The Mekons Rock 'n Roll

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The Mekons Rock 'n Roll
The Mekons' Rock'n'roll.jpg
Studio album by The Mekons
Released September 1989
Recorded Terminal Studios & Berry Street Studio London
Genre Alternative rock
Length 45:24
Label Blast First
Producer Mekons/Ian Caple
The Mekons chronology
So Good It Hurts
(1988)So Good It Hurts1988
The Mekons Rock 'n Roll
(1989)
Curse of the Mekons
(1991)Curse of the Mekons1991
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Chicago Tribune 3.5/4 stars[2]
Q 4/5 stars[3]
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars[4]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide 4/5 stars[5]
Spin Alternative Record Guide 10/10[6]
The Village Voice A[7]

The Mekons Rock 'n Roll is the eighth studio album by English rock band The Mekons. Pitchfork placed the album at number 97 on their list of the Top 100 Albums of the 1980s.[8]

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". AllMusic. Retrieved 19 December 2012. 
  2. ^ Kot, Greg (9 November 1989). "Mekons: The Mekons Rock `n` Roll (Twin Tone/A & M)". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 15 May 2017. 
  3. ^ "Mekons: The Mekons Rock 'n' Roll". Q (37). October 1989. 
  4. ^ Young, Jon (8 February 1990). "The Mekons: The Mekons Rock 'n' Roll". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on 27 September 2007. Retrieved 19 December 2012. 
  5. ^ Considine, J. D.; Hoard, Christian (2004). "The Mekons". In Brackett, Nathan; Hoard, Christian. The New Rolling Stone Album Guide. Simon & Schuster. pp. 534–36. ISBN 0-7432-0169-8. 
  6. ^ Weisbard, Eric; Marks, Craig, eds. (1995). Spin Alternative Record Guide. Vintage Books. ISBN 0-679-75574-8. 
  7. ^ Christgau, Robert (21 November 1989). "Consumer Guide". The Village Voice. Retrieved 19 December 2012. 
  8. ^ "Top 100 Albums of the 1980s". Pitchfork. 20 November 2002. Retrieved 5 November 2011. 

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