The Real McKenzies were the first group to wed traditional Celtic folk music with the ferocious roar of punk rock, and this is their booze-fueled story.
Formed in Vancouver, Canada in 1992, the scrappy Canadians broke all the rules, placing bagpipes and tin whistles alongside supercharged guitars and a pounding rhythm section to form an explosive and widely imitated genre of punk rock. The Real McKenzies began with songs of a satirical nature but slowly evolved as master storytellers, writing music that is both timeless and fresh. This is the tale of the legendary punk group that blazed a trail around the globe, the stormy and often bloody saga of a band that fought and won.
Under the Kilt: the Real McKenzies Exposed gives readers an inside view of the innovative and tenacious group. Exhaustively researched and comprised of numerous interviews with not just the bandmembers themselves but managers, friends, booking agents, and associates as well, this book is the definitive word on the Real McKenzies, not suitable for the faint of heart.