Going Out In Style CD
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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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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'.
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 :-)
Best played loud...
Most Recent Customer Reviews
another must have album from the Dropkick Murphy's for any fan of theirs - excellent addition to the back cataloguePublished on 10 Jun. 2014 by Martyn Walley
If you like The Pogues you will love this album. You get what is on the tin - American/ Irish / punkPublished on 20 May 2014 by Jackson
I like Pogues and that was how I come over this band and now I like them too. They are greatPublished on 2 Dec. 2013 by Roger Alfred Asker
The Dropkicks at their finest. A great album for any dropkick fan. Buy it, sit back and enjoy. Happy days.Published on 10 Nov. 2013 by zedhead