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The Scottish Labour Party has a brand new queen, so, naturally, this momentous occassion has to be marked by a new single from Tommy Mackay, backed with a paean to her Westminster boss.
Nobody fuses pop and rockabilly with humour quite like Tommy Mackay. Here's further proof of the man's philosophical yet functional music - an album you need more than you think.
Get it here: Idiopathic Hypergraphia
The latest single from Tommy Mackay couples a deep meaningful dittie with an ode to the newest leader of Scotistan. Warning: may contain traces of puns.
The third and final Foul outing. A coming together of all those irresistible mashed up mixes, together with some rare live recordings and some never before heard tracks. A must for all Foul completists.
1. The Fall of
Get it here: Foul
It's The Bomb!
The Plagiarist is back with a whole new serving of mashed hot potatoes. An extravaganza of pop cultural references crossing all genres of music and all manner of bletherers. From Boris Karloff to Alan Sugar, X-Ray Spex to Amy Winehouse, the Plagiarist has them all.
1. Germ Free Introduction
Get it here: It's
Exhilarating collection of honest to goodness cracking pop tunes from Tommy Mackay. Simply brimming over with catchy and infectious songsmithery. If you're not singing along to these in your head after one listen, then you're clinically dead.
1. Modern Life Is
Get it here: Dislocation
Elected /The First Minister's Dressing Gown
The new single from Tommy Mackay is an updated Scottish version of the old Alice Cooper classic, backed with an original song about an incident last year involving a young chap causing chaos in the First Minister's residence and posting the results on You Tube.
A combination of original paeans to MSPs (Members of the Scottish Parliament) and First Ministers Questions mixed with the best of Scottish Pop/Rock. Music by Tommy Mackay, lyrics by Robert McNeil, hot air by Holyrood. Tunes sampled are The Rezillos - Can't Stand My Baby; Altered Images - I Could Be Happy; The Proclaimers - Sunshine On Leith; Franz Ferdinand - Take Me Out (live); The Fratellis - Chelsea Dagger and Bay City Rollers - Shang A Lang
1. Can't Stand The
Get it here: MiShaPs Revisited
The only Christmas album you'll ever need. The Artist Formerly Known As Tinsel presents a stunning array of original tunes and festive covers guaranteed to kick the season to be jolly into touch. Great fun for dysfunctional families everywhere (Warning: contains fruity language and scenes of a sleighbell nature).
1. Intro - Purple
Get it here: Purple Reindeer
Wafting The Covers
The stench of stonking songs as you've never heard them before. Tommy Mackay presents a unique collection of timeless classics spanning the decades, covered in a style that can only be described as his own. From the rockabilly version of David Bowie's Time to The La's There She Goes soaked in heroin, this is the collection you have always yearned for.
Get it here: Wafting The Covers
Infamous songmasher, The Plagiarist, returns with a blistering set of mixes and shenanigans. Includes samples and snatches from the likes of Homer Simpson, The Cure, Courtney Love, Franz Ferdinand, Girls Aloud, The Fall, REM, The Doors, Groucho Marx and many many more. And, of course, lots of swearing.
1. Hello There
Get it here: Bannockburning
In recognition of the cod like genius of Robyn Hitchcock, Tommy Mackay presents this heartfelt tribute to the man and his music. Spanning the decades from the Soft Boys, through The Egyptians and his solo work, this collection represents what some may say is his best work. Others would disagree. But then, they would, wouldn't they?
1. The Man With
The Light Bulb Head
Get it at the Daily Reckless shop here: Vibrating
Buckfast In Bed
Whyte & Mackay, legends in their own extended liquid lunchtime, present a collection of their greatest alcohol soaked hits. A mixture of live and studio tracks, it's available at gigs for two pints, but you can get it free right here. Includes bonus track, 'Do Not Drink the Tennents at The Waverley.' Hic.
Get it at the Daily Reckless shop here: Whyte & Mackay - Buckfast In Bed
I'm An Edinburgh Man, Myself
The follow up to the debut Foul CD is here. Presented free with the Daily Reckless, it contains more Fall tributey goodness than you can shake a hex at.
1. The Sound of
Music Falling Apart
Get it at the Daily Reckless shop here: The Foul - I'm An Edinburgh Man, Myself
This month's free CD with The Daily Reckless is Radio Reckless - a collection of songs celebrating/denegrating today's top pop culture icons. If you love Pink Floyd or Neil Young, you'll hate this. Huzzah!
1. Radio Reckless
Get it at the Daily Reckless shop here: Tommy Mackay - Radio Reckless
Way back in 1992, They Might Be Giants released 'Apollo 18'. On that album was a unique track called 'Fingertips' which contained 21 tiny snippets or suggestions of songs. Now, They Might Be Gannets have fleshed out those snippets into fully fledged lovingly crafted instant pop classics, presented here for your delectation.
1. Everything Is
Catching On Fire
Get it at the Daily Reckless shop here: They Might Be Gannets - Fingertips
Straight To CD
The Plagiarist promises something old, new, borrowed and blootered on this month's free CD from the Daily Reckless. Hear James Brown singing with the Manic Street Preachers, Queens of the Stone Age mixed with the Muppets, Barry White swearing and much much much more...
1. Potting An Arab
Get it at the Daily Reckless shop here: The Plagiarist presents...Straight To CD
Killer Civil Servant
The Foul - South Queensferry's only one man tribute band to The Fall, have released a free CD containing covers and mashes of various Fall songs. How do they do it? Why do they do it? Who knows? Just don't take it too seriously.
Get it at the Daily Reckless shop here: Killer Civil Servant - The Foul