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Fear & Whiskey
Mekons
Fear & Whiskey
Genre: Alternative Rock
 
Remastered by Mekons. First time on CD in it's original form. Quarterstick Records.

      
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All Artists: Mekons
Title: Fear & Whiskey
Members Wishing: 6
Total Copies: 0
Release Date: 3/24/2009
Album Type: Import
Genre: Alternative Rock
Styles: Hardcore & Punk, New Wave & Post-Punk
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 036172008025, 711297470628

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Remastered by Mekons. First time on CD in it's original form. Quarterstick Records.

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I was up late the other night...
04/10/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"One of the great records of its era or any era.
The 2 star review above can only be a product of that reviewers genre bias. That reviewers recommends the mekons' more straight-forward rock efforts. Fear and Whiskey is not such... What it is is tremendously fun and painful at the same time.
Think Hank Williams at 6 AM after too much whiskey filtered through punk aesthetic.
The mekons have many amazing records in a number of genres. Rock and Roll is a great album in, well I bet you can guess that one, and So good it hurts is a wonderful slanted synth album, but Fear and Whiskey and its partner The Edge of the World are beyond genre and beyond tremendous."
One of the most important albums ever, the birthplace of cou
Robert Moore | Chicago, IL USA | 05/30/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Robert Christgau in the early nineties wrote an aritcle in which he claimed that the Mekons were the greatest band in the world. Not greatest unknown band, just the best. I wouldn't go quite that far, but having seen them around 10 times (I live in their unofficial second hometown, Chicago, where leader Jon Langford now resides--Leeds, England is their official home) and owning nearly all their albums, I can attest that they are an unjustly neglected treasure. For a long time this album was only available as part of ORIGINAL SIN, which contained the entirety of FEAR AND WHISKY, as well as a couple of other EPs. The full album is absolutely essential for any serious rock and roll collection (though that is redundant, since if you have a serious rock and roll collection, you already own this album).

I must add that one of the great tragedies in music at the moment is that their greatest album, ROCK 'N' ROLL is available only as a hard-to-find German import. If my memory serves me correctly, Christgau named this his album of the year when it came out. And this time he was correct. ROCK 'N' ROLL and FEAR AND WHISKEY (or ORIGINAL SIN) are the two-must-own albums by the Mekons, though there are in addition many other ought-to-own albums."
Finally back
Jeremy M. Seven | Oakland, CA USA | 01/22/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"It's excellent to see Fear & Whiskey finally available again. Like the Amazon review says, this is a timeless album. "Last Dance" is one of the best Mekons songs ever. BUT, why didn't they just re-release "Original Sin" with the extra tracks.."