Mecki Mark Men

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Swedish psychedelic prog band, originally emerged from the dance band Mecki Mark 5 in 1967. The group played experimental jazz and broke through during the experimental jazz festival in Stockholm in July 1967. It debuted with the single "Midnight Land" and made its TV debut in the autumn of the same year in the program Popside.
Lead by keyboardist and vocalist Mecki Bodemark, the band is 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. In 1968, they were the supporting act for Frank Zappa & The Mothers 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 Kebnekajse. They released a fourth album in 1979 under their original name, where Mecki Bodemark features as the only original member.
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Albums

PY 842560 Mecki Mark Men - Mecki Mark Men album art Mecki Mark Men Mecki Mark Men (Album) Philips PY 842560 Sweden 1967 Sell This Version
LS 86068 Mecki Mark Men - Running In The Summer Night album art Mecki Mark Men Running In The Summer Night (Album) Limelight LS 86068 US 1969 Sell This Version
SLP-2521 Mecki Mark Men - Marathon album art Mecki Mark Men Marathon (Album) Sonet SLP-2521 Sweden 1971 Sell This Version
KOLP 18 Mecki Mark Men - Flying High album art Mecki Mark Men Flying High(LP) Kompass Records KOLP 18 Finland 1979 Sell This Version
VESCD194619672007 Mecki Mark Men - Livingroom album art Mecki Mark Men Livingroom(CD, Album) Vesper Records VESCD194619672007 Sweden 2007 Sell This Version
VESCD09047 Mecki Mark Men - Stonehorse album art Lars Johan Werle, Mecki Mark Men Lars Johan Werle, Mecki Mark Men - Stonehorse(CD, Album, Pap) Vesper Records VESCD09047 Europe 2010 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

PF 350 322, 350 322 PF Mecki Mark Men - Midnight Land album art Mecki Mark Men Midnight Land (Single) Philips PF 350 322, 350 322 PF Sweden 1967 Sell This Version
350333PF Mecki Mark Men - Sweet Movin’ / Love Feeling album art Mecki Mark Men Sweet Movin’ / Love Feeling Philips 350333PF Sweden 1968 Sell This Version
JSLP 5617, JSLP-5617 Mecki Mark Men - Untitled album art Mecki Mark Men / Shakane Mecki Mark Men / Shakane - Untitled(7", EP, Mono) JUKEbox, JUKEbox JSLP 5617, JSLP-5617 Sweden 1972 Sell This Version