Band Name: Dropkick Murphys
Music Album: The Meanest Of Times
Album Release Date: February 2023
Music Genre: Punk Rock Oi
Record Label: Born & Bred Records
Album Release Country: United States
Music 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 (...)
|1||Famous For Nothing||2:47|
|3||The State Of Massachusetts||3:52|
|5||Echoes On "A" Street||3:18|
|6||Vices And Virtues||2:12|
|9||I'll Begin Again||2:38|
|11||Loyal To No One||2:25|
|14||Johnny, I Hardly Knew Ya||3:55|
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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