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Product details

  • Audio CD (28 Feb. 2011)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Cooking Vinyl
  • ASIN: B004JQJFCU
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 37,730 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Hang Em High
  2. Going Out In Style
  3. The Hardest Mile
  4. Cruel
  5. Memorial Day
  6. Climbing A Chair To Bed
  7. Broken Hymns
  8. Deeds Not Words
  9. Take Em Down
  10. Sunday Hardcore Matinee
  11. 1953
  12. Peg O My Heart (featuring Bruce Springtseen).
  13. The Irish Rover

Product Description

Dropkick Murphys seventh studio album Going Out In Style . From the meanest of times to the best of times DKM want to lift your spirits during these tough times with the party to end all parties blasting from your speakers. The Murphys know how to turn a wake in to a party. Now in their 15th year with a Scorsese soundtrack hit, a US top 20 album, a lifetime membership to every Boston sports team and a sound owing as much to Springsteen and The Pogues as to the Clash DKM have come a long way from the days of Boston s Rathskeller. Dropkick Murphys are not your typical punk band, they re Boston s biggest rock band, a band that plays Irish music with punk roots. A band with enormous families and armies of friends. They roll deep. DKM s music is so fierce and furious, their stage presence so explosive, and their commitment to their fans so ironclad, one can t help but be moved. They are the AC/DC of Celtic punk rock. They re also songwriters and good ones too, preserving their party-boy reputation while turning out giant, soulful choruses on songs both manicured and memorable. Rolling Stone These Boston punk-folksters owe a large musical debt to Irish punk-folksters the Pogues (probably payable in Guinness). Gloriously raucous & hook-heavy. Entertainment Weekly. On Going Out In Style, Dropkick Murphys throw a 45 minute, 49 second party to end all parties, all the while reveling in the Irish tradition of telling tales of triumph, tragedy and celebration through music. The band revives the art of the album as a cohesive whole on this raucous and rollicking romp overflowing with punk rock energy, folk soul, and rebellious spirit. Dropkick Murphys deliver one anthem after another. Hang Em High ignites the album with a gang chant into a unforgettable bagpipe laden riff, driving guitars and big drums. Nodding to AC/DC while infusing flourishes of Celtic soul, Hang Em High is the ultimate battle cry. Then there s Take Em Down, which continues to display the band s social consciousness and their unwavering support for organized labor. On songs such as Broken Hymns and Cruel the band explores new territory, incorporating a myriad of sounds and textures with arena-ready drum beats, diverse instrumentation and epic refrains.

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As far as Dropkick Murphys albums go, this ranks among their best! Their songwriting has matured over the years, but they still retain the same youthful energy from the hardcore days! (which they celebrate on 'Sunday Hardcore Matinee') they have never compromised or become middle of the road, like a good whiskey they just get better with age! I was just a wee lad when Do Or Die was released, but I have been a loyal Murphys fan for almost 10 years now. Along with The Pogues and The Dubliners, Dropkick Murphys will always have a special place in my heart!

Going Out In Style is a concept album that tells the story of a fictional Irish-American union leader named Cornelius Larkin. But don't let the "concept album" tag put you off, it's not a 3 hour rock opera- it's short & sweet, clocking in at just over 45 minutes of raucous Irish punk!

My personal favourites are 'Going Out In Style', the rousing union anthem 'Take Em Down' (which comes from the great American protest song tradition of Woody Guthrie and Pete Seeger) & 'Peg O'my heart' (featuring The Boss himself, Bruce Springsteen!) and their version of the Pogues/Dubliners classic 'The Irish Rover'.
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I'm not going to wax lyrical about influences or analyze each track. All I'll say is that this puts a big, silly grin on my face every time I hear it. It took me back 20+ years to when I first heard The Pogues, The Saw Doctors and The Clash amongst others. Play it loud and play it often. Irish-American folk punk rock at its very best.
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I've loved The Murphy's for years, brilliant high energy tuneful Irish / Folk/ Punk / Rock. Sing Loud, Sing Proud grabbed me on 1st hearing it and I've never looked back purchasing every release before and after and going to a gig whenever possible.

Each subsequent released is getting a more and more polished sound, which isn't always a bad thing. Unfortunately here it just doesn't seem to work. Going out in style just isn't anywhere near as strong as previous releases, is sounds as though they've lost their rawness / soul / direction.

Don't get me wrong there's a few gems on here alright which would be fantastic live, but overall it's just a little too soft, a little too un-Dropkicks maybe? Maybe they're going after a larger audience where a softer sound is more appreciated?

Whilst definitely worth a listen I'd say check out Sing Loud, Sing Proud, Blackout and Warriors Code as the better releases :-)
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Boston's finest! its punk, its folk, its roots are Irish music, so of course they take heart and inspiration from the Pogues. The music is fast furious, the sound is big, the choruses huge, its swing your pint glass jump up and down and shout along at the top of your voice. Love it! The extra live CD is great, I must see this band play live!!!!
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Going out in Style is the latest in a line of great albums; for me this is one of their best. Some people may say the sound is a bit similar to previous albums but that would be confusing style with content. Great drinking songs! Enjoy.
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If you want a taste of Post-Pogues driving, semi-anarchic celtic punk to get the full experience you need a live concert to capture this musical genre and this band is pretty good at delivering this. Its not something you would play every day - but when you get that feeling you want to kick over a few establishment values and start a riot you can't do much better than this. Well worth the money
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Another great album from the Dropkick Murphys. The good songs just keep coming. This one semms to back to their trademark blend of irish foll,rock and punk that they do so well. Can't wait for their next UK tour.
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I really like this album, if you enjoy the pogues, the clash or similar i think that you will like it too.

Best played loud...
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