Why did they choose the name The Real McKenzies

the-real-mckenziesEver wonder where some bands come up with their band names?  Well, we do, and we’re sick of sitting around scratching our heads about it.  We’re hitting the streets (aka. “Internet”) to find the origins behind some of the more bizarre, intriguing or just plain random band names in the scene.  Every Wednesday we’ll be pulling the curtain back on a different band and this week it’s everybody’s favorite Scottish folk/punk band The Real McKenzies.

From a video clip of their upcoming DVD lead singer Paul McKenzie explains that the band wasn’t named after him, but actually from the cheapest single malt scotch available in Scotland, “The Real Mackenzie”.  Legend has it that these dudes are the hardest drinkers in the scene so maybe this isn’t much of a surprise…

Check out last week’s Band Name Origin story: NOFX

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