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Revenge of the Mekons


Joe Angio

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  • DVD 782.42166 M516R (CEN, WSQ)

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English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.


Fred Armisen, Jonathan Franzen, Will Oldham, Mary Harron, Greil Marcus, Vito Acconci.

Publication Information

Chicago, IL : Music Box Films, [2015]

Physical Description

1 videodisc (96 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.


Not rated.


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 improbably history--a surprising and influential embrace of folk and country music, forays into the art world and consistent bad luck with major record labels. Featuring interviews with celebrated fans, this documentary reveals how, four decades into an ever-evolving career, punk's reigning contrarians continue to make bold, unpredictable music while staying true to the punk ethos.


Originally released as a documentary in 2013.

Bonus features: Mekons live at the Bell House in Brooklyn, NY ; Mekons symposium at Columbia University ; bonus outtakes and interviews including Rico Bell and Will Oldham ; concert poster gallery.

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