The Macc Lads
This trio from Macclesfield, Cheshire, England, comprised pseudonymous chancers The Beater (guitar/vocals), Muttley McLad (bass/vocals) and Chorley The Hord (drums). With a musical brief that incorporated elements of three-chord boogie, metallic riffs and punk, they insulted and entertained their audiences with a barrage of foul-mouthed one-liners and rock ‘n’ roll rugby songs. Lyrically, they extolled and exaggerated the virtues of the northern, macho, male-dominated pub scene: drinking real ale, ‘pulling’ women, Chinese takeaways and homophobia. Sample song titles include ‘Now He’s A Poof’, ‘Eh Up Let’s Sup’, ‘Dan’s Big Log’ and ‘No Sheep ‘Til Buxton’. Releasing a series of albums full of schoolboy humour, they inevitably ran out of ideas. Shunned by nearly every record company and live venue in the land, the Macc Lads’ grim philosophy, if such a polysyllabic word is appropriate, endures.