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Goodbye Mr. Mackenzie


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Goodbye Mr. Mackenzie was a late 1980s and early 1990s band which hailed from Bathgate, near Edinburgh, Scotland. It featured Martin Metcalfe as lead vocalist, John Duncan on guitar, Rona Scobie on keyboards, Fin Wilson on bass guitar, Derek Kelly on the drums and most notably, Shirley Manson (later of Garbage) as a keyboard player and background vocalist.


* Good Deeds and Dirty Rags (Capitol)
* Fish Heads and Tails (Capitol) - Compilation

* Hammer and Tongs (Radioactive)
* Live (On The Day Of Storms) (Blokshok)
* Five (Blokshok)
* Jezebel (Blokshok)
* Good Deeds & Dirty Rags (Razor & Tie)
* The Glory Hole (Blokshok)


* The Rattler
* Face To Face
* Open Your Arms
* Goodbye Mr Mackenzie
* The Rattler
* Goodwill City
* Love Child
* Blacker Than Black
* Now We Are Married
* Hard (EP)
* Goodwil City (Live)
* The Way I Walk (EP)


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  • jazzthieve

    Good band, album "Good Deeds and Dirty Rags" recommended. Quality 80s pop rock. Yeah this got Shirley Manson as a band member but this music isn't at all like Garbage. Think more like Simple Minds, Waterboys,...

    30 Mar 2014 Reply
  • flickothewrist

    The remarkable Martin Metcalfe and friends, your country salutes you, my favourite band from Caledonia, immense and astonishing live, remember one gig in my home town, a very exclusive venue and I turned to one of my mates as we were being blown away and said, " the wee girl at the back on keyboards is a real star, yes Shirley you are a mega star, fantastic

    18 Apr 2012 Reply
  • liquidvizions

    they are not even near the brilliance of angelfish or garbage but still a ok place to get their feet off the ground.

    21 Jan 2012 Reply
  • Fayelord1

    Can someone send me any mp3's of their music? love Angelfish and Garbage. My email is

    10 Nov 2010 Reply
  • andrewnixon1963

    saw this band countless times.great live act and some classic tunes .miss those nights out.fond memories.

    17 Sep 2010 Reply
  • YControl755

    Does anyone have 'The Glory Hole,' their last album? I can't find it anywhere!

    14 Aug 2010 Reply
  • paradis-inanime

    The Rattler <3

    26 Jan 2010 Reply
  • Violetdusk

    You know the way I feel? It's Blacker than Black! If you can't go forward....then you must go back!

    3 Jul 2009 Reply
  • Ace-Reject

    What I love about growing older myself and getting to know people who were old enough to be going to gigs in the late 80s/early 90s, is that there is a lot of love for Goodbye Mr. Mackenzie still around... they are like a mythical band everyone of that era in Scotland liked and miss.

    14 Jun 2009 Reply
  • ValerieHarsh

    I find that Shirley sounds... sounded really better in GMMK

    2 Jun 2009 Reply
  • ValerieHarsh

    @ Janeinma, check out eBay!

    2 Jun 2009 Reply
  • Korosuke

    Better than Angelfish. :p

    31 May 2009 Reply
  • Janeinma

    I REALLY need to burn my Fish Heads and Tails Vinyl

    16 Apr 2009 Reply
  • YControl755

    the fact that so few people are aware of the brilliance of goodbye mr. mackenzie just kills me.

    6 May 2008 Reply
  • hattertim

    The Rattler & the eponymous Goodbye Mr.Mackenzie from Good Deed & Dirty Rags are my fave tracks... And to Nyctohylophobia...if you're able to pick up a copy of the CD of Good Deeds..., the lyrics are in the booklet!

    11 Jul 2007 Reply
  • Nyctohylophobia

    I'm mad on them. There arent their lyrics anywhere. ;x

    4 Apr 2007 Reply
  • lucifer68

    I miss this band, Good Deeds.. must be one of the best unsuccesful albums ever!

    14 Mar 2007 Reply
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