“Macc” is what everyone who lives in the Cheshire town calls Macclesfield, although not everyone chooses to rhyme it, as did The Macc Lads, with “knackers feeled”. They were rude, crude, lewd, generally drunk – and very funny, in a Viz comic sort of way. Middle-class Guardian-reading types who feel guilty about liking their work can tell themselves it’s ironic; The Macc Lads would just tell them to fuck off. The classic line-up was Muttley McLad (real name Tristan O’Neill), The Beater, and Stez Styx (later known as Johnny Mard). Local Tory MP Nicholas Winterton surprised no one by revealing that their music was “not the sort of thing I want my daughter to hear“. The best album for newcomers to their oeuvre is Beer Sex Chips N Gravy (1985). The band pioneered advisory notes on album covers with the warning “Not for sale to minors (or engineers)”.
Tristan O'neill Macclesfield
The band formed in 1981 in the northern English middle class hideyhole of Macclesfield in Cheshire. Then one day she made it big, when she won Miss Macclesfield. She'll get fed up of buffets and one day she'll come back, 'Cos she knows that all the real men live in Macc, She'll tell me that she loves me and she hated livin' with toffs, So I'll slip her a length and then I'll tell her, F.k off.
Tristan O Neill Macclesfield Uk
- He agreed, as long as the byline could simply be his surname: O’Neill. The singer of the Macc Lads’ real name was Tristan. Well, of course it was. Music Cult heroes Pop and rock Punk.
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