Sunday, September 30, 2007

The Mekons - Fear and Whiskey

'Chivalry' (by the Mekons)

"I was out late the other night

Fear and whiskey kept me going

I swore somebody held me tight

But there's just no way of knowing

I saw your face in a crowded bar

"Excuse me please!"

At least I thought it was you

Now I just don't know where you are

My suit was smart when I put it on last week

All I could remember as I walked down the street

Was the rain and tears on your face

Oh gee, I guess I'm just a disgrace"

[Post composed at 6am]

Here's to absent friends, fallen heroes, and all the great pop songs that never were (hits that is).

The Mekons - Fear and Whiskey (1985) ; (UK post-punk,, pyschedelic rock, miner's socialism, slightly reminiscent of the Clash's Sandinista!). Highly recommended.


deaddreamnation said...

i'm downloading right now...i'll hit you back after hearing it...

gabbagabbahey said...

cool... not to diss on Uncle Tupelo or anything, but this is what I think of when someone says It's pretty way out there at times.

It's actually one of the few UK post-punk records I listen to, as well.