Mad Mackerel’s Favourite Songs Of 2014: 100 – 81

Today the countdown begins of Mad Mackerel’s favourite 100 songs of 2014. From Monday to Friday check back to see what tickled the earbuds of MM’s contributors, followed by our Albums of the Year at the weekend and then our individual contributors’ choices. So without further ado…. 100 Micah P Hinson – The Same Old Shit . 99 Wooden Wand – Dambuilding . 98 Juan … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Favourite Songs Of 2014: 100 – 81

MM’s Anti-Valentine’s Day Mix

You know the score. MM is a blog that (musically) tends to favour the seedier side of life – murder ballads, heartbreak, despair, stories of the downtrodden, the down-on-their-luck, and the downhearted – you know the kind of things we mean. Ours is a world of lonely beer and whiskey chasers nursed in the back booths of dead-end bars, of crack-whores turning tricks in trailers … Continue reading MM’s Anti-Valentine’s Day Mix

MM’s 2011 Top Ten Series: No 8 Mad Mackerel

So, the penultimate entry before Mrs Mackerel finishes off this year’s set of Top Ten postings tomorrow is my very own. Without further ado… 10.¬†Milk Music – Beyond Living Although it was released early in the year, I only discovered it recently. A full on, no holds barred, nihilistic 70s punk attitude and the very best of the heavyweight riffs of the grunge era is … Continue reading MM’s 2011 Top Ten Series: No 8 Mad Mackerel

MM’s 2011 Top Ten Series: No 4 Dr Roddy

With probably the longest entry of 2011 we give the floor to regular MM contributor and top ten compiler…Dr Roddy. Well it seems to be that time of year again. I always spend 340 days looking forward to doing this and 25 agonising over it. This year especially though, as I think there has been a bumper harvest of great songs. When I looked at … Continue reading MM’s 2011 Top Ten Series: No 4 Dr Roddy

One Thousand Posts – A Celebratory Mix!

We moved MM to WordPress in April 2010, after being one of the many blogs to get screwed by Google Blogspot. We noticed that this is our one thousandth post since that time and so we have marked the occasion (for such that it is for us) with an appropriately themed mix for your enjoyment. So, from the classic sound of Tenpole Tudor’s new wave … Continue reading One Thousand Posts – A Celebratory Mix!