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Old 12-15-2004, 07:31 PM   #1
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Band Profile-Dropkick Murphys

Dropkick Murphys started playing for fun under a friend's baber shop in Boston, MA. Infleunces are, but not limited, to **** Sparrer, Stiff Little Fingers, Wolfe Tones, The Pogues, The Clash, AC/DC. The myth behind the name is that there was once a rehab center in Boston for rich alcoholics and the place was called "Dropkick Murphys". They are incredibly loyal to their fans, which can be seen at any live show.

Current Members Are:

Al Barr(formally of the Bruisers)-Vocals
Ken Casey-Bass, Vocals
Marc Orell-Guitar, Accordian
James Lynch-Guitar
Tim Brennan-Accordian, tin whistle, guitar, mandolin, occasionally bass
Scruffy Wallace-Bagpipes
Matt Kelly-Drums

Past Members:

Ryan Foltz-Mandolin, tin whistle
Mike McColgan-Vocals
Spicey McHaggis-Bagpipes
Joe Delany-Bagpipes(played the pipes for them on record, and maybe

rarely at shows)
Rick Barton-Guitar


Discography:
(full albums)
The Warriors Code-Coming June 2005
Singles Collection II-2005
Blackout-2003
Live on St Patrick's Day-2002
Sing Loud Sing Proud-2001
Singles Collection-2000
Gangs All Here-1999
Do Or Die-1996

they have done craploads of splits and have bunches of singles. Have done split CDs with Oxymoron, the Business, Face To Face, Agnostic Front, Bruisers, Anti Heros, and the Ducky Boys.

Starting in 1996, their release of [URL=http://www.epitaph.com/bands/index.php?id=75]Do Or Die[/url], produced by Lars Frederiksen, is perhaps the closest they have ever came to an "Oi!" sound. The starting song "Cadence To Arms"(a cheap ripoff of "Scotland the Brave") was matched with the second song on that album "Do Or Die" as their opening tunes to every live show they played up until 1999. The last song on this CD "Skinhead on the MBTA", a spin-off from the Kingston Trio's "Charlie On The MBTA", has been their closing song from the start, and still remains that way. During this song, everyone is invited on stage to sing along and just have fun. The line-up for this record was Rick Barton-Guitar, Ken Casey-Bass, Vocals, Mike McColgan-Vocals, Matt Kelly-Drums, Joe Delany-Bagpipes.

With Mike's departure, the door was left open for former [URL=http://www.thebruisers.net/]Bruisers[/url] vocalist Al Barr to take over for the record "[URL=http://www.epitaph.com/bands/index.php?id=76]Gangs All Here[/url]" also produced by Lars Frederiksen, released in 1999. Perhaps their most fist raising album of them all, this album marked the Al Barr and Ken Casey switch off singing that is now THE Dropkick Sound. [URL=http://www.boston.com/news/globe/obituaries/articles/2003/12/17/johnny_cunningham_helped_spark_celtic_revival/]Johnny Cunningham[/url] played fiddle for a few songs on this album. Line up for this album is Al Barr-Vocals, Ken Casey-Bass, Vocals, Rick Barton-Guitar, Matt Kelly-Drums.

With a whole new line up for their release of [URL=http://www.epitaph.com/bands/index.php?id=78]Sing Loud Sing Proud[/url] in 2001, they incorporated more folk into their music. Rick Barton left the band at this time, because of some cold blood between him and Ken Casey(I've also heard he left to get married, don't take my word on any of this, I suck). This is the first album that Ken produced himself, no longer was Lars coming over and sleeping on Ken's couch to produce the record. They currently play the song "Foggy Dew" by the Cheiftains as they approach the stage, and start their show off with the opening song for this record "For Boston". Line up for this album is Al Barr-Vocals, Ken Casey-Bass, Vocals, Matt Kelly-Drums, Marc Orell-Guitar, accordian, Ryan Foltz-Tin Whistle, Mandolin, Dulcimer, Spicey McHaggis-Bagpipes, James Lynch-Guitar.

In 2000 They released their old singles and live shows between the years of 1996-1997 onto one full album called "[URL=http://www.epitaph.com/bands/index.php?id=77]The Singles Collection[/url]", Mike McColgan is the Vocalist on this album. They are releasing a singles collection volume 2 on March 8, 2005. They also released "[URL=http://www.epitaph.com/bands/index.php?id=222]Live On St. Patrick's Day[/url]" in 2002, capturing the energy of their live show.

