The Real McKenzies: 10,000 Shots

“Enjoy what’chas got, not what you have not ’tis a weak heart lamenting with sorrow…”

Damn straight…

Vancouver’s Real McKenzies serve notice on this that they are not to be trifled with! The title itself is worth something.

The McKenzies have a decidedly less “punk” slant to this offering, it’s still there and their Scottish heritage is on full display and they don’t make any apologies for it. They have great energy in their performance and shouldn’t be slighted in the least. The songs written by the band are for the most part the best tracks of this release but they do a good job with the others as well.

The pipe work on the McKenzie’s part is top notch, more adventurous and is added in good measure. There’s nothing groundbreaking here just good fun. They even poke fun at Monty Python FFS.

All that shite said, this offering from The Real McKenzies is a good listen and fans of the genre won’t be disappointed. Good tunes abound here. If you’re looking for something to listen to and have a good time, this is it.

2006

Review by The Black Stuff

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