The Mekons are a band that I've always wanted to explore more deeply given their prodigious output. I think I only had one of their major label releases-the impressive 1999 album "Rock 'n' Roll." They are a 1977 era punk band that has adapted over time to take on different styles and remain relevant or what rock critic Greil Marcus says: "the band that took punk ideology most seriously." In fact Marcus has championed them in his column "Real Life Top 10"-a compendium of which I am currently reading as well. That coupled with my new iTunes subscription that has allowed me to chase down their catalog and catch up with all that I've missed since I learned a lot about the band and their legacy in the documentary Revenge Of The Mekons (2013) directed by Joe Angio. It is a charming portrait of people who love to create on their own terms and have forged a career out of staying true to their own standards. There are several talking head interviews from label heads to the likes of novelist Jonathan Franzen and critic Marcus interspersed with live performances and interviews with band members.