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Dropkick Murphys - The Meanest of Times

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Jim Tom Pinch, Oct 3, 2007.

  1. Jim Tom Pinch

    Jim Tom Pinch Active Member

    This is a music review in short sentences.
    I just bought it.
    It's been out for a couple weeks.
    It's really good.
    Flannigan's Ball is particularly impressive.
    Spider Stacy from the Pogues and Ronnie Drew from the Dubliners sing on it.
    You should buy it.
    I now return you to your regularly scheduled life.
  2. zeke12

    zeke12 Guest

    Thanks for the heads up, Jim Tom.

    May you run into a Dirty Leg, or at least a Stovette.
  3. Pilot

    Pilot Active Member

    I like it a lot too, Jim, and it's still growing on me.

    I forgot how much they have to grow on you. I listened to it the first time, and was "ah, it's 'ight. Not near as good as Blackout and Warrior's Code"

    The second time I was "OK, this is good."

    About the fifth time I started to put it up with their other albums.

    Now I can't get it out of my head. I don't know if there's any single incredibly catchy track on it, but top to bottom it might be my favorite of their CDs.

    They've been through my neck of the woods early in March each of the last two years, and I really hope they come back. I really really want to make it for a live St. Pats day show soon, as well.
  4. Jim Tom Pinch

    Jim Tom Pinch Active Member

    As far as catchy songs go, I must have listened to Flannigan's Ball about 30 times since I bought it.
  5. Great band.
  6. mike311gd

    mike311gd Active Member

    They are phenomenal. There's no better word to describe Dropkick Murphys. Sadly, I've never seen them live. I met them before Warped Tour, but missed the show due to traffic.

    I got into these guys about seven or eight years ago, and still haven't heard a band quite like them. Mighty Mighty Bosstones were similar and Flogging Molly is, too, but no band is the Dropkick Murhpys.

    Consider this album purchased by me.

    By the way, for those of you who listen to NOFX, they've got a live album coming out, "They've Actually Gotten Worse Live" on Nov. 20.
  7. I think it's funny that it took "The Departed" to make these guys mainstream, or as mainstream as they can be.

    There is no better song to scream on St. Patty's Day than "Kiss me, I'm shitfaced."
  8. mike311gd

    mike311gd Active Member

    I own that shirt and wear it proudly every St. Patrick's Day.
  9. terrier

    terrier Well-Known Member

    The house band at Fenway Paaaaaaaak. If the Sawwwwwx advance, batten down the hatches for more Murphys down your throat - you won't be able to walk through Kenmore Square without someone blasting "Tessie" at you.
  10. Cansportschick

    Cansportschick Active Member

    Even better, when they play live. They remind me so much of Modest Mouse.
  11. Mayfly

    Mayfly Active Member

    Linkin Park's "No More Sorrows" reminds me of a few Dropkick Murphy songs.
  12. NoOneLikesUs

    NoOneLikesUs Active Member

    I liked the Dropkick Murphys when they were called Stiff Little Fingers.
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