Real Mckenzies, The / 10,000 Shots
Album: 10,000 Shots   Collection:General
Artist:Real Mckenzies, The   Added:Sep 2005
Label:Fat Wreck Chords  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2005-10-09 Pull Date: 2005-12-11
Week Ending: Dec 11 Nov 13 Nov 6 Oct 30
Airplays: 1 1 2 2

Recent Airplay
1. Oct 27, 2022: down in the basement
The Skeleton And The Tailor
4. Nov 04, 2005: Biff Bang Pow
Smokin' Bowl
2. Dec 05, 2005: asymptotic freedom
5. Oct 31, 2005: Asymptotic Freedom
Comin' Thro' The Rye
3. Nov 07, 2005: Asymptotic Freedom
Best Day Until Tomorrow, Smokin' Bowl
6. Oct 28, 2005: Biff Bang Pow
The Skeleton And The Tailor

Album Review
Sadie McFarlane
Reviewed 2005-10-02
Real McKenzies, The – 10,000 Shots (Fat Wreck)
Reviewed by Sadie O., 10/2/05
Scots/Canadian booze-ridden punk with trad overtones, pipes, and kilts. Only two songs run longer than 3 minutes and most are a lot shorter. Fun and energetic. Oh yeah, and really boozy.
FCC: they saved em all up for track 7, which is pretty much nothing BUT…
I like 10 best, then 3, 4, 9, 12.
1. 3:05 *fast, driving, anthemic and worth hoisting a pint to.
2. 2:46 fast, but the chorus is a bit “alternative” for true punk. Very Celtic attitude in the lyrics, but no pipes, boo.
3. 1:59 **ah, plenty of pipes action here! Loud and fast version of a Scots trad classic about Bonnie Prince Charlie. Ends abruptly.
4. 2:37 **very classic punk, except for those pipes. Funny lyrics, if you can make em out. Ends abruptly again.
5. 2:16 *almost a southern rock sound to the guitar. Kind of a punk polka, fun lyrics.
6. 2:09 starts with pipes solo, power chords, midtempo punk cover of Scots-Canadian trad tune.
7. 2:02 So FCC, and so fun. Oh well! Great drunk ending, too…
8. 2:20 southern rock guitar sound again. Midtempo romp (no pipes) about being too drunk to remember someone. I can relate…
9. 2:38 **fast and crazy. Pipes really shine, alternately superfast and making really sick noises. (this song is clearly the Tailor tale)
10. 2:03 **great whooping intro, punk sound. This is actually “13” – the record is mislabeled, even in iTunes.
11. 1:38 I think the “rye” they’re coming through is in a bottle. Cheers, tip another glass! Alternates speed between trad and punk.
12. 1:22 **wow, great bass and pipes instrumental – too bad it’s so short!
13. 3:02 midtempo, very much the most trad. Midtempo, no drums. ‘Ere, hoist a pint to those Fenians!

Track Listing
1. Smokin' Bowl   7. Bugger Off
2. Best Day Until Tomorrow   8. 10,000 Shots
3. Will Ye No Come Back Again?   9. 13
4. Pour Decisions   10. The Skeleton And The Tailor
5. I Hate My Band   11. Comin' Thro' The Rye
6. Farewell To Nova Scotia   12. The Ale Is Dear
  13. The Catalpa