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Fear and Whiskey by Mekons (1985) #553/1001

A rare beastie indeed! Not only a record I haven’t heard before but a band I haven’t heard of before.  I went into this one not even knowing the kind a music I would be listening to.  Turns out it’s pretty good.  A little hard to describe, I guess a little similar to The Pogues (except with a more coherent singer), and a little similar to Dexy’s.  Described in the 1001 albums book as ‘lauded by many as the best album of the decade’……well I certainly wouldn’t go that far but it’s definitely worth listening to.  If you’re a fan of vaguely aggressive punk pop with the odd violin, or is it a fiddle, not that I really know the difference, then this is for you.  It’s a good’un.

Next up: Meat Is Murder by The Smiths

Fear and Whiskey by Mekons (1985) #553/1001

A rare beastie indeed! Not only a record I haven’t heard before but a band I haven’t heard of before. I went into this one not even knowing the kind a music I would be listening to. Turns out it’s pretty good. A little hard to describe, I guess a little similar to The Pogues (except with a more coherent singer), and a little similar to Dexy’s. Described in the 1001 albums book as ‘lauded by many as the best album of the decade’……well I certainly wouldn’t go that far but it’s definitely worth listening to. If you’re a fan of vaguely aggressive punk pop with the odd violin, or is it a fiddle, not that I really know the difference, then this is for you. It’s a good’un.

Next up: Meat Is Murder by The Smiths

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