Singer and guitarist Jon Langford

Singer and guitarist Jon Langford is a co-founder the British punk group The Mekons, one of the few bands of the era that is still performing. Their latest CD is Oooh. Langford plays in the country-inspired band the Waco brothers and is also a visual artist. Under the pen name Chuck Death, Langford draws the comic Great Pop Things, which is published in the L.A. Weekly, and collected in the book, Great Pop Things: The Real History of Rock and Roll from Elvis to Oasis. This interview first aired December 17, 1998.

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