THE QUALITY OF MERCY IS NOT STRNEN
Like Spoons No More 02:05 Join Us In The Countryside 02:05 Rosanne 02:34 Trevira Trousers 04:05 After 6 04:35 What Are We Going To Do Tonight 01:48 What 02:08 Watch The Film 03:18 Beetroot 04:12 I Saw You Dance 02:17 Lonely And Wet 05:03 Dan Dare 02:32
This unusual title was drawn from the axiom that, if you give
a monkey a typewriter and an infinite amount of time, it would
eventually produce the complete works of Shakespeare, a wry comment
on the group's own musical ability. The rest of the Shakespeare quote appears on the Mekons Story.
About Dan Dare in the words of Gary Wilson: Langford once described Dan Dare as "like a Battle of Britain fighter pilot who somehow got into outer space--sort of a British imperialist fantasy."
The Mekons borrowed the Gang of Four's instruments to record this record, which is ironic as Virgin messed up and used a picture of the GoF rather than the 'Kons on the back cover! The final 6 tracks listed here (Virgin-released singles tracks from 1979-1980) are bonus cuts on th=> Virgin/Blue Plate reissue. - Out of print - right now.
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