DISCOS TRANSGENERO
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Distr.  : UK - Rough Trade/
Style   : new wave / post punk /



TRANS   3       THE MANCHESTER MEKON : NO FORGETTING THE ALBUM          LP      07.2017

Limited to 500 Copies on 180 Gram Vinyl. Discos Transgenero presents the first ever
album from The Manchester Mekon. The Manchester Mekon were a group of musicians that
were active from the end of the 70's to the beginning of the 80's in Manchester.
Influenced by Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention, Igor Stravinsky, King Crimson,
Maurice Revel, Pink Floyd the Manchester Mekon aimed to integrate composed and
improvised music, blending orchestral and electronic sounds with rock, both live
and in the studio. Over a period of five years (1977 - 1982) the Manchester Mekon
played about fifty gigs in and around Manchester, released seven tracks on local
labels and rehearsed once a week. This album covers their entire career, contains
the full range of music they played and includes live recordings, studio recordings,
home recordings and even rehearsals. Two tracks were previously only available on
Manchester Musicians' Collective compilation albums. Some were never released, until
now. For the first time in 40 years these tracks are released on vinyl, in a full
colour sleeve (using original artwork from the time), with a 16-page booklet ( also
in colour ) with photographs, artwork, introduction to the band and a piece by Jon
Dale about The Manchester Mekon and their times.
https://www.roughtrade.com/music/no-forgetting-the-album
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