November 17 street date. Sudden Death Records is happy to announce the 20th anniversary re-release of The Real McKenzies’ Clash of the Tartans. Newly remastered, this album launched one of the most entertaining and hard working bands on the planet. Led by legendary front man Paul McKenzie, these kilt-wearin’ madmen cement mix-up punk with Scottish traditional music—in fact, some critics credit them for inventing this now-popular hybrid. This album is the band’s finest effort to date: once the needle hits the groove it’s a non-stop party where scotch and ale are rapidly guzzled. From the rousing opening track “Stone Of Kings” to the wild “Thistle Boy,” they combine power and some of the catchiest hooks this side of Glasgow. The third track is the now classic “Mainland,” and from there the album rages on with stirring anthems like “Will Ye Be Proud” and “To The Battle.” There’s also a ripping version of “Auld Lang Syne.” Robbie Burns, the Bard of Ayrshire, would heartily endorse this slab of vinyl!