Mekons Oooh! (Out of Our Heads)

Celebrating their 25th anniversary, the legendary British punk band (and perhaps a true English bluegrass band as well) the Mekons are still highly relevant in the music world. With additional guest vocal assistance by Edith Frost and Kelly Hogan, the classic Fear & Whiskey line-up (including Rico Bell, John Langford and Sally Timms) returns with a walloping force of traditional rural folk rock and roll hymns with a Celtic tinge set in religiously rowdy pub glory. From personal uplifting lyrics to numbers with bombastic yet believable political content, the Mekons should surely satisfy those who still love their Clash, as well as those who surf to the Sadies. Genuine. (Quarterstick)