Blackout

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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - MacKenzie Wilson
On their fourth studio album, Blackout, the Dropkick Murphys work with their soused punk rock style for their tightest material to date. Sure, the intensity that made The Gang's All Here and Sing Loud, Sing Proud so great is intact, but there's a bit more polish and the Dropkick Murphys' Irish-colored rock jigs have never sounded better. Bassist Ken Casey produces this energetic set of working-class anthems. Shared vocal duties between Casey and frontman Al Barr are ferocious yet playful in leading this Boston septet of beer-room brawlers. From the merry singalong of "Kiss Me I'm #!@*faced" to the tomfoolery of "The Outcast," Blackout captures the band's undying ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - MacKenzie Wilson
On their fourth studio album, Blackout, the Dropkick Murphys work with their soused punk rock style for their tightest material to date. Sure, the intensity that made The Gang's All Here and Sing Loud, Sing Proud so great is intact, but there's a bit more polish and the Dropkick Murphys' Irish-colored rock jigs have never sounded better. Bassist Ken Casey produces this energetic set of working-class anthems. Shared vocal duties between Casey and frontman Al Barr are ferocious yet playful in leading this Boston septet of beer-room brawlers. From the merry singalong of "Kiss Me I'm #!@*faced" to the tomfoolery of "The Outcast," Blackout captures the band's undying spirit. Traditional Irish favorites like "Fields of Athenry" and "Black Velvet Band" are equally rowdy, and "Walk Away" nicely represents the Dropkick Murphys' lasting brotherhood. Rockabilly riffs blaze about on "Gonna Be a Blackout Tonight," a riotous good time put to the words of an unpublished Woody Guthrie song. Such an effort is quite fitting for the band as well, since the Dropkick Murphys are keen to Guthrie's classic working-class ideals. But they have a spark that matches the soul of Shane MacGowan and Billy Bragg, and that's what makes Blackout so impressive. The rawness behind making a living is balanced with a good swig of whiskey, and despite the band's aggressive presentation, this is no motley crew. Blackout is honest in words and heart, so raise your fist.
Entertainment Weekly - Kristina Feliciano
The album is like a rawer, truer The Brothers McMullen. (B)
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/10/2003
  • Label: Hellcat Records
  • UPC: 045778044627
  • Catalog Number: 80446
  • Sales rank: 38,160

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Walk Away (2:51)
  2. 2 Worker's Song (3:32)
  3. 3 The Outcast (3:10)
  4. 4 Black Velvet Band (3:03)
  5. 5 Gonna Be a Blackout Tonight (2:39)
  6. 6 World Full of Hate (2:22)
  7. 7 Buried Alive (1:57)
  8. 8 The Dirty Glass (3:38)
  9. 9 Fields of Athenry (4:24)
  10. 10 Bastards on Parade (3:50)
  11. 11 As One (3:01)
  12. 12 This Is Your Life (3:43)
  13. 13 Time to Go (2:53)
  14. 14 Kiss Me I'm #!@* Faced (5:34)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Rocky Road to Dublin
  2. 2 Boys on the Docks
  3. 3 Gonna Be a Blackout Tonight
  4. 4 Trailer for the Forthcoming Full Length DVD
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Dropkick Murphys Primary Artist
Matt Kelly Drums, Background Vocals, Bodhran
Ken Casey Bass, Vocals, Group Member
Al Barr Vocals, Group Member
James Lynch Guitar, Vocals, Group Member
Marc Orrell Guitar, Accordion, Background Vocals, Group Member
Ryan Foltz Dulcimer, Mandolin, tin whistle, Group Member
Scruffy Wallace Bagpipes
Technical Credits
Howie Weinberg Mastering
Jim Siegel Engineer
Dropkick Murphys Arranger
Ken Casey Producer
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Customer Reviews

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    Happy Rocking Birthday to me

    My husband bought this for me-it is fantastic!! I already loved this band-and this is a great CD every song!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great

    This cd will put you in a good mood and make you hyper

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    amazing

    this is probably the best Dropkick Murphys cd out. with Gonna be a Blackout Tonight, Fields of Athenry, and many more makes this an excellent cd for any punk rocker.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great CD

    I bought thiis disc at Barnes and Noble and liked every song on here the first time I listened to them. My favorite song on here is "Buried Alive"--a tribute to the Pennsylvania Miners. Other good songs are "Workers Song" "Dirty Glass" and "Gonna Be a Blackout Tonight"

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Sounds like a worthy choice

    I'm buin' it! I listend to the clips on this website (barnesandnoble.com)and this sounds like decent work. I've already picked my favorite...Kiss me, I'm S**tfaced-a song that I think is just as funny as their dis to their piper (the song would be "the Spicey McHaggis Jig".) So I'm buing it, and there's nobody that can stop me!!!!:)

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    Posted November 10, 2009

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