Revenge of the Mekons
- Rated NR
- Genre: Special Interest-Documentary
- Release Date: 7/28/2015
Revenge of the Mekons charts the unlikely career of the genre-defying collective notorious for being-as rock critic Greil Marcus notes-"the band that took punk ideology most seriously." Born out of the 1977 British punk scene, the Mekons progressed from a group of socialist art students with no musical skills to the prolific, raucous progeny of Hank Williams. Joe Angio's exuberant documentary follows their improbable history - a surprising and influential embrace of folk and country music; forays into the art world (collaborations with Vito Acconci and Kathy Acker); and consistent bad luck with major record labels.
|Run Time:||96 minutes|