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Mekons Story
     

The Mekons Story

by The Mekons
 

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This collection of rare and unobtainable tracks from the U.K. punk legends was unearthed from the vaults and includes brilliant outtakes, alternate versions, cover tunes, B-sides, and a handful of live radio sessions which cover the Mekons' earliest incarnation dating 1978 to 1982. During the first five years, the group's personnel changed

Overview

This collection of rare and unobtainable tracks from the U.K. punk legends was unearthed from the vaults and includes brilliant outtakes, alternate versions, cover tunes, B-sides, and a handful of live radio sessions which cover the Mekons' earliest incarnation dating 1978 to 1982. During the first five years, the group's personnel changed so frequently that The Mekons Story lists 42 group members in the credits. Not coincidentally, their style changes with each new release and the Mekons' diversions are chronicled on this CD, from cacophonic punk, primitive disco, agitated funk and new wave, and synth pop, the only consistency being the sheer brilliance of John Langford's literacy in songwriting. The Mekons remain utterly revolutionary in the scope of post-punk and were for three decades effectively peerless in the genre of their own invention. An essential part of their vast discography, this collection gives an excellent overview of the formative years of an alternative rock phenomenon. Featuring liner notes from the late, great rock journalist Lester Bangs, who proclaims the Mekons to be, well, the greatest rock & roll band ever. A recommendation doesn't come much higher than that.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/08/2011
Label:
Buried Treasure
UPC:
0881626100523
catalogNumber:
5

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Mekons   Primary Artist
Ken Giles   Rhythm Synthesizer
Tony Greene   Guitar
Tom Greenhalgh   Synthesizer,Guitar,Piano,Vocals
Jon Langford   Synthesizer,Bass,Guitar,Harmonica,Piano,Drums,Electric Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals,Multi Instruments,Synthesizer Strings,Rhythm Synthesizer
David Spencer   Narrator
Mark White   Vocals,Background Vocals
Kenny Moore   Background Vocals
Kevin Lycett   Synthesizer,Bass,Guitar,Percussion,Drums,Vocals,Background Vocals,Multi Instruments,Rhythm Synthesizer
Andy Rodgers   Bass,Drums,Background Vocals
Tom Greene   Synthesizer,Guitar,Drums,Vocals,Synthesizer Strings
Pete Barker   Synthesizer,Piano,Vocals
Ken Lite   Guitar,Vocals
Jon Lange   Drums,Vocals
Mary Jenner   Bass
Andy Corrigan   Synthesizer,Vocals
Ros Allen   Bass
Peter A. Barker   Synthesizer,Piano,Background Vocals
Paul Griffiths   Guitar,Drum Loop

Technical Credits

Mekons   Composer,Producer
John Gill   Producer,Engineer
Ken Giles   Engineer
Tom Greenhalgh   Composer
Mike Kemp   Engineer
Jon Langford   Artwork,Sculpture,Piano Treatments
Mark White   Director,Concept
Lester Bangs   Liner Notes
Kevin Lycett   Composer,Sound Construction
Andy Rodgers   Sculpture,Drum Design,Sound Construction
Tom Greene   Remixing,Sculpture
Ken Lite   Concept Consultant
Chalkie White   Concept Consultant
Jon Lange   Sculpture,Drum Design
Mary Jenner   Composer
Mary Harron   Liner Notes
John Spence   Engineer
Jonny Quality   Remixing
Peter A. Barker   Contributor
Jonathan Langford   Composer
Paul Griffiths   Engineer

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