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The Mekons - Where Were You? (Single)

The Mekons - Where Were You? (Single)

Where Were You

The Mekons are a British rock band. Formed in the late 1970s, they are one of the longest-running and most prolific of the first-wave British punk rock bands. The band was formed in 1977 by a group of University of Leeds art students : Jon Langford, Kevin Lycett, Mark White, Andy Corrigan and Tom Greenhalgh - the Gang Of Four and Delta 5 formed from the same group of students. ... (read more at Wikipedia)

Links To Peel

According to the Red Set: A History Of Gang Of Four book, Peel offered the Mekons to do a session for his show after he heard their debut single in 1978. The band did 6 sessions for Peel's show and their music were predominately played by Peel in the late 70's and early 80's. During the 90's and 00's, he rarely played any of their music.

Festive Fifty Entries

Sessions

Six sessions. Please add details of any commercial release.

1. Recorded: 1978-03-07. First broadcast 14 March 1978. Repeated 12 April 1978, 01 June 1978, 27 March 1979.

  • Garden Fence Of Sound / Where Were You / Letters In The Post / Lonely And Wet / Dance And Drink The Mekons / Dan Dare-Out Of Space (It's A Really Nice Place)

2. Recorded: 1978-09-25. First broadcast 02 October 1978. Repeated 07 November 1978, 29 March 1979.

  • Like Spoons No More / Trevira Trousers / What Are We Going To Do Tonight / Rosanne / I'll Have To Dance Then (On My Own)

3. Recorded: 1979-11-05. First broadcast 19 November 1979. Repeated: ?

  • I Saw You Dance / Watch The Film / After 6 / Beetroot

4. Recorded: 1980-12-17. First broadcast 05 January 1981. Repeated: 21 January 1981

East Is Red / Weak Chain / The Building / English White Boy Engineer

5. Recorded: 1985-09-03. First broadcast 16 September 1985. Repeated: 30 September 1985

  • Hey Susan! / Beaten And Broken / Deep End / Chop That Child In Half

6. Recorded: 1987-02-10. First broadcast 23 February 1987. Repeated: 11 March 1987, 15 June 1987

  • Danton / Skid Row / Revenge / Sophie

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