The Guireans

   Tapeography & Amadan's Guide

Pronounced Goo-thans (1979) 


EMI Cassette Super C60 (Unreleased) (1980)


Jazz Mucus for Funk People EP (1982)


Winter Feis (Live Appearance 1982)


Olacs Volume 79 (1983)


Midges Of Rock (Live Appearance) (1983)


Mehags Agus Fuidheags (1984)


Calan Bow Gets Run Over (1984)


Bogie Goes to Bennadrove (1985)


Ch***y Al*ne Picks The Guireans (Compilation 1985)


Hey Hey We're Gordon Macleod's Guireans (1986)


The Cac Album (1987/88)


Guireans on 45 (1988)


Live At The Cross Inn (5/7/1988)


The Brag Demos + Free Muriel Gray (1989)


J*** S**** is a H***s*x**l (1989)


Late Period Singles and EPs (1990 and beyond)


Alasdair Mackay Is God (Sorry - Bod) (2002)


How Much Mor Cac Could It Be? - The Midges of Rock 2003

   The AGOFR Scene
   Guireans on Film
   Lost Recordings?
   Guireans Sounds
   Health Warning
   Midges of Rock 2003
   Free Guireans CDs!
  The Old News
Olacs Volume 79 (C30) (1983)

Personnel :

Alasdair (Bod) Mackay:  Guitar; Vocals; Drums; Harmonica

Iain (Dead Olac Jr) Livingstone : Bass; Drums; Chanter; Vocals

Roddy (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

Recorded 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.

Guireans 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.

With 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