The third album from what could be called the Mekons' "soused socialist hillbilly-punks from Leeds" period, 1987's Honky Tonkin' built on the country-influenced musical and lyrical themes of Fear and Whiskey and The Edge of the World, where the boozy ambience of classic Nashville sounds found a sympathetic ear among this pack of political and emotional underdogs
The Mekons – Honky Tonkin'. Label: Sin Recordings – SINC 006. Format: Cassette, Album, Dolby. Performer, Producer – The Mekons. Tipple – Brendan Croker. Vocals – Sally Timms.
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The Mekons: Honky Tonkin' Nobody would take them for amateurs or anarchists on this evidence. Just a catchy, rocking Brit country band with more enthusiasm than skill in the vocal department and lyrics-included that don't seem to have much to do with honky-tonks-that tend overmuch to the metaphysical, metaphorical, and obscure for all their show of specificity. I await the next phase.
In theory, Honky Tonkin' is one of the Mekons' famed cowpunk records, and the country strains certainly show through. However, this record shows the Mekons gravitating towards the more punk/folk hybrid of "Curse of the Mekons", "Journey to the End of Night", and "OOOH!". The highlights of the album for me are Rico Bell singing on a brilliant cover of Gram Parson's "Sleepless Nights" and Tom Greenhalgh and Sally Timms (or is it Michelle Shocked?) on "Prince of Darkness", the last cut on the album
Performer:Mekons Genre: Rock Title: Honky Tonkin' Released: 1987 Style: Alternative Rock, Country Rock, Folk Rock MP3 version ZIP size: 1130 mb FLAC version RAR size: 1392 mb Rating: 4.7 Votes: 308 Other Formats: AC3 DMF MP1 MPC ASF WAV VQF