Mekons | The Mekons Story

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The Mekons Story

by Mekons

From cacophonic punk, primitive disco, agitated funk and new wave, and synth pop, the consistent thread in this material is the sheer brilliance of the Mekons' literacy in songwriting.
Genre: Rock: Punk
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1. Letter's In The Post
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2. Not a Bitterman (Born To Be Mild)
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3:53 album only
3. Dance and Drink the Mekons
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2:40 album only
4. Bomb Train
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3:04 album only
5. Trouble Down South
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6. Car-Men
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3:29 album only
7. Eden
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8. Frustration
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9. Fight The Cuts
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10. Byron
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11. This Sporting Life
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12. Rosanne
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13. Garden Fence of Sound
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14. Miriam Always
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15. Walking Song
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16. The Building
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17. I'm So Happy
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18. I Bought You These
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19. He Beat Up His Boyfriend
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20. 1st Guitarist
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Originally released in 1982, The Mekons Story (also known as It Falleth like the Gentle Rain from Heaven) is a collection of rare and unobtainable tracks from the U.K. punk legends which Jon Langford describes as "our revenge on the world". This 20 track CD includes brilliant outtakes, unreleased tracks, alternate versions, B-sides, as well as a handful of live radio sessions recorded between 1977 and 1982 during the first Mekons incarnation. With a drunken sounding David Spencer providing a between cuts "history" of the band, this, more than any other Mekons recording, shows their crucial and comic postpunk development. From cacophonic punk, primitive disco, agitated funk and new wave, and synth pop, the consistent thread in this material is the sheer brilliance of the Mekons' literacy in songwriting.

"THEY ARE BETTER THAN THE BEATLES" - Lester Bangs

"They are better than Budgie and REO Speedwagon combined!" - Lester Bangs


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