Mecano (2)

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Dutch band formed in 1978 by Dirk Polak and Pieter Kooyman. Started out as a punk band but after they were joined by Tejo Bolten, Cor Bolten and Ton Lebbink around 1979 the style developed into new wave and art rock. This line-up was active until 1983.
Current line-up consists of Dirk Polak and Mick Ness.
The group used different variations of their name at different times, such as Mecano Ltd. (1978), Mecano (1979-1983, 2005-2007), Mecano Unlimited or Mecano Un-Ltd. (1997, 2014-now).
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Albums

TORSO 122 Subtitled — Mecano (2) Mecano (2) Subtitled(12", MiniAlbum) Torso TORSO 122 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
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TORSO 121 Untitled — Mecano (2) Mecano (2) Untitled(12", MiniAlbum) Torso TORSO 121 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
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TORSO 337 Autoportrait — Mecano (2) Mecano (2) Autoportrait (Album) Torso TORSO 337 Netherlands 1982 Sell This Version
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1003 MJ Snake Tales For Dragon — Mecano (2) Mecano (2) Snake Tales For Dragon (Album) Mutantjasz 1003 MJ Netherlands 2005 Sell This Version
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1005 MJ Those Revolutionary Days — Mecano (2) Mecano (2) Those Revolutionary Days(2xCD, Album) Mutantjasz 1005 MJ Netherlands 2007 Sell This Version
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OOP012LP Rebuilt — Mecano (2) Mecano Un-Ltd.* Presents: Erector Set (2) Mecano Un-Ltd.* Presents: Erector Set (2) - Rebuilt(LP, Album + CD, Album) Out Of Print Records (2) OOP012LP Netherlands 2014 Sell This Version
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OOP014CD, TF179X, TF179 Mecano Unlimited — Mecano (2) Mecano Unlimited* Mecano Unlimited (Album) Out Of Print Records (2), Tonefloat OOP014CD, TF179X, TF179 Netherlands 2016 Sell This Version
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Singles & EPs

No.2 Face Cover Face — Mecano (2) Mecano Ltd.* Face Cover Face (Single) No Fun No.2 Netherlands 1978 Sell This Version
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VR 10602 Escape The Human Myth — Mecano (2) Mecano (2) Escape The Human Myth(7") Torso, Mastik VR 10602 Benelux 1980 Sell This Version
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TORSO 456 Robespierre's Re-Marx — Mecano (2) Mecano (2) Robespierre's Re-Marx (Single) Torso TORSO 456 Netherlands 1981 Sell This Version
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none Untitled / 'March Of The Iron Workers' — Mecano (2) Fad Gadget / Mecano (2) Fad Gadget / Mecano (2) - Untitled / 'March Of The Iron Workers'(Flexi, 7") Vinyl (11) none Netherlands 1983 Sell This Version
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none Noble Bliss — Mecano (2) Mecano Un-Ltd.* Noble Bliss(File, FLAC, Single) Not On Label (Mecano Un-Ltd. Self-released) none Netherlands 2020
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none Tons Of Work — Mecano (2) Mecano Un-Ltd.* Tons Of Work(File, FLAC, Single) Not On Label (Mecano Un-Ltd. Self-released) none Netherlands 2021
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Compilations

TORSO 332 U, KMH 709218 Entitled — Mecano (2) Mecano (2) Entitled (Comp, Single) Torso, Plexus TORSO 332 U, KMH 709218 US 1981 Sell This Version
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LZD 807 The Half Inch Universe (Complete Works '78 - 82) — Mecano (2) Mecano (2) The Half Inch Universe (Complete Works '78 - 82)(2xCD, Comp) Lazy Dog Records LZD 807 Greece 1996 Sell This Version
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1001 MJ The 1/2 Mecano (2) The 1/2" Universe (Comp) Mutantjasz 1001 MJ Netherlands 2002 Sell This Version

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paganini

paganini

March 29, 2016
This was posted on their official website:

A short note:
What do you do when your brother is cheating on you? You forgive and life goes on.
What do you when your friend is cheating on you? You forgive and life goes on.
What do you do when your band is cheating on you? You never forgive and never forget.
Life goes on without them.

Dirk Polak left Mecano in 2013 to go on with a new project Mecano Un-Ltd.
Tejo Bolten remains the only original member of Mecano created in the 80s.

So basically Mecano Un-Ltd. is a spin-off, not a variation.
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