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The Real McKenzies

This band is alot of fun and has been around in some form for decades. Which just goes to show that the demand for loud punk with bagpipes is as inexhaustible as the demand for stout. And like stout, it’s not for everyone.

10,000 shots is the one I picked up as it’s got a very good take on Farewell to Nova Scotia.

Sounds like: The Pogues, The Dropkick Murphys, only Scottish Canadian.

Lyrics:

When they’re testing the gallows
You’ll hung like a dog
Or they’re marching us out
To a firing squad

Just smile and recall all the good times you’ve had
It’s the best day ’till tomorrow!

Rating: ♣♣♣

Status: Active.

Links: Band Page, Wikipedia

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