Night Music: The Mekons, “Where Were You?”

From 1978. Over too soon.

Notes: I have this song on an album called Where Were You? Hen’s Teeth and other Lost Fragments of Popular Colture, which collects early Mekons’ and oddments. But it turns out Where Were You? was written about at Aquarium Drunkard a few weeks ago, by a guy with a potent thirst for mythologizing. And Googling landed me on a story about this song on Popmatters, about five years ago.

2 thoughts on “Night Music: The Mekons, “Where Were You?”

  1. Boy. Yeah. That’s really good. Never heard it before either. My favorite Mekons are these early Mekons (can’t say I know much of the later Mekons because I lost interest pretty quickly).

    Sounds like a sound many of today’s “alternative” bands are searching for but can’t find. That’s why they all suck.

  2. Where Were You came out on a British Label Fast Products in 1978 (year i bought it) and also included 32Weeks and Never Been in a Riot. Gang of Four tracks were the reason to buy, but Rhe Mekons a far better Sheffield band, and yhe hidden gems from the obscure 2.3. “Where To Now?” “All Time Low” are both classic punk tunes.

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