|Revenge of the Mekons: charts the unlikely career of the genre-defying collective notorious for being—as rock critic Greil Marcus notes—“the band that took punk ideology most
seriously.” Born out of the nineteen seventy-seven 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 improbable 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, from author Jonathan Franzen to film director Mary Harron to ...