Real Mckenzies: Pissed Tae Th’ Gills
DVD Reviews | Mar 4th, 2005
Starring The Real Mckenzies
Studio: Music Video Distributors
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I didn’t know about the Real Mckenzies until they signed with Honest Don Records. I’m glad I found out about them though, because i’ve become a big fan. I never knew they recorded one of their concerts, i’m assuming this was on VHS before and now it’s on DVD.
This video was taped live during their Clash of the Tartans days, and this DVD is also a live Cd as well. You can purchase that if you are too cheap to buy a DVD player. Real Mckenzies are from Vancouver but you’d think they were straight outta Scotland. Their sound is pretty much punk rock with bagpipes. Bagpipes might sound annoying to some but I love the added element of the pipes to punk rock, makes it sound so much more interesting. Maybe i’m just a Celtic music fanactic. I actually wished the band recorded this after their newest CD, even after “” because those are their best CDs in my opinion. Oot & Aboot is by far their best album overall because their music is real tight. They know when to use the bagpipes in the right spots. Plus those songs are downright catchy and just a blast to listen to.
This footage for “Pissed Tae Th’ Gills” is pretty decent, and I’m glad it’s directly from a concert and not bits and pieces from several concerts like bands tend to do these days. Though I can understand why they do it, it’s just annoying to me. Sometimes you miss the in-between songs banter but not here. The set starts off with a long intro, and then they go into “My Bonnie.” They played one of my favorite songs from all their albums, “Tae The Battle” but I was upset to see “Mainland” missing from the set. BUT don’t worry, you get to see “Mainland” as a music video! I think i’ve watched that video 3 times already haha. It’s such a great pirate song. I wish a band would come out in full pirate gear and sing nothing but shanties. But they have to be punk rock about it. Maybe i’ll do that and i’ll sing. I guess pirates just have to sing like they are drunk, I think I can do that. But anyway, Other songs the Real Mckenzies play were “Will Ye Be Proud,” “Bastards,” “Stone of kings” and “Thistle Boy.” The other extras on the disc is quick interviews with the band, and then the singer Paul walking around the streets trying to give people Haggis to eat. Blech! That shit looks nasty. I’d rather look at Rosie O’ Donnell in a g-string for a half hour than eat that crap. Second thought, maybe not. Overall, any Real Mckenzies fan will enjoy this DVD. I just wish they had their newer stuff on here.
– Mainland: A Super Video Video
– Everybody Should Love Haggis!
– The Real McKenzies and Brian Who Else On the Street (Big Thanks To Who Else)
ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Stereo
Standard 1.33:1 Color
Favorite Scenes: “Scots Wha Hae” “Mainland” “Tae the Battle” “Thistle Boy”
Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 0 minutes