Friday, May 29, 2009

The Mekons - I <3 Mekons

The Mekons are one of the most prolific and longest lasting bands to have come out of the 70s UK punk movement. Formed by University of Leeds art students (like their contemporaries the Gang of Four) their career has lasted over 30 years and 20+ albums. Their work has been consistently good, too. While Fear and Whiskey and The Mekons Rock and Roll are well-known classics, they have a bunch of other good albums, of which I Love Mekons is probably my favorite. It's their most accessible record and it's a shame it was totally ignored by the alternative rock crowd when it was released in 1993.

Trivia: Mekons singer Sally Timms was married to Fred Armisen for a while.


No comments:

Post a Comment