Hammer And Tongs - Goodbye Mr Mackenzie

Hammer And Tongs
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Formed in Bathgate in 1984 band were led by Martin Metcalfe [vocalist/guitarist] alongside Rhona Scobie [keyboards] Chuck Parker [Bass] Derek Kelly [Drummer] and two backing vocalists Hilary Mclean, and one Shirley Manson. Their second single ’The Rattler’[1986] recorded for the Precious label saw the band receive some attention from the music press and it reached an impressive No 8 in the Indie Chart In 1988 they also added to their line up Big John Duncan [formerly of hardcore punks The Exploited] on guitar, and Fin Wilson on bass. Three singles ‘’Goodbye Mr Mackenzie’’ ‘’Open your Arms ‘’ and the re-recorded ‘’ Rattler’ preceded there debut album ‘’Good deeds and Dirty Rags’’ [The Rattler going top 40] The band had excellent support from the likes of Janice Long at Radio 1 who they recorded a session for and also had appearances on both the Tube and the Chart Show which resulted in the album going top 30 The recording of their second album [Hammer and Tongs] took place in Berlin at the end of 1989 and when it was released in 1991 it made the Top 75 album chart As well as all the original tracks this new release contains several bonus tracks from the ’Now we are Married’ single including the cover of ’Candy Says’ and a extended version of ’Now we are Married.’ Shirley Manson has of course gone on to huge success with Garbage and this album is much sought after by many collectors
Our Price: £9.95
Code: CDMRED293
Weight: 200
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Blacker Than Black / Bold John Barley / Diamonds / The Burning / Now we are Married / Sick Baby / Down to the Minimum / She’s Strong / Love Child / Tongue Tied / Friday’s Child / Candlestick Park / Candy Says / Now we are Married [ext mix]
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