Good Deeds and Dirty Rags

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Good Deeds and Dirty Rags
Good Deeds and Dirty Rags (Goodbye Mr Mackenzie album - cover art).jpg
Studio album by Goodbye Mr Mackenzie
Released 1989
Recorded 1989
Genre Alternative rock, college rock, punk rock[1]
Length 1:06:56
Label Capitol
Producer Mack
"Wake It Up" by Terry Adams
Goodbye Mr Mackenzie chronology
Good Deeds and Dirty Rags
Hammer and Tongs
(1991)Hammer and Tongs1991
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic.com4.5/5 stars[2]

Good Deeds and Dirty Rags is the first album from the Scottish group Goodbye Mr Mackenzie. It was released in the UK in 1989. The original LP (vinyl) was released with an accompanying 12" single.

Good Deeds and Dirty Rags was remastered in 1999 for the US market by record company Razor Tie.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks by Kelly/Metcalfe, except where noted.

Original release[edit]

  1. "Open Your Arms"
  2. "Wake It Up" (Kelly, Metcalfe, Baldwin)
  3. "His Masters Voice"
  4. "Goodwill City"
  5. "Candlestick Park"
  6. "Goodbye Mr Mackenzie"
  7. "The Rattler"
  8. "Dust"
  9. "You Generous Thing You" (Kelly, Metcalfe, Scobie)
  10. "Good Deeds" (Kelly, Metcalfe, Baldwin, Scobie)

CD bonus tracks

  1. "Amsterdam"
  2. "Calton Hill"
  3. "Secrets"
  4. "Knockin' on Joe" (Nick Cave)

LP bonus tracks (on bonus 12")

  1. "Strangle"
  2. "Extended Strangle"
  3. "Secrets" (live)2
  4. "Green Turned Red" (live)2

2Recorded live by Radio Clyde at the Pavilion Theatre, Glasgow on 23 November 1988.

1999 remaster[edit]

  1. "Open Your Arms"
  2. "Goodbye Mr Mackenzie"
  3. "Goodwill City"
  4. "Candlestick Park"
  5. "Face to Face"
  6. "Wake It Up" (Kelly, Metcalfe, Baldwin)
  7. "The Rattler"
  8. "Dust"
  9. "You Generous Thing You" (Kelly, Metcalfe, Scobie)
  10. "Good Deeds" (Kelly, Metcalfe, Baldwin, Scobie)
  11. "Here Comes Deacon Brodie"
  12. "Amsterdam"
  13. "Calton Hill"
  14. "Secrets"
  15. "Knockin' on Joe" (Nick Cave)


Steve Aldrich of AllMusic gave the album 4.5 out of 5 stars, calling it an "excellent debut" that "draws from Bowie, Scott Walker-influences, yet maintains its own identity."[1]


  • Martin Metcalfe - lead vocals
  • John Duncan - guitar
  • Fin Wilson - bass guitar
  • Shirley Manson - keyboards and backing vocals
  • Rona Scobie - keyboards and backing vocals
  • Derek Kelly - drums


  • Mixed By - Pete Harris* (tracks: D1, D2)
  • Producer - Mack (2) (tracks: A1, A3 to A5, B1 to B5), Terry Adams (tracks: A2, C1, C2)

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1989) Peak
UK Albums Chart 26[3]


  1. ^ a b "Good Deeds and Dirty Bags - Goodbye Mr. Mackenzie". AllMusic. Retrieved 11 January 2015. 
  2. ^ review
  3. ^ "Goodbye Mr Mackenzie - Good Deeds And Dirty Rags". Chart Stats. 1989-04-22. Retrieved 2012-02-18.