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The Mekons: Natural

Review by Alfred Soto, Stylus, 7 August 2007

DESPAIR IS THE MEKONS' MUSE. When a band devotes most of its career to cataloguing economic privation and apocalyptic visions, it risks cynicism and indifference. ...

Strawberry Switchblade/The Mekons: ICA, London

Live Review by Bill Black, Sounds, 20 October 1983

WAS THIS an ICA Rock Week or a DeMob works outing? ...

The Raincoats: The Raincoats (Rough Trade Rough 3)**; The Mekons: The Quality Of Mercy Is Not Strnen (Virgin V2143)*

Review by Dave McCullough, Sounds, 8 December 1979

Shrieks from the Grove ...

The Mekons: Hope & Anchor, London

Live Review by David Hepworth, Sounds, 27 January 1979

THE HOPE and Anchor is stuffed. If you're aiming to pour one more leather jacket into this crypt, you'd be wise to have remembered the ...

Albums from Kelly Hogan, the Handsome Family and the Mekons

Review by Eric Weisbard, Spin, June 2000

Kelly Hogan & the Pine Valley Cosmonauts: Beneath the Country Underdog (Bloodshot);The Handsome Family: In the Air (Carrot Top); Mekons: Journey to the End of ...

Gang Of Four, Mekons, Specials, Delta Five: Lyceum, London

Live Review by Garry Bushell, Sounds, 9 June 1979


The Mekons: New York: On The Road '86-'87

Review by Gavin Martin, Uncut, March 2001

LEEDS PUNKS' Cold War-era Country Invasion Of The States in all its ragged glory ...

An Interview with Jon Langford

Interview by Jason Gross, Bangsheet, May 1999

IN THE MIDDLE of yet another tour for the alt-alt-country act the Waco Brothers and on hiatus from his original band the Mekons, Jon "Boy" ...

The Mekons

Interview by John Robb, Sounds, 30 September 1989

"EUROPOX!" BELCHES the fat fool on the next table. ...

The Three Jon Langfords

Interview by John Robb, Sounds, 7 January 1989

With The Three Johns and The Mekons, Jon Langford has spent over ten years fighting against the never-ending Top Of The Pops party. John ...

The Mekons Story (CNT) 1982

Sleeve notes by Lester Bangs, CNT Records, 1982

THE MEKONS are the most revolutionary group in the history of rock 'n' roll. They are also the finest artists ever to have graced this ...

The Mekons: Blows Against Individuation

Profile and Interview by Mary Harron, Melody Maker, 3 February 1979

The Mekons insist they're just a by-product of confusion. But 'intervention', a.k.a. 'going commercial', looms. ...

The Mekons: Manchester Polytechnic, Manchester

Live Review by Mick Middles, Sounds, 9 February 1980

I COULDN'T believe my eyes. ...

The Mekons: The Group Who Fell To Earth

Interview by Paul Rambali, New Musical Express, 3 March 1979

THE MEKONS step down from the space ship of idealism and come face to face with Rock Reality. Can they and the cult of British ...

The Human League, The Mekons, Gang Of Four: Electric Ballroom, London

Live Review by Paul Rambali, New Musical Express, 11 November 1978

AN EVENING of Fast Product at which Saturday night anticipation could be discerned in the expectant chattering of the throng outside — no slowcoaches amongst ...

The Mekons: Songs of Innocence and Experience

Interview by Phil Sutcliffe, Sounds, 26 May 1979

I BEAT ON the front door of a huge, decaying terrace house in Leeds. No response. Tried the bell but it was dead. Rattled the ...

Lost Highway

Essay by RJ Smith, High Fidelity, July 1986

Country used to be a music of the dispossessed. If you look hard enough, you'll find it still is. ...

The Mekons: Mekon…And On…And On…

Report and Interview by Rob Hughes, Uncut, September 2007

They wanted to be punk's slowest band. They ended up accidentally inventing and sticking around for 30 years. Raise your glasses, please, to the ...

The Mekons: Retreat From Memphis (Touch and Go/Quarterstick)

Review by Robert Gordon, L.A. Weekly, 26 May 1994

The Glory of Shopping and... the Mekons' pleasure pleasure ...

The Mekons: Hot Club, Brixton, London

Live Review by Susan Williams, New Musical Express, 3 September 1983


The Mekons: Living Room, London

Live Review by The Legend!, New Musical Express, 6 October 1984

IS THIS the way to say goodbye? The last night at the Living Room, proprietor moving on to greater things, hopefully (water-bombs in Tottenham?!?), the ...

see also Jon Langford

see also Sally Timms


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