Mekons formed in Leeds, England 34 years ago in 1977. Ancient and Modern is their 26th album. This current classic line-up has remained intact since the mid 1980's. Throughout their history they have worked collaboratively and collectively with everything credited to the band, never to individuals. Their mind boggling output consistently blurs the lines between high art and low and has included exhibitions in the UK and US, a deranged musical recorded and staged with Kather Acker, an art performance with Vito Acconci and several books including the unique art catalog/unfinished novel "Mekons United".
"The Mekons have brought poetry, sexiness and panache to the theme of getting by and making do, an adult theme if ever there was one." - Luc Sante
"The Mekons are the most revolutionary group in the history of rock 'n' roll." - Lester Bangs.