woensdag 5 mei 2010

Mekons - Fear And Whiskey (1985)

This album is often called alt-country, but it really has nothing to do with what people call alt-country nowadays. This more appropriately sounds like The Pogues mixed with post-punk, without all the stupid bagpipe-stuff in The Pogues. You know, I really, really dislike The Pogues, but I love the Mekons. So there you can see the difference. On this record everything comes together. They made an enormous bunch of albums, but this album is the one that is the most coherent.

Side B especially is absolutely flawless and there are some amazing songs on it. Very unpretentious, fun cowpunk from Britain, so get it while it's hot.

darkness and doubt

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