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Coverage: The Mekons, “Folsom Prison Blues”

August 30, 2008

The Mekons were one of the early British punk bands (along with the Damned and the Buzzcocks), but their music evolved into post-punk and then began to incorporate country influences like Hank Williams. This song pulls those disparate styles together in one terrific Johnny Cash cover.

More Mekons: myspace website

MP3: The Mekons – Folsom Prison Blues (Johnny Cash cover)

Image: Mural: Johnny Cash stencil graffiti by Flickr user Franco Folini, reposted here under its Creative Commons license.

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