Luggs had two limited edition CDRs and 7" single available on
Topplers. The best tracks are now on the "Luggness" CD along
with his brand new songs.
would we describe his music? Well, it's RAW, unusual, NOISY,
experimental, MENTAL, challenging and FANTASTIC!
it Folk Music? Is it Folk! Junkman's Choir may be at the vanguard
of new, exciting folk music but Mr Luggs takes all styles and mashes
them into a big bowl of musical stovies* served piping hot
with a wee dram of Islay's best! There are elements of Scottish
traditional music but it's served up with punk guitars, wild drumming,
reggae basslines and vocal pyrotechnics that will leave you either
stunned or laughing or disturbed!!!
a Scottish dish similar to 'hot-pot', where anything can go into
LUGGNESS : TRACKS :
01. Dafty Duck From the 2006 7"
single. This is the bluegrass side of Mr Luggs (he is an excellent
banjo player) Listen
Duck - this is the most mainstream track on the record!!!
02. Rattlin, Roarin' Wullie This
is about as close as Mr Luggs gets to traditional Scottish Folk music.
The lyrics for this may, or may not, have been written by Rabbie Burns,
the Scottish National Bard. Listen
03. Pick Your Eyes A
complete change of style! The Bass and Drums are to the fore in this
trippy dance track... and that is the daughter of Mr Luggs on vocals!
04. Miss Maverick Originally on Mr
Luggs' 2nd album "Tea Time Listening." This is a strange
Scots poem... with banjos!
05. Happy in My Hut This
was the stand-out track from "Tea Time Listening," it's a big beefy pop song. Listen
out for the crazy guitar break half way through!
06. Inst ANT An instumental break,
leading up to...
07. Import ANT A sermon on the dangers of buying cheap alcohol!
08. Chickens Mr Luggs exposes his
09. Heeby Deep This is the classic
song from Callugula (where it was called Schmaldaheidh, also released
as Neeby Deep on the 2006 7" single. Now it's remixed and edited
into a smappy punk rocker. Who knows what Mr Luggs is singing about?
10. Nich Der Fugg Traten Spending a few years living and working in Germany has influenced
this song... Whats a Fugg? We don't know!
11. Don't Kick the Fugg We
could hardly contain the power of Mr Luggs drums on this one! The
snare drum is like a rifle shot to the head. Our technical boffins
could't compress the sounds so we have left it distorted... hope your
speakers can handle it!
12. Ukranian Girls Back to Tea Time Listening for this jangling pop song about meeting
some alcohol fueled females!!!
13. Baister Luggs A quick instrumental
knocked out of a half sized acoustic bass.
14. Livin' Oan the Brink Another
song from Tea Time Listening, this is quite a poignant ballad!
15. Depressed Accordian led blues
with interjections by Mr Luggs about the state of his home town!
16. Musique Magique. In 2004 Mr Luggs was commisioned
by a Magic Theatre in France to compose some music to accompany
their show. Given a free hand as to style and content, Mr Luggs went
crazy and with the help of two ex members of Nyah Fearties he produced
17mins of magical mayhem. Five short slices of music creating one
huge pie! It ranges from swampy surf music to disco hillbilly via
percussive thrash to classical string quartets! You will love it,
and you can hear the sounds of women being sawn in half and rabbits
being pulled from hats!!! Hilarious!!!
MUSIC AND ROUGHER PACKAGING!!!
The Luggness CD comes in a special spray painted digipack wallet with deluxe
colour photo inserts... a beautiful
Click the pic to hear "Rattlin', Roarin' Wullie"
SITES OF INTEREST:
for Mr Luggs
Luggs "Tea Time Listening" CD From Topplers, the torch-bearers
of the modern UK DIY scene, comes Mr. Luggs, also of the Junkman's Choir.
Pulling together Scottish ranting, bagpipes, and weird jams, while throwing
out what one might consider a song, this Scotsman comes up with something
that is certainly punk, in his determination to stand at the margins and
wave his cock at the crowd. Maybe this is the demented stepbrother of
the Country Teasers, a thing that owes more to Celtic jigs than the Fall.
It is certainly not the ol' 1-2-3-4 with distorted guitar and backbeat.
In fact, as a whole I really can't figure out what this is other than
one guy's take on what his idea of music is. In that way, this totally
fits into the spirit, if not sound of Mr. Luggs' DIY forefathers. Great
while sober and I'd imagine even better drunk.(SSR)
Luggs - Neeby Deep Ma Gubboch 7" + CDR (Topplers)
Mr Luggs is my fave Topplers artist. Not only is there no one like him
on the label, I haven't heard anyone play music like he does. The closest
I can describe him is a Celtic Butthole Surfers but that really isn't
close. Let's just agree that Mr Luggs plays a mean fiddle and he is quite
a man of his own. For those of you who dig the stranger stuff that I pimp,
go for it. (Scot Sorianno, S-S Records)
Luggs - Neeby Deep Ma Gubboch 7" (Topplers) My black heart
warms whenever the postman brings me a package with Topplers as the return
address. And this time a few inches of tar melted upon removing this 3
song lathe cut 7" from the package. Mr Luggs has released two great CDs
on Topplers and other stuff with the Nyah Fearties and the Junkmen's Choir.
These three songs are in the same vein as those on Luggs' CDs, a combination
of bluegrass, found sounds, experimental DIY punk, and Scot weirdness.
Call this a bog stomper's take on Eugene Chadbourne's C&W LSD and I wouldn't
argue. It has the same kind of playfulness, outsider approach and reverence
for music. Good stuff. Only a couple hundred made, if that. -SS Z-Gun
Luggs Live in Stewarton - August 30, 2007. Mr Lugg's Scottish
brogue is so thick and his ranting fueled on that this live set comes
off as - at least at its head - a demented attack. Apparently, this pub
was expecting a pleasant evening of sing-a-long and got instead a spirited
snarl. At first, Mr Lugg's set is quite exciting, a liquored up gorge
of Scot spittle & wicked pickery. But as the evening wears on, the
audience's bitterness has turned to boredom and you can hear their chit
chat above Lugg's strum strum. Perhaps not by coincidence that the audience
gets bored about the same time Luggs softens his attackÉand where I also
start to get bored. Fans of Mr Luggs and the Nyah Fearties should track
this down, as this will probably be as close as they get to seeing Luggs
live. Those unfamiliar, you get the hesitant advice to find and listen
to the first five or six songs and walk away rattled. ÐSS Z-Gun Oct 2007
A BIG SCARY MR LUGGS POSTER (2.2MB)