Goodbye Mr MacKenzie release an extended and remastered version of their debut album ‘Good Deeds and Dirty Rags’.
The album is celebrating its 30th anniversary with the band reforming to tour the UK in a series of sold-out shows, including the finale at Glasgow’s Barrowlands.
The band have re-released the original independent version of their biggest hit ‘The Rattler’ digitally, but the actual new take on ‘Good Deeds’ will be available only on the physical formats of CD and vinyl, via Neon Tetra Records.
The band’s lineup for their debut release consisted of Martin Metcalfe on vocals, John Duncan on guitar (previously of The Exploited), Fin Wilson on bass guitar, Shirley Manson and Rona Scobie on keyboards and backing vocals, and Derek Kelly on drums.
The album, recorded in Munich by Queen’s producer Mack, was released on Capitol Records and broke into the UK charts at #16, led to the band working with Talking Heads’ Chris Frantz and Tina Weymouth, and touring America with leading alternative acts of the 1990s (as Angelfish) and eventually dissolving.
Since then, Shirley Manson joined Garbage, Big John Duncan worked as guitar tech with Nirvana, performing on stage with them more than once, and the core of Metcalfe, Wilson and Kelly formed The Filthy Tongues. The reformed touring band will be without Manson, but are rejoined by Scobie, as well as have drafting in Jim Brady, of Rezillos fame, and Marie Claire Lee on additional vocals and keyboards.
Dec. 13 Dunfermline – PJ Molloys
Dec. 14 Cumbernauld – Submarine Club
Dec. 15 Dundee – Beat Generator
Dec. 20 Glasgow, Scotland – Barrowlands SOLD OUT
Dec. 29 Edinburgh – Liquid Rooms
Mar. 21 Dundee, Scotland – Church (as The Filthy Tongues)
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