Fulks, The Mekons team up
Tuesday, October 13, 2015
– Chicago country singer Robbie Fulks and punk folk band The Mekons are teaming up for a digital album release, "Jura," in November.
The two worked together for a month to record this limited-edition collection of rough sea shanties and mournful tales. The songs were organically written together, covered, or taken from traditionals and played by all of the ensemble cast of musicians or by a select few. Jura is an island off the coast of Scotland with about 200 people.
Songs on the CD are:
1. A Fearful Moment
3. An Incident Off St. Kitt's
4. Shine On Silver Seas
5. Land Ahoy!
6. Beaten and Broken
7. Getting On With It
8. I Am Come Home
9. The Last Fish in the Sea
10. I Say, Hang Him!
11. Go From My Window
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