United available: July 9, 1996 Gatefold Soft Cover
List: 47.95 ISBN: 0-9649621-1-x
10 1/4" X 7 1/2" 200 page collection
of writings, art and critiques.
Including 59 color illustrations (25 full page) and 32 black and
Welcome to the world of Mekons. One of the most influential,
creative and critically acclaimed bands to come out of the late
'70's punk movement. Formed in Leeds, England in 1977, Mekons
have released 13 full-length records, 5 EP's and 9 singles. They
have always attempted to break the boundaries of both music and
art with their actions.
Never confined to the world of "Rock 'n Roll", the
members set out to pursue further artistic mediums including painting,
photography, film, a collaborative novel and collaborations with
other artists, such as the recent Vito Acconci piece Theatre
Project With Rock Band, peformed as part of BAM's Next Wave
Festival last fall. Mekons also completed a work with Kathy Acker
entitled Pussy, King of The Pirates, released on Grove
Press/Quarterstick Records in January, 1996.
Mekons' new work is a book of, for, and about the Mekons.
200 pages including excerpts from Living In Sin (the infamous
Meons novel-in-progress), full-color reproductions of Mekons'
paintings and stills from films, along side writings by Terry
Atkinson, Greil Marcus, Lester Bangs and more. The book will also
contain a 71 minute 23 track CD of Mekons' music - all new material!
The CD will not be available anywhere else ever except
with this book.
Mekons United will be touring museums and galleries around
the country in 1996 and 1997, starting at the Polk Museum of Art
FOR MORE INFORMATION OR ORDERS, CONTACT LESLIE AT:
Voice 312-338-8888 Fax 312-338-3888
Reviews of this book from the Chicago Reader and Mojo.