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Caledonia Uber Alles
The first album from Scotland's answer to Half Man Half Biscuit featuring a bumper crop of warped cover versions of familiar tunes. Totally topical (at time of publication) and free. Not for the easily offended or sensitive of ear.
1. Do The Queensferry Walk
Free download here: Caledonia Uber Alles
posted by Fat Boab @ 10.10 AM Monday, Aug 7, 2017
All I Want For Christmas Is A Torphichen Inn Away Kit
Scotland's answer to Half Man Half Biscuit release their first E.P. featuring Caledonian reworkings of classic HMHB tunes.
1. All I Want For Christmas Is A Torphichen Inn Away Kit
Free download here: All I Want For Christmas Is A Torphichen Inn Away Kit
posted by Fat Boab @ 09.30 AM Friday, Jul 21, 2017
The Sun Says
On June 8th 2017 The Sun's front page urged its readers to vote Tory and listed what they saw as Jeremy Corbyn's characteristics. I have turned this ridiculous list into songs, each lasting about one minute.
1. Terrorists' Friend
Free download here: The Sun Says
posted by Fat Boab @ 10.35 AM Monday, Jun 12, 2017
It's Turned Out Shite Again
An homage to George Formby - updating some of his greatest hits with a couple of originals and a Bob Dylan cover.
1. Do You Agree With The Lady On The Gangway?
Free download here: It's Turned Out Shite Again
posted by Fat Boab @ 09.35 AM Monday, Apr 10, 2017
EP featuring songs about social media.
1. Do You Know What You're Scrolling For?
Free download here: Soshul Meeja
posted by Fat Boab @ 09.45 AM Monday, Mar 27, 2017
As the BBC incorrectly announced the death of Mark E Smith on his 60th birthday, a collection of rare Fall backing tracks with vocals and lyrics by The Foul emerged. This is them.
1. Porn Stash
Free download here: Dirty Washing
posted by Fat Boab @ 09.10 AM Monday, Mar 06, 2017
Compilation of 20 stramash-up hits from the recent past as featured in The Daily Reckless - the paper that sings the news.
1. I've Never Seen A Straight Banana
Free download here: Straight Bananas
posted by Fat Boab @ 09.00 AM Tuesday, Feb 28, 2017
Return Of The Living Dead
Three old horrors have threatened to return to the political arena. This will not end well. A frightful collection.
1. Future Dog End
Free download here: Return Of The Living Dead
posted by Fat Boab @ 09.00 AM Tuesday, Nov 29, 2016
The Gosple According to Matt Berry, Mark E Smith, Luke Haines and John Lydon.
1. Black Paternoster
Free download here: Black Paternoster
posted by Fat Boab @ 14.25 AM Tuesday, Nov 15, 2016
A collection of scurrilous satirical songs parodying old tunes and mostly stealing their original backing tracks. Satiraoke if you will.
1. Corbyn Calling
Free download here: Stramash Ups
posted by Fat Boab @ 09.35 AM Monday, Oct 17, 2016
Tales From The Locker Room
Following Donald Trump's pathetic excuse for locker room banter, supergroup The Jung Ones share their witheringly acerbic psychoanalysis on an unsuspecting world. Careful with those towels boys!
1. Trump Is A Cunt
Free download here: Tales From The Locker Room
posted by Fat Boab @ 11.15 AM Wednesday, Oct 12, 2016
A spectacularly glamorous affair in collaboration with top cartoonist and deviant master of mayhem, Greg Moodie. "Daftness with a razor sharp topical edge. Essential fun for indyref survivors and closet glamrockers" - Lesley Riddoch
1. John McTernan Says (You're Unelectable)
Free download here: Bam Glam
posted by Fat Boab @ 08.44 AM Tuesday, Jul 26, 2016
Island of Dr Moreau - The Musical
At last - a musical based on the H.G. Wells horror story about a doctor experimenting with human/animal hybrids on a remote island.
1. Intro (At The Residents Drive-In)
Free download here: Isand of Dr Moreau - The Musical
posted by Fat Boab @ 12.40 PM Friday, Apr 15, 2016
Here's a wee E.P. commemorating the time that David Cameron, Prime Minister of the UK, was called out for having sex with a dead pig. That's sex. With a dead pig.