In 2003 Ken produced their 4th full length record "[URL=http://www.epitaph.com/bands/index.php?id=318]Blackout[/url]". Ryan Foltz left the band on this record to work with the [URL=http://www.gc5.motelblonde.com/index2.html]the GC5[/url] and his new band [URL=http://www.motelblonde.com]Motel Blonde[/url] , and Spicey also left the band to get married. But luckily, Scruffy Wallace was already a bagpiper, and a Dropkick Murphys fan, and already knew their songs on pipes, so he was there to bail them out. When Woody Guthrie died he left many songs undone. The Dropkicks were contacted by the daughter of Woody Guthri encouraging them to use lyrics from his archive and create a song. They did. This song was the featured song on this album entitled "Gonna Be a Blackout Tonight". "The Dirty Glass" features guest vocalist Stephanie Doherty who is the guitar techs wife, so she tours with them. The Line up on this album is Al Barr-Vocals, Ken Casey-Bass, Vocals, Marc Orell-Guitar, Matt Kelly-Drums, Tim Brennan-accordian, mandolin, tin whistle, and guitar, Scruffy Wallace, bagpipes and James Lynch-guitar.

The Bands newest endeavor is "[URL=http://www.epitaph.com/bands/index.php?id=386]Tessie[/url]" which pays respect to the Boston
Red Sox.

James Lynch plays and Epiphone Les Paul, Marc Orell plays a Gibson Les Paul Custom, Ken Casey plays a Fender Precision Bass, and Matt Kelly plays DW drums with ZILDJIAN cymbals.

I'm not completely done with this profile, I have added basic info, but I have so much more, and do not know how to add it in.

MP3s:

[URL=http://media.epitaph.com/epicenter/core/26/76/770.mp3]Boston Asphalt[/url]
[URL=http://media.epitaph.com/epicenter/core/26/222/3332.mp3]Finnegan's Wake (live)[/url]
[URL=http://media.epitaph.com/epicenter/core/26/75/792.mp3]Do Or Die[/url]
[URL=http://media.epitaph.com/epicenter/core/26/78/781.mp3]The Gauntlet[/url]
[URL=http://media.epitaph.com/epicenter/core/26/318/3726.mp3]Fields Of Athenry[/url]
[URL=http://media.epitaph.com/epicenter/core/26/76/760.mp3]Blood And Whiskey[/url]
[URL=http://media.epitaph.com/epicenter/core/26/78/790.mp3]Spicey McHaggis Jig[/url]
[URL=http://media.epitaph.com/epicenter/core/26/75/800.mp3]Barroom Hero[/url]
[URL=http://media.epitaph.com/epicenter/core/26/318/3718.mp3]Walk Away[/url]

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Old 12-15-2004, 07:39 PM   #2
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dkm is one of my fav bands and i havent seen them play live and im want go to this summer. so do u have any idea when there comming to texas, and is it an all age show....

edit: great job how u listed there insturments i liked that addon
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Old 12-15-2004, 07:40 PM   #3
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way to go man rep+
dkm is one of my fav bands and i havent seen them play live and im want go to this summer. so do u have any idea when there comming to texas, and is it an all age show....

edit: great job how u listed there insturments i liked that addon
Most of their shows are all ages, it's rare when one isn't. Deffinately go to see them live, if they are one of your favorite bands you'll love it.
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Old 12-15-2004, 07:45 PM   #4
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dkm put on the best live show iv ever seen, like the man said during skinhead on the mbta almost the whole crowd got onstage, it was awsome
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I read somewhere that Marc's car got stolen and his Gibson Custom was in that car, with his '52 guitar pickups, so I don't know if he got a new Gibson or what.
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Old 12-15-2004, 07:47 PM   #6
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when are they going to post there american tour dates on there web site?
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Old 12-15-2004, 07:48 PM   #7
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when are they going to post there american tour dates on there web site?
I don't think they have any tourdates currently scheduled right now other than the ones on their site. They probably won't be touring the states again until summertime, or at least after St Patricks day I would assume.
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Old 12-15-2004, 07:52 PM   #8
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ya the next time they'll tour u.s. will probly be the warped tour
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Old 12-15-2004, 07:53 PM   #9
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ya the next time they'll tour u.s. will probly be the warped tour
I, personally, hope not. I'd rather go see them at a small show rather than one humogous show. They skipped the warped tour this year, so who knows.
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meh, Cock Sparrer and SLF are better.
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Old 12-15-2004, 08:21 PM   #11
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I, personally, hope not. I'd rather go see them at a small show rather than one humogous show. They skipped the warped tour this year, so who knows.
they arent doing Warped this year/next year
this was info from March 2004
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Old 12-15-2004, 08:49 PM   #12
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meh, Cock Sparrer and SLF are better.
Your point?
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I, personally, hope not. I'd rather go see them at a small show rather than one humogous show. They skipped the warped tour this year, so who knows.
123. and the warp tour is not worth going to for me atleast
cos in south texas its 100 + in summer time
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Dropkick Murphys started playing for fun under a friend's baber shop in Boston, MA. Infleunces are, but not limited, to **** Sparrer, Stiff Little Fingers, Wolfe Tones, The Pogues, The Clash, AC/DC. The myth behind the name is that there was once a rehab center in Boston for rich alcoholics and the place was called "Dropkick Murphys". They are incredibly loyal to their fans, which can be seen at any live show.

