Two Devils Will Talk (Fat Wreck Chords)
Perhaps the Real McKenzies are the only Celtic Punk band in the way that Only The Meteors Are Pure Psychobilly. No rivals hew as assiduously to the core, and none produce as consistently stalwart a musical body.
Accordian darts in and out of guitar onslaughts; traditional airs are hefted high; indomitable pounding lashes all to frantic animation; and hoarse, impassioned exclamations thunder at center. The old and the new bond as a vibrantly unique creature, seizing without polish or politeness.
Leader Paul McKenzie told one interviewer that fellow Scots the (sadly, defunct) original Sensational Alex Harvey Band is the group for which he'd most wish to open. 'Twould be a bill for the ages.
Recommended "Seafarers," "Due West," "Weyburn," "Northwest Passage," "Float," "Fuck the Real McKenzies"