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Mclusky - To Hell With Good Intentions

Mclusky - To Hell With Good Intentions

To Hell With Good Intentions

Mclusky (usually rendered stylistically as 'mclusky') were a three-piece punk band from Cardiff, Wales, who combined the energy and ethos of punk with varied dynamics and intelligent, black-humoured lyrics. The group consisted of Andy Falkous, aka Falco (vocals, guitar); Jonathan Chapple (bass, vocals) and Matthew Harding (drums), who was replaced by Jack Egglestone in 2003. According to the band, they formed in 1996 when Andy and Matthew met at the Blackwood Miners’ Institute, a venue in their home town from which they were both ejected for dressing as miners. They subsequently met Jon at Reading Festival when they caught him urinating on their tent late at night. Originally called Best, after early Beatles drummer Pete Best, the band signed to London label Seriously Groovy and released their debut record, the 3-track single Huwuno. They changed their name to mclusky in 1999 (adopting a strictly lower-case approach to the band name, album and song titles), and the following year released their first album my pain and sadness is more sad and painful than yours on the Fuzzbox label.They released three albums in the early 2000s, the latter two recorded with producer Steve Albini. They officially disbanded on 7 January 2005. Some of the members (Falkous and Egglestone) later formed Future Of The Left, who have had entries on Dandelion Radio's Festive Fifty charts in 2009, 2012 and 2013.

Links with Peel

Speaking at the time of the broadcast of the group's debut session on 09 May 2002, Peel appeared to be unaware of their debut LP from 2000, "My Pain And Sadness Is More Sad And Painful Than Yours". A subsequent search at Peel Acres revealed that he didn't in fact own a copy. He commented, "that's disappointing too. Where have I gone wrong?". He went on to say that it was "shocking" that they were only invited to record a session for the first time in 2002.

Festive Fifty Entries

Sessions

Two sessions. No known commercial release.

1. Recorded: 2002-03-10. First broadcast: 09 May 2002.

  • Join The Mevolution / White Liberal On White Liberal Action / When They Come Tell Them No / Alan Is A Cowboy Killer

2. Recorded: 2004-05-06. First broadcast: 06 July 2004.

  • You Should Be Ashamed Seamus / Falco Vs The Young Canoeist / She Comes In Pieces / That Man Will Not Hang

Live

  1. The World Loves Us And Is Our Bitch
  2. Collagen Rock
  3. Join The Mevolution
  4. What We've Learned
  5. Alan Is A Cowboy Killer
  6. To Hell With Good Intentions
  7. Chases
  8. Dethink To Survive
  9. whoyouknow

Other Shows Played

(The list below was compiled only from the database of this site and Lorcan's Tracklistings Archive and may be incomplete. Please add further information if known.)

2001
2002
2003
2004
  • 24 March 2004: That Man Will Not Hang (7") Too Pure
  • 31 March 2004: Kkkitchens, What Were You Thinking? (LP - The Difference Between Me And You Is That I'm Not On Fire) Too Pure
  • 01 April 2004: Icarus Smicarus (LP - The Difference Between Me And You Is That I'm Not On Fire) Too Pure
  • 06 April 2004: You Should Be Ashamed, Seamus (LP - The Difference Between Me And You Is That I'm Not On Fire) Too Pure
  • 14 April 2004: Forget About Him, I'm Mint (LP - The Difference Between Me And You Is That I'm Not On Fire) Too Pure
  • 21 April 2004: 1956 And All That (LP - The Difference Between Me And You Is That I'm Not On Fire) Too Pure
  • 06 May 2004: 1956 And All That (LP - The Difference Between Me And You Is That I'm Not On Fire) Too Pure
  • 14 May 2004 (BBC World Service): 1956 And All That (LP - The Difference Between Me And You Is That I'm Not On Fire) Too Pure
  • 17 August 2004: She Will Only Bring You Happiness (single) Too Pure
  • 28 August 2004 (BBC World Service): She Will Only Bring You Happiness (single) Too Pure
  • 29 December 2004 (Rob Da Bank): That Man Will Not Hang Festive 50 #26

(Please add any missing info)

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