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Neck – Heres Mud In Yer Eye!

Heres Mud in Yer Eye Review
Release Date: September 1, 2004
Run Time: 45:38
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1. Mcalpine’s Fusileers
2. Loud n’ Proud n’ Bold
3. Spancill Hill
4. To Win Just Once
5. Here’s Mud In Yer Eye
6. The Maid Behind The Bar / The Sally Gardens
7. Suzie Macgroovie
8. I’m A Man You Don’t Meet Every Day
9. A Fistful Of Shamrock
10. Hello Jakey!
11. Topless Mary Poppins
12. The Fields Of Athenry
13. Ol E Hooley

Neck is one of the best and most underappreciated Irish punk bands on the scene today. I listen to their music religiously (religiously in the normal sense of the word, not how I actually practiced religion, bargaining with my mother to do chores if she would let me skip Mass). I recently bought Neck’s CD Here’s Mud in Yer Eye. One of the reviews I saw was not overly complimentary, so naturally I set out to resolve that. Considering my goal, I will admit up front to get it out of the way that I do not like their song Suzie MacGroovie – the one track on the album that steps away from the Irish feel with the exception of the “Mc” in the title, which really only serves to make it as Irish as McDonald’s.

Having said that… even the cover art is cool! This album has all the best elements of Neck – amazing tin whistle, great vocals, and brand spankin’ new covers, like I’m a Man You Don’t Meet Every Day and Spancill Hill. The best part for me was the tribute to the Republic of Ireland football squad: Fields of Athenry and Ol’e Hooley. The title song encompasses all the reasons you should love Neck, if don’t yet, convince yourself with this CD. So go buy it before I start singing my favorites!

Review Overview

Vocals
Content
Sound

Good

Everything about this album is rockin, even the cover art! Neck, being one of the most under appreciated bands in the Irish Punk Scene, knocks it out of the park with this album.

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