THE musical duo behind the campaign to ‘save’ Rexie the Glenrothes dinosaur is offering Fifers the chance to download their new album for free.
Comedy act the Tam Tam Club — made up of Glenrothes locals Tam McKay and Tam Short — hit the headlines earlier this year when they took umbrage at Fife Council’s decision to move Rexie from his home in Waverley Drive to nearby Caskieberran roundabout.
Staunch supporters of the town’s art, the Tam Tam Club reworked Hot Chocolate’s classic single ‘You Sexy Thing’ to voice their displeasure at the move.
‘You Rexie Thing’ appears as the first track on their new album ‘Songs In the Key Of Fife’, which the duo describe as “timeless classics skewed to fit the Glenrothes market”.
Tam McKay said: “The album is a mix of pop classics with a local twist.
“All the songs will be familiar to people, but we’ve amended the lyrics so they’re about Glenrothes or Fife.
“We’re giving it away for free because we didn’t write any of the original songs — it would have been a bit of a cheek to charge for it!”
Songs on the album include the locally flavoured ditties ‘I Bet You Look Good In Tanshall’, ‘Glenrothes On My Mind’ and ‘Jenny Fae Pitteuchar’.
The Rexie-inspired track — a download hit when it was released in February — will already be familiar to anyone who has been following the saga over the town art.
‘Songs In the Key Of Fife’ can be downloaded at www.dailyreckless.com/tamtam.htm