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Mekons: Punk Rock
Mekons: Punk Rock
Artist Mekons
Album Punk Rock
Label Quarterstick Records
Released 1/20/2004
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For about a year back in the 1970s The Mekons epitomized the risks, extremes and ludicrous promise of punk rock. It was a different time f'sure BUT eerily similar to NOW. For a while back then the Mekons were indeed very interested in punk rock but it wore off. After the huge success of their Fast Product 45's and the reckless, doomed assault on the citadel taht followed, the Mekons snuck off back to Leeds to lick their wounds only to emerge years later a wiser, stranger, multi-dimensional beast.

Maybe there's a silver thread that runs all the way back to then through the collaborations and experiments of the 80s, 90s, and zeros, maybe there isn't, but when at last it came time to rework their early output for the 25th anniversary shows these half forgotten tunes and texts from the Mekons initial incarnation were dusted down and probed for signs of life and to the amazement of all concerned no backward thrust of nostalgia was apparent, in fact quite the opposite...
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song:Hole In The Ground
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