Rule was one of those names you heard a lot if you were into local music. They played a lot of live shows and did two CDs on Relativity Records (they were called “God Protects Fools” and “Providence” for anyone keeping track).
After that, they got picked up by MCA records, but in one of those “screwed by a major label” stories, their A&R guy got fired and then they were dropped.
After buying back their already-recorded CD from MCA, they released it on Lincoln label Caulfield Records. It was called “The Flat Black Chronicles.”
After Mercy Rule’s era ended, Jon Taylor and Heidi Ore created Domestica with Boz Hicks.
Anyway, they’re back and playing shows again even though the group’s members are now in their 40s. Along with SPEED! Nebraska friends Ideal Cleaners, Wagon Blasters and Jake Joyce McCoy, they’re doing a set at O’Leaver’s on Saturday (check out the poster above). $5 gets you in, as always.
Check out their band bio page at SPEED! to hear a song sample.