Band: Dropkick Murphys
Album: Singles Collection Volume 2
Release Date: November 2021
Music Genre: Punk Rock Oi
Label: Hellcat Records
Release Country: Europe
Record Type: 23 Tracks CD
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 (...)
|1||21 Guitar Salute||2:41|
|3||On The Attack||1:27|
|4||You're A Rebel||2:42|
|5||Watch Your Back||1:55|
|7||It's A Long Way To The Top (If You Wanna Rock'n'Roll)||4:44|
|10||Pipebomb On Lansdowne (Dance Remix)||2:00|
|14||The Nutrocker (Nutty)||1:17|
|16||Hey Little Rich Boy||1:29|
|19||Soundtrack To A Killing Spree||1:36|
|23||We Got The Power||2:46|
'Singles Collection Volume 2 - 1998-2004
B-sides, Covers, Comps & Other Crap'
This compilation covers a bunch of songs we recorded in the years 1998-2004 for various singles, compilations and splits.
Track 1 taken from the split CD with Face To Face. 2002 Vagrant Records.
Track 2 published by Jondora Music BMI. Taken from the split CD with Face To Face. 2002 Vagrant Records.
Track 3 published by Boston Scally Punk ASCAP. Taken from the 7" single "Curse Of A Fallen Soul". 1998 TKO Records & Knock Out Records.
Track 4 taken from the 7" single "Curse Of A Fallen Soul". 1998 TKO Records & Knock Out Records.
Track 5 taken from the split single with Oxymoron. 1998 Flat Records (2) & Knock Out Records.
Track 6 published by Rockin' Music USA BMI. Taken from the compilation "Punk Rock Juke Box Volume II". 1999 Blackout! Records.
Track 7 © 1975 J. Albert & Son Pty Ltd, Australia. Taken from Blackout 10" vinyl release. 2003 Hellcat Records.
Track 8 taken from the 7" single Back To The Hub. 2003 Bacon Sandwich Records.
Track 9 published by Toolidge Music. Taken from the 7" single Back To The Hub. 2003 Bacon Sandwich Records.
Track 10 published by Boston Scally Punk/Dr. Zeuss ASCAP. Track 11 published by Rigid Digits Music. Both taken from the Split 7" with Agnostic Front. 1999 Flat Records (2).
Track 12 published by Rock Music Co. Ltd. & Boston Scally Punk (ASCAP). Track 13 published by Rock Music Co. Ltd. Both taken from the split 7" "Mob Mentality". 2000 Taang Records .
Track 14 published by Action Industries BMI. Taken from the EP Tessie. 2004 Hellcat Records.
Track 15 published by EMI Intertrax Music Inc. BMI. Taken from the compilation "Various - Built For Speed - A Motörhead Tribute". 1999 Victory Records.
Track 16 published by Maxwood Music. Track 17 published by Signatune Publishing. Both taken from the compilation "The Worldwide Tribute To The Real Oi. 2000 I Scream Records.
Track 18 published by Evilive Music ASCAP. Track 19 publsihed by Boston Scally Punk ASCAP. Both taken from the 10" compilation "Back On The Streets - Japanese/American Punk Unity". 2000 Flat Records (2).
Track 20 published by Rings Of Saturn ASCAP. Taken from the "Sing Loud Sing Proud" vinyl release. 2000 Hellcat Records.
Track 21 taken from the compilation "A Tribute To Cock Sparrer. 2001 DSS Records.
Track 22 published by Edwin H. Morris. Track 23 published by Boston Scally Punk ASCAP. Both taken from the European CD single "Walk Away". 2003 Hellcat Records.
Track 23 published by Boston Scally Punk ASCAP.