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Dropkick Murphys – The Meanest Of Times (2022) CD Album

Band: Dropkick Murphys

Album: The Meanest Of Times

Release Date:

Music Genre: Punk Rock Oi

Label: Born & Bred Records

Release Country: United States

Record Type: 15 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 (...)

15 Tracks
1 Famous For Nothing2:47
2 God Willing3:17
3 The State Of Massachusetts3:52
4 Tomorrow's Industry2:19
5 Echoes On "A" Street3:18
6 Vices And Virtues2:12
7 Surrender3:15
8 (F)lannigan's Ball3:39
9 I'll Begin Again2:38
10 Fairmount Hill
11 Loyal To No One2:25
12 Shattered2:48
13 Rude Awakenings3:24
14 Johnny, I Hardly Knew Ya3:55
15 Never Forget2:49

All songs written by Dropkick Murphys


Engineered and mixed by Jim "The Hammer" Siegel at the world famous

Outpost Recording Studios, Stoughton, MA.

Second Engineer: Ray Jeffrey

Assistant: Dave Siegel

Sequencing, samples & editing: Eric Baird

Mastering: Nick Zampiello At New Alliance East Mastering

Additional recording at Q Division Studios, engineered by Matt Tahaney and Kris Smith

Drum Technician: John Cohan

Demos recorded at Liberty and Union Recording Co, engineered by Ray Jeffrey

Guest Vocals on "Flannigan's Ball": Ronnie Drew Spider Stacy

With thanks to Brian Hand for helping make this recording happen.

Additional vocals recorded at Westland Studios, Dublin Ireland

Engineered by Dave Slevin assisted by Tommy Hayes and Ray Jeffrey.

Additional guitar tracks on "State Of Massachusetts" Rick Barton (since

we went to Europe and realized we had forgotten to record a few of the parts)

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