1. Fuck A Dead Pig
Free download here: Unporked
posted by Fat Boab @ 09.00 AM Monday, Sep 28, 2015
Now That's What I Call SNP 56
Now that the SNP have blown away Labour in Scotland, here's a compilation of tunes thrown up by the 2015 election campaign which saw 56 SNP MPs brought to Westmonster.
1. The Magnificent 56
Free download here: Now That's What I Call SNP 56
posted by Fat Boab @ 15.20 PM Friday, May 15, 2015
Poetry and Politics
A mini-LP featuring some great singalong tunes. And some great poetry.
1. Poetry and Politics
Free download here: Poetry and Politics
posted by Fat Boab @ 13.00 PM Thursday, February 26, 2015
Ziggy Sturgeon & The Spiders from Katie Melua's Ears
The Sensational Alex Samond Band is dead. Long live Ziggy Sturgeon. Collection of storming pop tunes and anthems.
1. Ziggy Sturgeon
Free download here: Ziggy Sturgeon
posted by Fat Boab @ 13.15 PM Monday, November 24, 2014
The Pithy Tweets Of Moran
An EP based on the tweets of Caitlin Moran. A writer.
1. Tony Parsons Cock
Free download here: The Pithy Tweets Of Moran
posted by Fat Boab @ 08.55 AM Friday, April 25, 2014
Yes O Yes
1. Yes O Yes - The Foul
Free download here: Yes O Yes
posted by Fat Boab @ 08.25 AM Monday, January 27, 2014
1. Pissed At Midnight
Free download here: The Eejit
posted by Fat Boab @ 11.20 AM Monday, September 9, 2013
Rhythm & Bombast
The second album from Throbbing Thistle featuring another batch of bad comedians, bad TV, a condensed Punk Rock documentary and the 5 part Hugh McDiarmid narrated ' A Drunk Man Looks At Throbbing Thistle.'
Free download here: Rhythm & Bombast
posted by Fat Boab @ 08.30 AM Friday, June 21, 2013
This Is Rubbish
1. Tory Boys
Free download here: This Is Rubbish
posted by Fat Boab @ 13.15 PM Friday, April 19, 2013
1. Theme From Fud
Free download here: Fud
posted by Fat Boab @ 10.45 AM Monday, March 18, 2013
1. Alex Zane's Mangina
Free download here: Apostrophe Bag
posted by Fat Boab @ 13.45 PM Thursday, January 31, 2013
It's A Wonderful Fife
A trip round the kingdom of Fife in the company of Tommy Mackay, The Sensational Alex Salmond Gastric Band, The Plagiarist and the Tam Tam Club. The perfect Christmas gift from the Fife Comedian Of The Year 2011.
1. First We Take Lumphinnans
Free download here: It's A Wonderful Fife
posted by Fat Boab @ 12.30 PM Thursday, December 13, 2012
Download here: Wraith Rovers
posted by Fat Boab @ 13.00 PM Wednesday, October 31, 2012
The soundtrack to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe one man comedy musical by Tommy Mackay AKA The Sensational Alex Salmond Gastric Band. A Dickensian yarn for the Rab C. Nesbitt generation. The Alcohol Minimum Pricing Bill has been passed but how will the show's chief protagonist cope now the price of a ‘swally’ has shot up? Featuring an eclectic cast, including Gerard Depardieu, Antony Worrall Thompson, Ulrika Jonsson, Jar Jar Binks and Anthea Turner among others.
1. Booze Glorious Booze
Download here: Oliver Pissed
posted by Fat Boab @ 13.10 PM Friday, July 20, 2012
Caledonian Mercury Music
The Sensational Alex Salmond Gastric Band have had a thrilling year and this compilation brings together all the news events which they have covered in song throughout 2011. From Gaddafi, financial crises, through 'Hurricane Bawbag' (over 300,000 hits on YouTube) to 'Occupy The World' and everything in between, it's been a hectic twelve months.
Download here: Caledonian Mercury Music
posted by Fat Boab @ 13.25 PM Wednesday, December 21, 2011
An EP gathering together a collection of songs based on the whole phone tapping, muck raking, scum sucking, bin rummaging, barrel scraping fiasco that led to the downfall of a tiny part of the Murdoch empire.
1. The End Of News Of The World
Free download here: Hackgate
posted by Fat Boab @ 13.50 PM Thursday, December 1, 2011
This intriguing collection of found sounds and sound clips includes Stewart Lee in conversation with the legendary Ted Chippington, Mark E Smith berating Harry Hill, Dame Edith Evans, Rupert Murdoch and the Captains Beefheart, Sensible & Tenille. Experimental, with the emphasis on the mental. And remember, game ain't based on sympathy.
