The MEKONS OOOH! (Quarterstick) Rating: NNN
Having failed miserably at being a country agit-prop act, the Mekons shift to a jaunty Celtic-Cajun fusion on OOOH! (Out Of Our Heads!) while mistakenly clinging to the pretentiously obtuse lyrical allusions that continue to narrow their appeal. Despite idea man Jon Langford's inescapable cynicism, his fellow Mekons still manage to roll with a jovial canter through it all. The Mekons play the Horseshoe Monday (September 16).