Monday, 14 September 2020

THE REAL McKENZIES























"beer and loathing"
Year:  2020
Country:  Canada
City:  Vancouver
Label:  Fat Wreck Chords
Format:  CD, LP
Tracks:  12
Time:  35 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:        Folk Punk












The Real McKenzies need little introduction having founded in 1992 in Vancouver, Canada. They have established themselves as one of the most formidable the Celtic Punk bagpipe bands on the scene. Hard to believe they have been around for almost 30 years. Although they have gone through many line-up changes, Paul McKenzie remains at the helm leading the crew into another decade of Scottish influenced celtic punk and mayhem. The Real McKenzies have kicked off 2020 with the release of their new album Beer and Loathing. Now its fair to say 2020 hasn’t been the best year so far but its not all doom and gloom. Beer and Loathing is guaranteed to take your mind off small matters such the worldwide pandemic, the potential for WW3 etc etc. It’s a crackin album and I must say one of my favourite from the Real McKenzies. The new album has been released on Fat Wreck Records and contains 12 rockin’ tunes. It opens with a bagpipe lead instrumental The Widow’s Watch but quickly ramps up though the gear to a faster tempo with notable song such as Nary Do Gooder, Death of the Winnepeg Scene and The Cremation of Sam Mcgee. The Real McKenzies stick with the Scottish flavour with Cock up Your Beaver. It’s a slower song which is a version of a Robert Burns poem. Probably not what you were thinking when you read the title first (tut, tut)!!! All in this is a great album and good to have the Real McKenzies back three years after the last release. It’s a reminder why the band have lasted almost 30 years on the scene where others have fallen by the wayside. So grab yourself a wee dram, stick on Beer and Loathing and crank it up to 10. It’s time like this we need music like this to get us through all the other crap in the world (*Review by Ann ).
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"two devils"
Year:  2017
Label:  Fat Wreck Chords
Format:  CD, LP
Tracks:  13
Time:  36 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:        Folk Punk








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"rats in the burlap"
Year:  2015
Label:  Fat Wreck Chords
Format:  CD, LP
Tracks:  12
Time:  36 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:        Folk Punk








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"westwinds"
Year:  2012
Label:  Fat Wreck Chords
Format:  CD, LP
Tracks:  13
Time:  40 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:        Folk Punk








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