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Dropkick Murphys – Do Or Die (1997) CD Album

Band: Dropkick Murphys

Album: Do Or Die

Release Date:

Music Genre: Punk Rock Folk, World, & Country Oi

Label: Hellcat Records

Release Country: Europe

Record Type: 16 Tracks CD Album

Oi! Punk band from Boston, MA, formed in 1996 by Ken Casey (bass/vocals), Rick Barton (guitar) and Mike McColgan (vocals). The band is known for its Oi!/punk sound, its frequent covers of Irish standards, and lyrics which often focus on unions and working class ethics and concerns. In 1998, the band signed to Hellcat Records, a label run by members of Rancid and connected to Epitaph Records. After the release of their first LP, "Do Or Die", Mike McColgan left the band to pursue his desire to become a firefighter. The split was amicable and McColgan would return to music a few years later, fronting the Street Dogs. He was replaced by Al Barr. Rick Barton left after the band's second album, "The Gang's All Here" to pursue outside interests. By the release of their next album, "Sing Loud, Sing Proud", the band had expanded to include Casey, Barr, longtime drummer Matt Kelly, 2 guitarists, a mandolin player, and a bagpipe player.

In 2004, the Dropkick Murphys recorded and released the song "Tessie", an old tune associated with the Boston Red Sox baseball team. The song was featured in the movie "Fever Pitc (...)


16 Tracks
1 Cadence To Arms1:49
2 Do Or Die1:50
3 Get Up2:06
4 Never Alone2:54
5 Caught In A Jar2:19
6 Memories Remain2:25
7 Road Of The Righteous2:56
8 Far Away Coast2:41
9 Fightstarter Karaoke2:18
10 Barroom Hero2:57
11 3rd Man In2:18
12 Tenant Enemy #12:13
13 Finnegan's Wake2:19
14 Noble2:34
15 Boys On The Docks (Murphys' Pub Version)2:33
16 Skinhead On The MBTA3:49

Digipak with black tray

©+℗ 1997 Hellcat Records
Mastered at 9 West Mastering.
Engineered & mixed at The Outpost Stoghton, MA.
Recorded at The Outpost Stoghton, MA.

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