About their name......they were once called Lord Weird Slough Feg
to just Slough Feg
for reasons I could only guess. Maybe it's easier to say thing or some about the copyright.
Touring in Europe
I wonder if I could get a passport in time for that?
Not only did they name themselves after the long (un)dead sorcerer, they also wrote music based on Slaine
The Red Branch (From their first self-titled album) I have that one on vinyl only.) This song chronicles his exploits from the very beginning & ends with words alluding to him returning to his return to the northern tribe & kingship. That backing music can be a little irritating after it got me hooked into this band in first place.
Sky Chariots (First song from the top of Down Among the Deadmen.) About the Bezerks of Midguard & they sound awesome!
Wickerman I have a strong feeling it's on Twilight of the Idols (It may be as much about the Bride of Crom as it's about any of those old world burning man festivals. I'm not even sure I recall
them mentioning Slaine in this one. They seem to be singing about some Celtic warrior....
because I was listening to that one just few days ago it also has...
Cauldron of Blood About the Knights of the Red Branch their prize artefact from Atlantis. This song is catchy.
Warp Spasm & Beast of Broche are both instrumental & feel that much more generic. The first one may not even be so Slaine related as they do have music about other Celts that are perhaps less non-fiction. (Pat Mills may not agree!)
The Pangs of Ulster & Connar Mac which both could have their lyrics altered to become bona-fide Slaine material.
Slough Feg A song about how the Red Branch Knights made plans to bump off the old sorcerer. It was never quite like that wasn't it?
I don't think they've written enough music about the Warped-One & the world he existed in & have also wrote a one based on poem verse of some well known scifi novel which currently don't recall the name of......called Tiger/Tiger & a enjoyable cover of Horslips Deargdoom both which
have taken their backing music from a old Scottish marching tune.
Travellar about a old scifi role playing game. The hero is Baltech a genetically modified dog man slave. Professor Rickets the evil guy who made him & others like him. It's like a space opera ( Another old scifi role playing game that David Braben was into.) almost comparable to Rocky Horror Picture Show, but not!
There is more, but not worth mentioning here. Even so, they are good to listen to.
Ape Uprising is short at only a few songs maybe alluding to Planet of the Apes.
It's like heavy metal had become one with Geekdom, & that's not such a bad thing.