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Dropkick Murphys – The Early Years (Underpaid & Out Of Tune) (1998) CD

Band: Dropkick Murphys

Album: The Early Years (Underpaid & Out Of Tune)

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Music Genre: Punk Rock Oi Folk Rock

Label: Sidekicks Records

Release Country: Sweden

Record Type: 19 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 (...)


19 Tracks
1 John Law2:15
2 Regular Guy1:54
3 Carreer Opportunities (Live)1:54
4 Take It Or Leave It2:02
5 Boys On The Docks2:30
6 In The Streets Of Boston1:15
7 Caps & Bottles2:40
8 Euro Trash1:36
9 Front Seat2:32
10 Denial2:24
11 Bill's Bones2:03
12 Cadence To Arms (Live)2:27
13 Do Or Die (Live)1:48
14 In The Streets Of Boston (Live)1:16
15 Caps & Bottles (Live)2:31
16 Guns Of Brixton (Live)2:34
17 Boys On The Docks (Live)2:45
18 Skinhead On The M.B.T.A (Live)4:53
19 I've Had Enough (Live)1:41

'This CD-record contains the rare american singles, E.P's and some live recordings'.

Rated 4.5/5 based on 237 customer reviews

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