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The McRackins

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The McRackins
OriginCanada
GenresPop punk, power pop
Years active1994–present
Associated actsGob, The Retreads, Dirtbag Republic, Doll Hazard, Jokers, White Trash Debutantes, Manges, MXPX, The Bomb Bassets, The Prozacs, The Cheeks, Los Di Maggios
MembersBil Mcrackin
Fil Mcrackin
Spot Mcrackin
AC Mcrackin
Past membersTom Thacker
Theo Goutzinakis
Jimmy McRackin

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The McRackins are a Canadian pop punk band that was formed in 1994. Their song and album titles revolve around egg puns (i.e. "Bat Out of Shell") They have had approximately 70 releases from over 30 different record labels.

The McRackins nearly always play live in full costume and made up to look like two eggs and a dog. The band claims that they were transformed from men to two eggs and a dog and given super pop-punk powers as the result of a freak nuclear accident. The band consists of twin eggs Bil (guitar, vocals), Fil (bass) and dog Spot (drums). Former members of the band include, Jimmy McRackin on drums, Tom Thacker (known as Tommy) and Theo Goutzinakis (who took on the name of 'Fil Mcrackin') of fellow Canadian Punk band Gob on Drums and bass respectively. Tommy played drums on their 1995 album What Came First? and returned again to play on their 1999 release Comicbooks and Bubblegum. Theo filled in for Fil Mcrackin to play bass on the album. In 2000, the McRackins brought in another chicken drummer named Jimmy McRackin who played on the split EP with The Manges.

With sporadic touring throughout their native Canada and the US up until that point, 1996 saw the band take their live show to Europe. Dubbed the European Eggvasion, the McRackins toured seven countries as well as recording some live electric and acoustic sessions for the BBC. The band has made several music videos, which have received light to medium rotation on music channels in Canada, the US, and Europe. Further media exposure includes an appearance in a Molson Canadian beer television commercial, a cameo role in an independently produced motion picture titled Downhill Willy, and various television and radio features.

The band came out of hiatus to finish their album Bat Out of Shell. Their twelfth full-length album was released worldwide in 2006 by Wynona Records, Italy and contained twelve new tracks. A full European tour followed in Jan/Feb 2007 in support, visiting over 30 cities in 12 countries over a 6-week span.

In early 2007, they released MCRACKINS VS JOKERS with Italy's JOKERS on San Martin Records, Italy. The band is currently completing their latest CD "Eggzit" which was released in North America and Europe by New York-based label "Cheapskate Records" in summer of 2008. The CD was also released in Japan (with 5 bonus tracks) by new label "Suggoi Records" in December 2008.

In September of 2009 the addition of AC McRackin on rhythm guitar took place. November 2009 Finland based punk label "Killer Records" released a new MCRACKINS live cd "Live From Thunderbird Radio Hell" which features a rare 1995 CITR radio session hosted by Nardwuar The Human Serviette. The band completed recording their 14th studio album "It Ain't Over Easy" which was released in 2010.

Members[edit]

Current Members

  • Bil McRackin - Guitar, Lead Vocals (1994–present)
  • Fil McRackin - Bass, Backing Vocals (1994-1997, 2000–present)
  • Spot McRackin - Drums, Backing Vocals (1995–1997, 2000–present)
  • AC McRackin - Rhythm Guitar, Vocals (2009–present)

Former Members

  • Tommy McRackin - Drums (1994–1995, 1999)
  • Theo Gouzinakis (as Fil Mcrackin) - Bass, Backing Vocals (1999)
  • Jimmy McRackin - Drums (2000)

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • Eggs in Space Cassette Demo (1994) Ridge Records
  • Live at the Lux Cassette Demo (1994) Ridge Records
  • What Came First? (1995)Shredder Records
  • S.T.U.P.I.D. (1995) Lance Rock Records Canada & Rock n Roll Inc
  • Planet of the Eggs (1995) Stiff Pole Records
  • In on the Yolk (1996) Shredder Records
  • Back to the Crack (1996) One Louder Records
  • Oddities and Eggcentricities, Vol.1 (1997) Stiff Pole Records
  • I Am the Eggman (As Bil McRackin) (1997) Shredder Records
  • Live in Madrid (1997) One Louder Records
  • Comic Books and Bubble Gum (1999) Coldfront Recs & Screaming Apple Recs
  • Too Tough to Die (2000) Coldront/Clearview Records
  • Bat Out of Shell (2006) Wynona Records
  • Eggzit (2008) Cheapskate Records
  • Live From Thunderbird Radio Hell (2009) Killer Records
  • It Ain't Over Easy (2010)Wolverine Records

EPs[edit]

  • The McRackins/White Trash Debutantes Split(1994) Helter Skelter Records
  • Short and Sweet (1996) Shredder Records
  • Best Friend (1997) Shredder Records
  • The McRackins/The Manges Split (2000) Amp Records
  • The McRackins/Jokers Split (2007) San Martin Records
  • The McRackins/Los DiMaggios Split (2009) Dirty Witch Records

Singles[edit]

  • "Get Crackin'!" (1994) Wallabies Records
  • "Life, Hey Mikey" (1995) Shredder Records
  • "The McRackins/Fighting Cause" (1995) Last Resort Records
  • "The McRackins/The Cheeks" split (1995) Screaming Apple Records
  • "It's Raining (1996) One Louder Records
  • "The McRackins/The Bomb Bassets" split (1996) G.I Productions Records
  • "The McRackins/Pest" split (1996) Marigold Records
  • "Best Friend (1997) Shredder Records
  • "I'll Stick to Beer" (1997) No Frills Records
  • "The McRackins/Lipmonger" split (1997) Negative Progression Records
  • "The McRackins/MxPx" split (1997) Labyrinth Records
  • "The McRackins/Gob" split (1997) Landspeed Records
  • "We Like to Make Records" (1999) Cheetahs Records
  • "The Mcrackins/Prozacs" split (2009) Cheapskate Records
  • "The Mcrackins/Los DiMaggios" split (2009) Cheapskate Records
  • "The Mcrackins/Nuclear Santa Claust" split (2014) Don Giovanni Records


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