by Andrew Schenker

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The Mekons | The Mekons Rock N’ Roll

January 30, 2015

Damning rock n’ roll for its racist and imperialist legacy while having the gall to simultaneously rock like hell, “Amnesia” stands at the thematic center of The Mekons most thematically compelling record. The ninth of the fourteen songs on The Mekons Rock N’ Roll (on the UK release, anyway; the band’s US label A&M trimmed two tracks against the group’s wishes), “Amnesia” traces the history of the eponymous genre from the slave ships that “brought rock n’ roll to America” to its…

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