Mecki Mark Men

Mecki Mark Men

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Lead by keyboardist and vocalist Mecki Bodemark, MECKI MARK MEN are considered one of the first big Swedish psychedlic acts. They released an eponymous album in 1968 but soon after, Bodemark went his own way and teemed up with a threesome called the BABY GRANDMOTHERS to form MECKI MARK MEN. In 1968, they were the supporting act for FRANK ZAPPA AND THE MOTHERS OF INVENTION at Stockholm’s Concert House, as well as for JIMI HENDRIX during his Swedish tour. In 1969, they released a second album called “Running in the Summer Night”, made TV appearances and were part of the Swedish cast of the popular musical “Hair”. The following year, they went on a U.S. tour and played at rock festivals headlining The BYRDS, SLY & THE FAMILY STONE and JETHRO TULL among others. However, the tour ended up in chaos. They had stayed there for 3 months yet their visas were only valid for 6 weeks; they were also stuck in a hotel room they couldn’t afford. So they made a deal with their manager, returned home and paid their debts by recording a third album (“Marathon”). They then broke up, with most of the cast soon resurfacing as KEBNEKAISE. They released a fourth album in 1979 under their original name, where Mecki Bodemark features as the only original member.
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Mecki Mark Men Discography

Albums

Mecki Mark Men Mecki Mark Men (Album) Philips Sweden 1967 Sell This Version
Mecki Mark Men Running In The Summer Night (Album) Limelight US 1969 Sell This Version
Mecki Mark Men Marathon (Album) Sonet Sweden 1971 Sell This Version
KOLP 18 Mecki Mark Men Flying High(LP) Kompass Records KOLP 18 Finland 1979 Sell This Version
VESCD194619672007 Mecki Mark Men Livingroom (CD, Album, MiniAlbum) Vesper Records VESCD194619672007 Sweden 2007 Sell This Version
VESCD09047 Mecki Mark Men Stonehorse(CD, Album, Pap) Vesper Records VESCD09047 Europe 2010 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Mecki Mark Men Midnight Land (Single) Philips Sweden 1967 Sell This Version
Mecki Mark Men Sweet Movin’ / Love Feeling Philips Sweden 1968 Sell This Version
JSLP 5617, JSLP-5617 Mecki Mark Men / Shakane Mecki Mark Men / Shakane - Untitled(7", EP) JUKEbox, JUKEbox JSLP 5617, JSLP-5617 Sweden 1972 Sell This Version