Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Never Been In A Riot

The Mekons : Never Been in a Riot

“The Mekons are the most revolutionary group in the history of rock ‘n’ roll.” 
— Lester Bangs

In January of 1978, The Mekons released their first single, a response to The Clash's "White Riot" called "Never Been in a Riot". Formed by University of Leeds art students Jon Langford, Kevin Lycett, Mark White, Andy Corrigan and Tom Greenhalgh, none of whom had any apparent musical ability, The Mekons received a rave review from NME for the single, which a critic described as "making the Sex Pistols look like Paper Lace". 

The Mekons are still playing and recording.

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