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Where Were You?: Hens Teeth and Other Lost Fragments of Popular Culture, Vol. 2

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All Music Guide - Heather Phares
The Mekons' Where Were You?: Hens Teeth and Other Lost Fragments of Popular Culture, Vol. 2 is the second volume of rare and unreleased tracks from the group's archives. Covers, outtakes, radio sessions, and B-sides make up the body of this collection and document the Mekons' fearless sonic experimentation. Reworkings of Ray Davies' "Fancy," Johnny Cash's "Folsom Prison Blues," and the Ex's "Crap Rap" hint at the album's diversity, reflecting the group's British rock roots, their fascination with country music, and their ties with the experimental underground. Famed rock writer Lester Bangs sings and plays guitar on the trippy "One Horse Dub," thanks to a cassette ...
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All Music Guide - Heather Phares
The Mekons' Where Were You?: Hens Teeth and Other Lost Fragments of Popular Culture, Vol. 2 is the second volume of rare and unreleased tracks from the group's archives. Covers, outtakes, radio sessions, and B-sides make up the body of this collection and document the Mekons' fearless sonic experimentation. Reworkings of Ray Davies' "Fancy," Johnny Cash's "Folsom Prison Blues," and the Ex's "Crap Rap" hint at the album's diversity, reflecting the group's British rock roots, their fascination with country music, and their ties with the experimental underground. Famed rock writer Lester Bangs sings and plays guitar on the trippy "One Horse Dub," thanks to a cassette recording made nine years before the song was completed in 1990. The group's bracing mix of proletarian punk and sparkling, eclectic pop enlivens every track, from "Mekons Rock 'N' Roll" an alternate version of "Memphis Egypt" to the countrified new wave instrumental "Darkness." Subversively gentle protest songs, like the live version of "My Song at Night" from the Kathy Acker collaboration Pussy King of the Pirates and the demo "Nice Julie Waltz" and noisy, abstract pieces like "Hashish in Marseilles" and "Polaroid I Don't Own, I Only Dote" further the Mekons' reputation as politically and musically progressive. Though Where Were You is a must for fans, newcomers to the band will also find plenty to enjoy.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/7/1999
  • Label: Quarter Stick
  • UPC: 036172005925
  • Catalog Number: 59

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Fancy (3:06)
  2. 2 One Horse Dub (4:23)
  3. 3 Mekon's Rock 'N' Roll (3:45)
  4. 4 Dick's Van 1 (0:21)
  5. 5 Nice Julie (Waltz) (4:26)
  6. 6 East Is Red (2:02)
  7. 7 1967 Revisited (4:24)
  8. 8 Darkness (2:16)
  9. 9 Dick's Van 2 (0:18)
  10. 10 Hashish in Marseilles (3:19)
  11. 11 Folsom Prison Blues (3:15)
  12. 12 My Song at Night (2:48)
  13. 13 Polaroid (I Don't Own I Only Dote) (3:12)
  14. 14 Brixton-Leeds Phone Tune (0:20)
  15. 15 Where Were You? (2:47)
  16. 16 Untitled 1 (4:59)
  17. 17 Dicke's Van 3 (0:09)
  18. 18 Noisy Gertie (1:15)
  19. 19 Crap Crap Woof Talk (0:35)
  20. 20 Crap Rap (4:08)
  21. 21 Angel Dog (4:04)
  22. 22 Dick's Van 4 (0:15)
  23. 23 Untitled 2 (2:09)
  24. 24 Dick's Van End (0:42)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Mekons Primary Artist
John Gill Melodeon
Brendan Croker Guitar
Sarah Casanova Corina Bass, Vocals
Steve Goulding Drums
Tom Greenhalgh Synthesizer, Guitar, Piano, Vocals
Suzie Honeyman Fiddle
Jon Langford Guitar, Drums, Vocals, Multi Instruments, Machines
Monti Drums
Rosebud Drums
Sally Timms Vocals
Barry B. Hand Clapping, screams
Rico Bell Accordion, Vocals
Mekon Track Performer
Pete Barker Guitar, Vocals
Dick Taylor Guitar
Tim Taylor Bass
Chalkie White Vocals
Mark Wilson Guitar, Vocals
Kathy Acker Vocals
Ken ? Bass
Tom Harp
Jonboy Drums
LU Bass
Technical Credits
The Mekons Composer
John Gill Engineer
Tony Bonner Engineer
Ian Caple Engineer
Tom Greenhalgh Composer
Jon Langford Composer
Bill Leader Engineer
Brian Pugsley Engineer
Mike Hagler Mastering
Richard Preston Remixing
Ken Sluiter Engineer, Mastering
Erwin Blom Engineer
Ken Lite Remixing
Mark Wilson Contributor
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