Friday song: Sensational Alex Salmond at the Fringe

Never mind the Olympics, the Sensational Alex Salmond Band is about to present its “nightmarish vision of the future in Scotland”, Oliver Pissed, at the Edinburgh Fringe.

Here, to whet your appetite and in an attempt to help you contain your excitement, is a preview of some of the toe-tapping, show-stopping songs, various of which will be familiar to regular readers of these pages:

The show opens on 1 August and runs until 26 August, 9pm each evening apart from 7 and 21 August. It’s on as part of the Scottish Comedy Festival at the Beehive, and has to be better than all that Seb Coe / Jessica Ennis / Gary Lineker / McDonald’s-and-Coca-Cola carry-on.