The Curse (3:43)

Cover of The Curse of the Mekons

From The Curse of the Mekons and 3 other releases

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  • danc6433

    I think he read a Greil Marcus book. Still, it's better than a "love it" shout. Or even worse: x 3.

    15 Jun 2011 Reply
  • brockginther

    What's your deal, man? It's rock and roll, baby.

    11 Mar 2011 Reply
  • ctd55

    The melody is catchy as can be, and listen to how the guitar and bagpipes fight over it. Both instruments want in on that action--they'll fight throughout the song for it--and who can blame them. Boy, do the Mekons know how to start an album (It's a shame they couldn't kick start their careers with the same ease.) This is a defiant statement of purpose. What's their purpose? Truth be told, they aren't aiming to do much more than remain a working band with a forum in which to say their piece about the state of the world. And how to do they state their purpose? With a battle cry ("ai yi yi") and threats to employ "magic, fear, and superstition" to spread their message and sow disorder. They don't mean a word of it, of course; every threat, every boast, is drenched in knowing irony. Still, there's nothing ironic about their passion; and when you sing along, when you let the fantasy of an ascendant Mekons overtake you, the state of the world seems ever-so-slightly better.

    3 May 2010 Reply

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