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Tuesday, July 14, 2009

The Thermals Sing in an Edinburgh Graveyard

Posted by Ezra Ace Caraeff on Tue, Jul 14, 2009 at 12:26 PM

Never ones to miss a chance to record an online video, or visited deceased Scots, the Thermals taped a three song acoustic set for Off the Beaten Tracks.

In addition to their clap-heavy set, and "fairly daft banter," the band was performing atop the final resting spot of “Bloody” George Mackenzie. (Nice wig, ghosty. You don't look so tough.)

But the Thermals' performance was not the most shocking act to take place in that location, that honor (honour?) belongs to these folks: "In March 2004 a group of Scottish teenagers were brought before Edinburgh High Court for allegedly pretending to perform sex acts on, and tossing around the decapitated head of, a corpse obtained from the Mackenzie Mausoleum. The identity of the corpse is unknown."

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