Folkémon

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Folkémon
Studio album by Skyclad
Released 23 October 2000
Genre Folk metal
Length 47:37
Label Nuclear Blast
Producer Skyclad
Skyclad chronology
Vintage Whine
(1999)
Folkémon
(2001)
History Lessens
(2002)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars Folkémon at AllMusic

Folkémon is the tenth studio album by the British folk metal band Skyclad. It is the last album the band recorded with Martin Walkyier as vocalist. As is normal with the band's works under Walkyier, the album's lyrical themes deal with politics, environmentalism, spirituality and personal issues.

The album's title was thought up after one of the band members read in a newspaper that, according to a survey, more children recognised the Pokémon character Pikachu than the current Prime Minister. The theme is continued in the liner notes, with the band members listed, for example, as 'Folkémon trainers'.

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by Martin Walkyier, all music composed by Steve Ramsey and Graeme English, bonus track written and composed by Edward Tudor-Pole.

No. Title Lyrics Music Length
1. "The Great Brain Robbery"     Steve Ramsey 4:34
2. "Think Back and Lie of England"     Graeme English 4:59
3. "Polkageist!"     Ramsey 4:01
4. "Crux of the Message"     Ramsey 4:52
5. "The Disenchanted Forest"     Ramsey 7:10
6. "The Antibody Politic"     English 3:18
7. "When God Logs Off"     English 3:09
8. "You Lost My Memory"     English 5:57
9. "Déjà-Vu Ain't What It Used to Be"     Ramsey 5:45
10. "Any Old Irony?"     English 3:52
11. "Swords of a Thousand Men" (Bonus track) Edward Tudor-Pole Edward Tudor-Pole 2:47

Personnel[edit]

Skyclad[edit]

Additional Musicians[edit]

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