The official title of this album is Wrong, the alternative title "Only Sheep Need a Leader" is taken from the albums back cover. "Wrong" by NoMeansNo is a groundbreaking album that pushed the boundaries of punk rock and explored themes of individuality and nonconformity. The album's innovative use of dynamics and complex rhythms set it apart from other punk rock albums of the time
Two Wrights Do Make a Wrong (do you get the pun?)
In 1989, the Canadian punk rock band NoMeansNo released their fifth studio album, "Wrong" on 12" vinyl LP. The album marked a turning point in the band's career, as it showcased a new level of musical maturity and experimentation, while still retaining the raw energy and aggression that had made them a staple of the punk rock scene.
"Wrong" is a concept album that explores themes of individuality, conformity, and societal pressure. The album's tracks are linked together by a loose narrative that tells the story of a man who is struggling to find his place in a world that demands conformity and subservience.
The album also includes a cover of "Rags and Bones" by the British punk band, "The Birthday Party"". NoMeansNo's version of the song is a faithful interpretation that captures the raw energy and chaos of the original.
Upon its release, "Wrong" was met with critical acclaim and is now considered one of the greatest punk rock albums of all time. The album's innovative use of dynamics, tempo changes, and complex rhythms set it apart from other punk rock albums of the time and helped to establish NoMeansNo as a band that was not afraid to push boundaries.
The album's themes of individuality and nonconformity also resonated with audiences, and the band's message of self-empowerment and resistance to societal pressure continues to inspire fans today.
Canadian Punk Rock
Alternative Tentacles Virus 77
Record Format: 12" Vinyl Stereo Gramophone Record
Total Album (Cover+Record) weight: 230 gram
This album includes an insert with lyrics of all the songs-
1989 Made in England
NOMEANSNO is a punk rock band from Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. The band was formed in 1979 by brothers Rob and John Wright, who played bass and drums, respectively. Over the years, NOMEANSNO has become known for their unique blend of punk rock, jazz, and funk music, as well as their often politically charged lyrics.
One of the defining characteristics of NOMEANSNO's music is their use of complex time signatures and unconventional song structures. This is evident in songs like "The Tower" and "It's Catching Up", which feature intricate bass lines and rhythm changes that challenge traditional punk rock conventions. The band's use of jazz-influenced chord progressions and improvisation also sets them apart from many of their punk rock contemporaries.
NOMEANSNO's lyrics often deal with social and political issues, with a focus on topics like inequality, consumerism, and the environment. Their song "Humans" is a scathing critique of the way humans treat the planet and each other, while "Victory" takes aim at the way society values power and status over human connection.
Over the years, NOMEANSNO has released a number of critically acclaimed albums, including "Wrong" (1989), which is often cited as one of the best punk rock albums of all time. The album's opening track, "It's Catching Up", has become a classic of the genre, and its influence can be heard in the work of many other punk and alternative rock bands.
In addition to their music, NOMEANSNO has also been known for their energetic live shows. The band's performances are characterized by their raw intensity and their willingness to experiment and push boundaries.
Despite their significant influence on the punk rock genre, NOMEANSNO has remained relatively unknown outside of Canada and the Pacific Northwest region of the United States. However, their dedicated fan base and critical acclaim ensure that their music will continue to be celebrated for years to come.
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