The Mekons

The Mekons were an English post-punk band from Leeds that issued two singles on small-press Fast Product in 1978, followed by the album The Quality of Mercy Is Not Strnen on Virgin in 1979. After a pause in output, a reconstituted lineup issued a run of albums on Sin Record Company and Quarterstick during the late 1980s and ’90s.

Members: Jon Langford (lead vocals, guitar, bass, piano, synthesizer), Tom Greenhalgh (vocals, guitar, piano, synthesizer), Kevin Lycett (bass, drums, percussion, synthesizer), Jon Lange (drums), Susie Honeyman (violin), Sally Timms (vocals, 1985-present), Roz Allen (bass), Andy Corrigan (vocals), Mark White (vocals), Marry Jenner (bass), Rico Bell (accordion, vocals), Lu Edmonds (guitar), Stephen Goulding (drums)


  • “Never Been in a Riot” / “32 Weeks” / “Heart and Soul” (1978)
  • “Where Were You?” / “I’ll Have to Dance Then (On My Own)” (1978)
  • The Quality of Mercy Is Not Strnen (1979)
  • The Mekons [a.k.a Devils, Rats and Piggies: A Special Message From Godzilla] (1980)
  • Fear and Whiskey (1985)
  • The Edge of the World (1986)
  • The Mekons Honky Tonkin’ (1987)
  • So Good It Hurts (1988)
  • The Mekons Rock ‘n’ Roll (1989)

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