The Mekons Rock 'n' Roll

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The Mekons Rock 'N Roll
Studio album by The Mekons
Released September 1989
Recorded Hoboken, New Jersey
Genre Alternative rock
Length 45:24
Label Blast First
Producer Mekons
The Mekons chronology
So Good It Hurts
(1988)
The Mekons Rock 'n' Roll
(1989)
Curse of the Mekons
(1991)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars[2]
Robert Christgau A[3]

The Mekons Rock 'n' Roll is the eighth studio album by The Mekons. Pitchfork named this album #97 on their list of the Top 100 Albums of the 1980s. [4]

Track listing[edit]

All songs composed by The Mekons (as per label). The BMI database lists all songs as composed by Tom Greenhalgh and Jon Langford.

  1. "Memphis, Egypt" – 3:37
  2. "Club Mekon" – 3:29
  3. "Only Darkness Has the Power" – 3:28
  4. "Ring O' Roses" – 4:07
  5. "Learning to Live on Your Own" – 4:37
  6. "Cocaine Lil" – 2:51
  7. "Empire of the Senseless" – 4:35
  8. "Someone" – 2:44
  9. "Amnesia" – 4:31
  10. "I Am Crazy" – 3:28
  11. "Heaven and Back" – 3:16
  12. "Blow Your Tuneless Trumpet" – 3:56
  13. "Echo" – 4:33
  14. "When Darkness Falls" – 3:53

The American issue of this album omits "Ring O' Roses" and "Heaven and Back".

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dougan, John. "The Mekons Rock 'n' Roll – The Mekons : Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards : AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved December 19, 2012. 
  2. ^ Young, Jon (February 8, 1990). "[Rolling Stone review]". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on September 27, 2007. Retrieved December 19, 2012. 
  3. ^ Christgau, Robert. "Robert Christgau: CG: The Mekons". robertchristgau.com. Retrieved December 19, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Top 100 albums of the 1980s". Retrieved 5 November 2011. 

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