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May 21, 2003

portrait of the artist as a working man

Posted by Phil on May 21, 2003 11:05 PM

It's never too late to discover Jon Langford: artist, worker, Chicago Welshman, Waco Brother, Mekon. Read this, then go and buy "The Mekons Rock'n'Roll" (1987) while it's still in re-release. Then go buy the last Mekons and Waco Brothers albums, or just whichever ones you find next. Collect them all--even the bad ones are worth having if you care at all about rock and roll, politics, laughter, or drinking.

Sitting here listening to our president's 7th-grade elocution on NPR, I could use a dose of three of those myself.