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Journey to the End of the Night [CD]

The Mekons Audio CD

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For about a year back in the 1970s the Mekons epitomized the risks,
extremes and ludicrous promise of punk rock. It was a different time
f’sure BUT eerily similar to NOW. For a while back THEN the Mekons were
indeed very interested in punk rock but it wore off (for reasons too
obvious & well documented to dwell on here). After the huge success of
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12. Last Night On Earth
13. Bonus Track 1

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Amazon.com: 4.5 out of 5 stars  11 reviews
11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Best Complete Mekons Album Since "I (Heart) The Mekons" 26 Mar 2000
By John Buckley - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
"Journey" is the best Mekons album since "I (Heart) The Mekons," and maybe since their epic "Rock'n'Roll." They crafted this bugger, and didn't just toss it off, like 1998's "Me." Jon Langford returns in full, if mellow, form, and Sally Timms, fresh from the accolades of her solo album, turns in her best performance since "Retreat to Memphis." Why does this work so well, even as it rocks so lightly? Mostly because, after years of distraction -- the Waco Bros., solo albums, their rebirth as a conceptual art band -- the Meeks are back as a bloody BAND, and they play like one. If you have friends who've never heard the Mekons, but have heard you rave about them, tell 'em to dive in. It's fine.
12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars You Can't Live Alone 14 Mar 2000
By Michael Pisaro - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
I've been a fan of the Mekons ever since their epochal "Fear and Whiskey" record in 1985. It didn't seem likely that they would ever surpass the atmosphere of that one (where whiskey seems at first to be the only answer to the fearful dilemmas they enact -- but then you learn that "whiskey" is just a name for the things they really care about -- in three or four words: peace, love and understanding). Here the mood is darker (now that we seem to have run out of ways to be debased, newer, and more subtle forms are being invented), and (although this seems like a contradiction) also more hopeful. Leave it to the Mekons to find new ways to outwit their predators and to find a still beating heart in the darkness. Although the main musical reference here seems to be Reggae, I'm most reminded of the great mystery of classic old blues recordings. What they describe couldn't be worse; but that negative energy turns itself inside out with the release that comes from the act of description, and the joy that comes from the music itself. Don't miss this one.
7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars they caught me again 16 Mar 2000
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
just had time to listen to this once before going to see them. my first reaction was, it's sort of a downer, but after seeing them perform most the songs i wanted to listen to it again and again. the voices come out on top on this one, the production is not spare but it's not murky either, that's the beauty of it, it's clear as the hard light of a streetlamp on a pitch black night. and the songs just catch you. listen twice, three times, it takes you over. my favorite of the moment, Neglect, and that chorus "Give me 10,000 pounds" but tomorrow it'll be something different. There's not a weak song on it. These people love to sing about the dark side but they just shine, shine shine.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A beautiful, beautiful album... 3 July 2002
By J. Righter - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
The Mekons' best release since "Rock & Roll" and my favorite release by the group after only "Fear & Whiskey" and "Rock & Roll." I was completely unprepared when I got this album a year or two ago, having somewhat soured on the band after a string of relatively lackluster releases (I Love Mekons, Pussy King of the Pirates, Me). "Journey" represents a return to form in a big, big way. While "F&W" will always remain my favorite, "Journey" has an awful lot to offer with its lush and beautiful conglom of country and western, dub reggae, folk, and agitpop/post-punk. It is a surprisingly fresh collection of mature, heart-felt, insightful songs... Don't pass it by...
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars EXCELLENT. ONE OF THEIR BEST! 7 Mar 2000
By Matthew Bialer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
What can I say? An excellent - even catchy - record by one of the best bands around. This one is a little mellower than usual but what's wrong with a mellow Mekons? There's a nice variety here. These guys should get their due. They are veterans that make beautiful, heartfelt sounds.They're legends!
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