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Joined 16th October 2011



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“Note that the original name of "The Manchester Mekon" was "The Mekon".
We were asked to add "Manchester" by Dick Witts, due to the meteoric rise to fame of The Mekons! I voted against the change, but was overruled. :/”
15 Aug 2021
“Thank you, tenchahoy, from The Manchester Mekon :)
Just to clarify, we had a track on the first Manchester Musicians' Collective LP called "The Cakeshop Device", and another track on the second LP "Unzipping the Abstract" called "Must Have More Wheels".”
15 Aug 2021
“That's David Pimlott leaning on the car and I'm standing next to him, both of us from the Manchester Mekon.”
15 Aug 2021
“Thank you for the compliment, Mike, as it was in fact myself that you spoke to at the Hookworms gig. I played keyboards and saxophone in the Manchester Mekon, as well as singing.
Hope you're well :)”
15 Aug 2021
“If you turn the page upside down, the words "The Mekon" read "Manchester". This calligraphic marvel was carved into a block of wood to enable wood block printing.”
15 Aug 2021
“Actually, Mike, Chris Griffin, the flautist in the photo and the Manchester Mekon of course, graduated from the RNCM.”
07 Aug 2020
“And that's me playing keyboards. My main keyboard was a Vox Continental 2.”
16 Oct 2011
“That's Chris Griffin standing facing with flute in hand, Frank Ewart seated smiling and Louise has her head half turned.”
16 Oct 2011
“Without wishing to start a copyright war, I have been informed by very reliable sources that Joy Division asked Frank if they could use the melody from this track for one of their songs. Frank said yes, and Love Will Tear Us Apart was born..”
16 Oct 2011
“Well, I'm standing in the window with David Pimlott sitting in it. As you look at the photo, Frank is second from the right and Louise is third from the left. We were all in The Mekon. I can't be certain about anyone else, so not going to guess!”
16 Oct 2011

Bands / Artists added

Alternomen Unlimited 4 items
Contact 5 items
Noyes Brothers 1 item
Steve Solamar 1 item