Dropkick Murphys – Going Out In Style

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  1. Hang ‘Em High: πŸ‘πŸ»
  2. Going Out in Style: πŸ‘πŸ»
  3. The Hardest Mile: πŸ‘πŸ»
  4. Cruel: πŸ‘πŸ»
  5. Memorial Day: πŸ€·β€β™‚οΈ
  6. Climbing a Chair to Bed: πŸ‘πŸ»
  7. Broken Hymns: πŸ‘πŸ»
  8. Deeds Not Words: πŸ‘πŸ»
  9. Take ‘Em Down: πŸ€·β€β™‚οΈ
  10. Sunday Hardcore Matinee: πŸ‘πŸ»
  11. 1953: πŸ€·β€β™‚οΈ
  12. Peg o’ My Heart: πŸ‘πŸ»
  13. Walk Don’t Run: πŸ€·β€β™‚οΈ
  14. The Irish Rover: πŸ‘πŸ»


Given that it’s St. Patrick’s Day, it seemed pretty obvious that I oughta listen to Dropkick Murphys today. I think the last time I listened to them was probably in college (almost certainly because it was St. Patricks’ Day). I had intended to pick whatever album Drink and FightΒ was on, not knowing twoΒ very important things about that song:

  1. It’s actually called Irish Drinking Song not Drink and Fight
  2. It’s not even a Dropkick Murphys song!

Oops. Apparently this is the same kind of common misconception attributingΒ Stuck in the Middle with You to Bob Dylan instead of Stealers Wheel. But that was enough for every frat house on campus to find it on Kazaa, so…

Anyway, since it turns out I don’t know a single song of theirs, I hit their Wikipedia page and picked the album that charted highest in the US: Going Out In Style.

The album was a lot of fun, but my impression of them hasn’t really changed that much. All the songs pretty much sound the same: a weird instrument (bagpipe or banjo or something), combined with a huge chorus singing over top of the lead, and up-tempo melody. I was a little worried that I’d get bored with that formula for an entire album, but I really enjoyed myself all the way through. I don’t really have that much to say beyond that.

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