The Mekons are more than a band and more than a bunch of cracking musicians who play in various other bands. Throughout their history they have worked collaboratively and collectively with everything credited to the band, never to individuals. Their mind boggling output consistently blurs the lines between high art and low and has included exhibitions in the UK and US, a deranged musical recorded and staged with Kathy Acker and several books including the unique “Mekons United” surely the best tome ever published by, or about, a band. And, without ever being a comedy act, they are also very very funny to boot.
“Here’s to a band who have it all: tunes, creativity, humour, politics, brains, reliability, sex appeal…. as their musicianship has deepened they have only made the old stuff sound better.” Village Voice.
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