Current Members Are:

Al Barr(formally of the Bruisers)-Vocals
Ken Casey-Bass, Vocals
Marc Orell-Guitar, Accordian
James Lynch-Guitar
Tim Brennan-Accordian, tin whistle, guitar, mandolin, occasionally bass
Scruffy Wallace-Bagpipes
Matt Kelly-Drums

Past Members:

Ryan Foltz-Mandolin, tin whistle
Mike McColgan-Vocals
Spicey McHaggis-Bagpipes
Joe Delany-Bagpipes(played the pipes for them on record, and maybe

rarely at shows)
Rick Barton-Guitar


Discography:
(full albums)
Blackout-2003
Live on St Paddys Day-2002
Sing Loud Sing Proud-2001
Singles Collection-2000
Gangs All Here-1999
Do Or Die-1996

they have done craploads of splits and have bunches of singles. Have done split CDs with Oxymoron, the Business, Face To Face, Agnostic Front, Bruisers, Anti Heros, and the Ducky Boys.


Starting in 1996, their release of [URL=http://www.epitaph.com/bands/index.php?id=75]Do Or Die[/url], produced by Lars Frederiksen, is perhaps the closest they have ever came to an "Oi!" sound. The starting song "Cadence To Arms"(a cheap ripoff of "Scotland the Brave") was matched with the second song on that album "Do Or Die" as their opening tunes to every live show they played up until 1999. The last song on this CD "Skinhead on the MBTA" a spin-off from the Kingston Trio's "Charlie On The MBTA" has been their closing song from the start, and still remains that way. During this song, everyone is invited on stage to sing along and just have fun. The line-up for this record was Rick Barton-Guitar, Ken Casey-Bass, Vocals, Mike McColgan-Vocals, Matt Kelly-Drums, Joe Delany-Bagpipes.

With Mike's departure, the door was left open for former [URL=http://www.thebruisers.net/]Bruisers[/url] vocalist Al Barr to take over for the record "[URL=http://www.epitaph.com/bands/index.php?id=76]Gangs All Here[/url]" also produced by Lars Frederiksen, released in 1999. Perhaps their most fist raising album of them all, this album marked the Al Barr and Ken Casey switch off singing that is now THE Dropkick Sound. [URL=http://www.boston.com/news/globe/obituaries/articles/2003/12/17/johnny_cunningham_helped_spark_celtic_revival/]Johnny Cunningham[/url] played fiddle for a few songs on this album. Line up for this album is Al Barr-Vocals, Ken Casey-Bass, Vocals, Rick Barton-Guitar, Matt Kelly-Drums.

With a whole new line up for their release of [URL=http://www.epitaph.com/bands/index.php?id=78]Sing Loud Sing Proud[/url] in 2001, they incorporated more folk into their music. Rick Barton left the band at this time, because of some cold blood between him and Ken Casey. This is the first album that Ken produced himself, no longer was Lars coming over and sleeping on Ken's couch to produce the record. They currently play the song "Foggy Dew" by the Cheiftains as they approach the stage, and start their show off with the opening song for this record "For Boston". Line up for this album is Al Barr-Vocals, Ken Casey-Bass, Vocals, Matt Kelly-Drums, Marc Orell-Guitar, accordian, Ryan Foltz-Tin Whistle, Mandolin, Dulcimer, Spicey McHaggis-Bagpipes, James Lynch-Guitar.