1. Ted Stew
Free download here: Throbbing Thistle
posted by Fat Boab @ 13.20 PM Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Songs In The Key Of Fife
The Tam Tam Club were formed in Glenrothes, Fife after a piece of the Scottish new town's public art - a stone dinosaur known locally as Rexie, was moved from its original location in a housing scheme to an inhospitable spot on a busy roundabout. This unpopular move caused an uproar in the local press and The Tam Tams have been tireless campaigners for town art ever since. This album documents their obsession/dedication to their cause and the people of Glenrothes.
1. You Rexie Thing
Free download here: Songs In The Key Of Fife
posted by Fat Boab @ 13.20 PM Tuesday, June 7, 2011
1. New Scotland (SNP version)
Free download here: New Scotland
posted by Fat Boab @ 09.35 AM Friday, May 20, 2011
Imagine There's No Album
A collaboration between Armando Iannucci and The Sensational Alex Salmond Band. Featuring extracts from the Radio 4 show, 'Facts & Fancies', 'The Thick Of It' and 'In The Loop.'
Available for free download here
1. Greetings, One And All
posted by Fat Boab @ 09.10 AM Tuesday, November 23, 2010
The debut single from Armando Iannucci and Tommy Mackay.
Available for free download here
posted by Fat Boab @ 10.40 AM Tuesday, July 20, 2010
The seventh Plagiarist CD and the best so far. A real reform to turn. Features special guests Brian Blessed, Bjork, Tavares, Martin Stephenson and The Daintees, John Lydon, Malcolm Mclaren, Lorne Green, Joe Strummer, Siouxsie & The Banshees, The Fall and many many more.
1. Stand and Deliver
Free download here: New Politiks
posted by Fat Boab @ 10.50 AM Friday, May 21, 2010
A collection of songs about people with the initials A.S.
1. Arnie Schwarzenegger
Free download here: A.S.
posted by Fat Boab @ 13.05 PM Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Especially for Burns Night. A Caledonian re-interpretation of the Classic Clash album.
1. Scotland Calling
Free download here: Scotland Calling
posted by Fat Boab @ 12.20 PM Monday, January 25, 2010
Delusions Of Banter
Another bizarre collection of mixed up mash ups and comedic covers from The Plagiarist.
1. The Man Whose Job Exploded
Free download here: Delusions Of Banter
posted by Fat Boab @ 10.05 AM Tuesday, December 15, 2009
The Sensational Alex Salmond Band
The eagerly awaited debut album from Scotland's finest comedy tribute band.
1. The Sensational Alex Salmond Gastric Band.
Get it at the Daily Reckless Shop here: The Sensational Alex Salmond Band
posted by Fat Boab @ 09.10 AM Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Now Then, Now Then, Now Then
The final instalment of songs from the SW1 radio show, '2 Hours of Fun' by Topical Tommy Mackay. Juicy pop classics and original twists on the tales of the time from Swine Flu, through the credit crunch to death!
1. And Then...
Get it at the Daily Reckless Shop here: Now Then, Now Then, Now Then
posted by Fat Boab @ 13.00 PM Friday, July 17, 2009
Phineas Freak And The Smooth Perturbations
Double album of eclectic tunery featuring a host of special guests including Bob Dylan, Leo Sayer and John Cage. Contains traces of stylophone.
1. Ova Chewer
Get it at the Daily Reckless Shop here: Phineas Freak And The Smooth Perturbations
posted by Fat Boab @ 13.05 PM Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Now That's What I Call Topical
Another collection of topical songs by Tommy Mackay as featured on the SW1 radio show '2 Hours of Fun.'
1. It's Mustard, Richard. Mustard!
Get it at the Daily Reckless Shop here: Now That's What I Call Topical
posted by Fat Boab @ 14.30 PM Tuesday, Mar 03, 2009
A collection of typically topical songs by Tommy Mackay as featured on the SW1 radio show '2 Hours of Fun.'
