Revenge of the Mekons documentary DVD
"Top 10 films of 2014” - Village Voice
"A loving ode to an unsung band." - LA Times
"Marvelous." - New York Post
"Jubilant." - The Village Voice
Political 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 (including frequent Bloodshot collaborators and contributors Jon Langford, Sally Timms, and Rico Bell) 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. A rich and illuminating account of a fascinating, criminally under-recognized band, Revenge of the Mekons is a lively, inspiring and entertaining film—with killer music, to boot!
Featuring appearances and commentary by current and former members of The Mekons, as well as Bloodshot co-owners/founders Rob Miller and Nan Warshaw, author Jonathan Franzen, comedian (and former oft- Waco Brothers and Skull Orchard drummer) Fred Armisen, musician Will Oldham, The Hold Steady vocalist Craig Finn, Touch & Go Records' Ed Roche, rock critic Greg Kot, and more.