Olacs Volume 79 (C30) (1983)
Alasdair (Bod) Mackay: Guitar; Vocals; Drums; Harmonica
Iain (Dead Olac Jr) Livingstone : Bass; Drums; Chanter; Vocals
(Dr Who Else Counts For Anything In The World Of Pop Except the
Beatles, the Mean Time and Kontrast?) Huggan: Vocals, Drums, Guitar
Kenneth C Livingstein III : Screaming
in early 1983 in the Dead Olacs’ front bedroom (the sitting room having
been declared out of bounds when the Guireans went properly
electric). Dead Olac Jr had got a stereo ghetto blaster for Xmas,
which recorded with reasonable quality.
manager and aspiring movie auteur Coinneach ( aka "Kenneth C
Livingstein III", which he thought made him sound more like a proper
Hollywood director) returned to the band briefly for screaming duties
on the avante-garde jazz classic “B Mucus for Bop People”.
"B Mucus.." later featured in his film “Les Mauvaises Jeunes” (1983) as the music performed by fictional French jazz ponces “Les Arts Farts”. “Les Mauvaises Jeunes”,
was premiered at the Lewis Film Society to a stunned silence from an
audience comprised primarily of beardy white settler teachers, and was
never seen again. “B Mucus for Bop People” may have contributed to its demise, but it was what the director wanted.
The biscuit tin drums returned in the (overdue) Adam and the Ants indictment “Bodach Eat Marag”, while the chanter, by now a fixture, stood in for a number of conventional instruments (from disco synths on “Last Night a DM Saved My Life” to the Fall’s kazoo on “New Face in Dell”). Note: DM = Donny Murdo = Doctor Martin = Boot.
the technology to do proper feedback, another Jimi Hendrix tribute had
to be done, inspired this time by the amount of very dodgy “previously
undiscovered” Hendrix recordings being released at the time.
Guireans Manager Coinneach was a strong advocate of death for the band
at this time as a means of achieving similar cult status and selling
more (ie any) tapes.
In fact, Coinneach continues to prescribe this marketing strategy at every opportunity to this day.
Incredibly, somebody thought “Slow Death” from “EMI Cassette Super C60” was worth another go…
1. Adult Mucus for Oriented Rock People (Hotel Callanish)
2. 2 Pissed Drivers
3. Slow Death
4. Bodach Eat Marag
5. Black Mucus for Sabbath People
6. Motorhead in a Rub a Dub Style
7. Last Night a DM Saved my Life
8. The Boy from Leurbost City
9. B Mucus for Bop People
10. A New Face in Dell
11. More Hendrix Mucus for Feedback People
12. Back Disco