Revenge of the Mekons
Director Joe Angio in attendance on June 26!
provocateurs. Social agitators. Punk’s reigning contrarians. The Mekons
have been called all this and more. Revenge of the Mekons chronicles the
unlikely story of a group of radical British art students who formed in
the first blast of punk rock in 1977. Against all odds—and despite a
career consigned to the margins—the Mekons continue to tour and make
adventurous and challenging albums, despite the fact that its eight
members are separated by thousands of miles across two continents.
Adored with cult-like devotion by fans and critics alike, the Mekons
have redefined themselves and their music repeatedly over the years
while staying true to the punk ethos. But the Mekons are more than just a
band. They’re also an art collective whose members make art
individually, collectively and in collaboration with other avant-garde
artists. REVENGE OF THE MEKONS is a rich and illuminating account of a
fascinating, criminally under-recognized band.