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All Music Guide - J. Poet
The Mollys haven't shown much musical growth since their 2000 debut, Swagger, but it's more a case of if-it-ain't-broke-don't-fix-it than laziness. The band's blend of acoustic guitar, fiddle, accordion, mandolin, drums and electric guitar, bass instruments contributes to their singular sound, and they still sing and play every track with an almost blistering energy. Dave King, Flogging Molly's lead singer, songwriter, and lyricist, types out the words of his songs on a typewriter that was manufactured in 1916, the year of The Easter Rising, one of the great rebellions in Irish history. His lead vocals match the intensity of the band's playing, and together they serve up ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - J. Poet
The Mollys haven't shown much musical growth since their 2000 debut, Swagger, but it's more a case of if-it-ain't-broke-don't-fix-it than laziness. The band's blend of acoustic guitar, fiddle, accordion, mandolin, drums and electric guitar, bass instruments contributes to their singular sound, and they still sing and play every track with an almost blistering energy. Dave King, Flogging Molly's lead singer, songwriter, and lyricist, types out the words of his songs on a typewriter that was manufactured in 1916, the year of The Easter Rising, one of the great rebellions in Irish history. His lead vocals match the intensity of the band's playing, and together they serve up another collection of working class, and maybe drinking class, anthems. The music's Irish lilt and furious post-punk energy is evident on almost every track; even the two slow tunes "Float" and "The Story So Far" are full of the boozy, bleary-eyed, fatalistic poetry that makes Irish music at once romantic and grimly realistic. Most of the time, however, the band's blazing energy and instrumental swagger is able to lift your spirits despite the depressing subject matter. "On the Back of a Broken Dream" examines the plight of Iraq war vets who come home to rat-infested hospitals and an indifferent administration. Other tunes, including "You Won't Make a Fool out of Me," "Man with No Country," and "Requiem for a Dying Song" are more straightforward in their condemnation of the greed and heartlessness at the core of the capitalist system, with King fulminating at the powers that be with his usual passion. The band plays with incendiary power, giving the tunes the timeless spirit that infuses all great Irish rebel songs.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/4/2008
  • Label: Side One Dummy
  • UPC: 603967134827
  • Catalog Number: 71348
  • Sales rank: 41,390

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Flogging Molly Primary Artist
Frank Murray Background Vocals
Robert Schmid Mandolin, Vocals, Mandola, 5-string Banjo, Tenor Banjo
Dennis Casey Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Vocals
Bridget Regan Violin, Vocals, Classical Guitar, uillean pipes, tin whistle
Nathen Maxwell Bass Guitar, Vocals
George Schwindt Percussion, Drums
Dave King Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Vocals, Bodhran
Nathan Maxwell Bass Guitar, Vocals
Paddy Dunning Background Vocals
Matthew Hensley Piano, Accordion, Concertina, Vocals
Robert Schmidt Banjo, Mandolin, Vocals, Mandola, Tenor Banjo
Technical Credits
Dave Collins Mastering
Ryan Hewitt Producer, Engineer, Audio Production
Flogging Molly Producer, Audio Production
Saro Lyn Killian Engineer
McKay Garner Engineer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Get it

    This album is a must have for any Flogging Molly fan as well as all people who like punk rock. The best song on here is probably Float, but they're all amazing.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Another great one from Flogging Molly!

    I saw Floggin' in concert the night before they released this album, and they played the first couple of songs. (No More) Paddy's Lament was especially good, but the title track is probably my favorite. The whole album is of the same great style as all of their albums, so if you already like them, get this album!

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