There have been bands and artists who combined folk and punk in an excellent way. The Pogues for example or Billy Bragg. The Real McKenzies donít belong into this category.
They simply play lame, boring punk rock with more rock than punk and the folkest thing about them is the back pipes. Wow! However they are not alone in their crime against humanity. There is other shitty bands like Dropkick Murphys or Flogging Molly who play the same shitty kind of music. Obviously there is an audience for crap like this. So if you belong to this kind of audience go check out this record. But please stop reading our fanzine!
The cover art is bullshit. Or is it meant to be queer that a girl is wearing a short, short kilt? This is unauthentic horseshit combining the worst of punk (sexism, alcoholism, lack of critical thinking) with the worst of folk (jerking off on national identity, alcoholism, traditionalism). Both punk and folk can be awesome styles of music. This is rather Right Said Fred disguised as parish fair punks.