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 Mecano (2) - Subtitled album art Mecano (2) Subtitled(12", MiniAlbum) Torso TORSO 122 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
TORSO 121 Mecano (2) - Untitled album art Mecano (2) Untitled(12", MiniAlbum) Torso TORSO 121 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
TORSO 337 Mecano (2) - Autoportrait album art Mecano (2) Autoportrait (Album) Torso TORSO 337 Netherlands 1982 Sell This Version
1003 MJ Mecano (2) - Snake Tales For Dragon album art Mecano (2) Snake Tales For Dragon (Album) Mutantjasz 1003 MJ Netherlands 2005 Sell This Version
1005 MJ Mecano (2) - Those Revolutionary Days album art Mecano (2) Those Revolutionary Days(2xCD, Album) Mutantjasz 1005 MJ Netherlands 2007 Sell This Version
OOP012LP Mecano (2) - Rebuilt album art 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
OOP014CD, TF179X, TF179 Mecano (2) - Mecano Unlimited album art Mecano Unlimited* Mecano Unlimited (Album) Out Of Print Records (2), Tonefloat OOP014CD, TF179X, TF179 Netherlands 2016 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

No.2 Mecano (2) - Face Cover Face album art Mecano Ltd.* Face Cover Face (Single) No Fun No.2 Netherlands 1978 Sell This Version
VR 10602 Mecano (2) - Escape The Human Myth album art Mecano (2) Escape The Human Myth(7") Torso, Mastik VR 10602 Benelux 1980 Sell This Version
TORSO 456 Mecano (2) - Robespierre's Re-Marx album art Mecano (2) Robespierre's Re-Marx(7", Single) Torso TORSO 456 Netherlands 1981 Sell This Version
Divine 3/83 S Mecano (2) - Robespierre's Re-Marx album art Mecano (2) Robespierre's Re-Marx(7", Single) Divine Divine 3/83 S France 1983 Sell This Version
none Mecano (2) - Untitled / 'March Of The Iron Workers' album art Fad Gadget / Mecano (2) Fad Gadget / Mecano (2) - Untitled / 'March Of The Iron Workers'(Flexi, 7") Vinyl (11) none Netherlands 1983 Sell This Version
none Mecano (2) - Noble Bliss album art Mecano Un-Ltd.* Noble Bliss(File, FLAC, Single) Not On Label (Mecano Un-Ltd. Self-released) none Netherlands 2020
none Mecano (2) - Tons Of Work album art Mecano Un-Ltd.* Tons Of Work(File, FLAC, Single) Not On Label (Mecano Un-Ltd. Self-released) none Netherlands 2021

Compilations

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

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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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