Black Mekon – Cherry Pickles
The Night Owl, Birmingham
24th August 2019
Besuited, superhero masked fuzz rock’n’roll delinquents Black Mekon have a new album out now. To celibrate this they have just completed a tour with their sisters in crime Cherry Pickles. So Fighting Boredom put on their best shirts and headed out to catch the hometown last gig of the tour. Read what we thought below.
They slow it down to a blues, rockabilly sleaze monster of a song. Remember the Cramps singing Ricky Nelson distilled into a smooth moonshine and then drink the whole thing back.That’s what this feels like. The white hot hit burning your throat and making you choke. Black Mekon at the front seems agitated and lost now, reacting to the up and down rockabilly massive fuzz guitar he’s playing. Black Mekon on the drums can hardly sit down for the whole song.