The Mekons

By Oliver Hall

 

The Mekons are a left-wing socialist punk country electronic folk group made up of visual artists, folk musicians, writers, aging punks and other disappointed radicals.  Their music has increasingly defied classification by genre, but they began as a Leeds punk band.  Drummer Jon Langford, bassist Ros Allen, guitarists Ken Lite and Kevin Lycett, and vocalists Andy Corrigan and Mark White formed the Mekons in 1976 around the University of Leeds art school, taking their name from the villain of the the British science-fiction comic book Dan Dare.  They announced... Read More

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