Sunday, April 12, 2009

The Mekons

Wow are these records good. If you enjoy postpunk from this era, you are going to love this.

The double seven inch (The Mekons EP) seems like such a bold statement -- it sounds completely different yet is totally in keeping with the other records. I wasn't sure what to call it at first but it felt like a self titled EP to me.

I'll tell you the violin and keyboard are nice touches. I could listen to that record for days, but I do have a soft spot in my heart for double seven inches.

Ladies and gentlemen, for your listening pleasure, The Mekons.

Never Been In A Riot (Fast Product)
1. Never Been In A Riot
2. 32 Weeks
3. Heart And Soul

Where Were You? b/w I'll Have To Dance Then (On My Own) (Fast Product)
1. Where Where You?
2. I'll Have To Dance Then (On My Own)

Work All Week b/w Unknown Wrecks (Virgin)
1. Work All Week
2. Unknown Wrecks

The Mekons EP (Virgin)
1. Teeth
2. Guardian
3. Kill
4. Stay Cool


like the flu said...

never heard of the mekons.....gonna check this out

Tom Meade said...

Thanks a bundle for this - I'd been interested in the Mekons for years but never actually gotten around to listening to them. But now I will!

Dan Gr said...

Howdy BJ, you should search out this track. It's also early era. Released on the great German punk label Pure Freude.

Steve Lafreniere said...

Oh, so wonderful! I used to have the first three. I love those sleeves. Thank you Mr. B.J.!