In 2000 They released their old singles and live shows between the years of 1996-1997 onto one full album called "[URL=http://www.epitaph.com/bands/index.php?id=77]The Singles Collection[/url]", Mike McColgan is the Vocalist on this album. They are releasing a singles collection volume 2 on March 8, 2005. They also released "[URL=http://www.epitaph.com/bands/index.php?id=222]Live On St. Paddys Day[/url]" in 2002, capturing the energy of their live show.

In 2003 Ken produced their lastest record "[URL=http://www.epitaph.com/bands/index.php?id=318]Blackout[/url]". Ryan Foltz left the band on this record to work with the [URL=http://www.gc5.motelblonde.com/index2.html]the GC5[/url] and his new band [URL=http://www.motelblonde.com]Motel Blonde[/url] , and Spicey also left the band to get married. But luckily, Scruffy Wallace was already a bagpiper, and a Dropkick Murphys fan, and already knew their songs on pipes, so he was there to bail them out. When Woody Guthrie died he left many songs undone. The Dropkicks were contacted by the daughter of Woody Guthri encouraging them to use lyrics from his archive and create a song. They did. This song was the featured song on this album entitled "Gonna Be a Blackout Tonight". "The Dirty Glass" features guest vocalist "Stephanie Doherty" who is the guitar techs wife, so she tours with them. The Line up on this album is Al Barr-Vocals, Ken Casey-Bass, Vocals, Marc Orell-Guitar, Matt Kelly-Drums, Tim Brennan-accordian, mandolin, tin whistle, and guitar, Scruffy Wallace, bagpipes and James Lynch-guitar.

The Bands newest endeavor is "[URL=http://www.epitaph.com/bands/index.php?id=386]Tessie[/url]" which pays respect to the Boston
Red Sox.

James Lynch plays and Epiphone Les Paul, Marc Orell plays a Gibson Les Paul Custom, Ken Casey plays a Fender Precision Bass, and Matt Kelly plays DW drums with ZILDJIAN cymbals.

I'm not completely done with this profile, I have added basic info, but I have so much more, and do not know how to add it in.
U probaly dont care but my Biology teacher played bagpipes for DKM for a few Boston shows
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and what was the beef between rick and ken?
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Your point?
none really, I just hate the Irish for some reason. Especially Colin Ferrel.

and everyone knows SLF were secretly Cambodian
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Good job.
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Dropkicks are a great band, I've seen them twice before and I'm going to see them again in March
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Indeed, thanks for the video's link and if you can check out the DKM DVD it's pretty f'ucking good. Going back to the Reading discussion Dropkick's didn't really play many of their best songs and the sound wasn't too good becaus eit was quite windy.
Yep, i realised that was intefering. Their best songs are Good Rats, Gauntlet, and then Barroom Hero with the old singer. Their other songs don't do too much for me

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and what was the beef between rick and ken?
I really don't know. And don't take my word that there was "beef" between them, because I just read that somewhere. Also, what was your biology teachers name?
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I really don't know. And don't take my word that there was "beef" between them, because I just read that somewhere. Also, what was your biology teachers name?
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Do any of u guys kno where I can get any of the split cds with DKM besides the face to face one?
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Do any of u guys kno where I can get any of the split cds with DKM besides the face to face one?
If you want to download albums, get soulseek http://www.slsknet.org or look for them at record stores.
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excellent evan, i know you really like that band and its cool you used thAT TO CREATE a very interesting and lengthy bio.

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they had a different drummer on the boys on the dock EP, i cant wait till march 18th, im going to see em and it was great last year too wen i saw em around st pattys.
the occasinol bass from tim is played in skinhead on the mbta so ken can surf the crowd with the mic, it was awesome when i saw em back in september and ken was flyin around.

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they had a different drummer on the boys on the dock EP, i cant wait till march 18th, im going to see em and it was great last year too wen i saw em around st pattys.
the occasinol bass from tim is played in skinhead on the mbta so ken can surf the crowd with the mic, it was awesome when i saw em back in september and ken was flyin around.
Yes, yes I know(the bass part). I know that the drummer from the street dogs played with them for a bit, maybe it was him on that album?
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they need to come to Sacto cuz we got huge skin population and theyre my fav. I had to go to Frisco last year to see them
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