1. Mandy vs Crash Gordon
Get it at the Daily Reckless Shop here: SW1
posted by Fat Boab @ 08.50 AM Thursday, Dec 04, 2008
The 80s intros
I suffered the 80s. Now it's your turn. Here's every single intro in chronological order from the UK Number Ones of the 1980s condensed into seven and a half minutes.
posted by Fat Boab @ 12.45 PM |Thursday, Nov 06, 2008
The Plagiarist returns with another mind blowing mix of music, speech and song. Includes such diverse talents as Bill Grundy, Dennis Hopper, Tom Weir, Hardeep Singh Kohli, Sex Pistols , Tremeloes, Love Unlimited Orchestra and much much more.
1. Number One
Get it here: Mind Programming
posted by Fat Boab @ 10.55 AM |Monday, Sep 29, 2008
Tartan Special - The CD
A selection of music from the smash hit Edinburgh Fringe Festival show, Tartan Special. Featuring a plethora of Caledonian comedic observations and pithy wit. Oh, and some funny songs.
1. A Finger Of Shortie
Get it at the Daily Reckless Shop here: Tartan Special
posted by Fat Boab @ 11.10 AM |Monday, July 28, 2008
The New Sound
Another random selection of music, speeches and remixes from The Plagiarist. Includes evidence of subliminal satanism, the global lizard conspiracy and Scotland's entry for the Eurovision Song Contest. The most fun you can have with your cloth ears on.
1. The New Sound
Get it at the Daily Reckless Shop here: The New Sound
posted by Fat Boab @ 11.20 AM Thursday, May 01, 2008
We Mean Something
There is much strange stuff occuring on our little planet. And Tommy Mackay is determined to record it all for posteriority. From people pretending to die in canoes, newsreaders with uncontrollable flatulence and bike shaggers, to New Year bathers, E-bay obsessives and dog excrement cooks. All human life is here and it all means something. Doesn't it?
Do The Loony Dook
Get it here: We Mean Something
posted by Fat Boab @ 10.40 AM Tuesday, February 12, 2008
Do The Loony Dook
There's an old tradition in South Queensferry dating back to the 1980s called the Loony Dook, in which hundreds of people jump into the Firth Of Forth on New Year's Day. This year, I took part in this clearly ridiculous pastime and after drying off, decided it needed a song named after it. It's a Cheap Trick, but someone has to do it. 'Do The Necessary' also mentions South Queensferry, which is why it's tacked on.
posted by Fat Boab @ 14.10 PM Thursday, January 10, 2008
The September Mixes - Run Rudy Run
Some say ex New York mayor and presidential candidate, Rudy Giuliani mentions September 11 a little too often in his speechifying. He does go on a bit. Hear for yourself in these choice mixes of the man, featuring Suzi Quatro, Ray Parker Jnr, M, Nat King Cole, The Clash, The Specials, Status Quo, Kenny Rogers, Girls Aloud, Lee Roserve, Robotboy, Green Day, Walter Huston and Christopher Titus.
Get it here: Run Rudy Run
posted by Fat Boab @ 13.45 PM Wednesday, November 28, 2007
If Scottish topical tosh and sardonic pastiche are your particular bags, then look no further than this fine comedic collection of songs by the master of DIY, Lo-Fi, Bring and Buy - Tommy Mackay. Oh my. I'll stop now.
1. Club Together
Get it here: Reckless Rants
posted by Fat Boab @ 13.45 PM Friday, November 2, 2007
A Drunk Man Looks at the Thistle Part 2
Second part of Hugh MacDiarmid's classic of Scottish Literature, read by the man himself against a background of varied pieces of music including LCD Soundsystem, Roxy Music, Massive Attack and many many more.
Email the editor of the Daily Reckless if you want a copy
posted by Fat Boab @ 11.05 AM Friday, October 12, 2007
A Drunk Man Looks at the Thistle
A unique blending of one of Scotland's greatest ever poets and modern music. Hugh MacDiarmid reads from his seminal work accompanied by some of the greats from the world of music, including Lou Reed, Tchaikovsky, P.I.L., Fire Engines and many many more.
Email the editor of the Daily Reckless if you want a copy
posted by Fat Boab @ 11.25 AM Friday, October 5, 2007
Here he comes again. Another outing for Scotland's premier song mash and mangler, The Plagiarist. A unique blend of skewed tunes and sampled snatches with special guest appearances from the whole spectrum of the entertainment industry, including crabs, seagulls, Jenny Agutter and even Michael Jackson. A kick in the eye for pop purists and muso snobs everywhere.
1. Crab Meat Nut
Get it here: Runny Eggritte
posted by Fat Boab @ 08.40 AM Friday, September 14, 2007