Going Out in Style

Going Out in Style

by Dropkick Murphys
     
 

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While pop
ock's pantheon of concept characters is topped by incredible and outlandish characters like Ziggy Stardust and Tommy, the truth is that Cornelius Larkin -- war veteran, working-class hero, and the fictional centerpiece of Dropkick Murphys' seventh studio album, Going Out in Style -- would likely

Overview

While pop
ock's pantheon of concept characters is topped by incredible and outlandish characters like Ziggy Stardust and Tommy, the truth is that Cornelius Larkin -- war veteran, working-class hero, and the fictional centerpiece of Dropkick Murphys' seventh studio album, Going Out in Style -- would likely outfight and outdrink them. A concept album, the record tells the story of the life, love, and death of a rough-and-tumble Irish immigrant, even going so far as to include an obituary in the liner notes. Musically, the album doesn't stray far from the sound the band has developed over the years, which definitely isn't a bad thing. With their fusion of Celtic and punk, Dropkick Murphys have set themselves far enough apart from the bulk of punk rock that changing anything would feel disingenuous. Instead, the band freshens things up with the bold (and rare) choice of making a punk rock concept album. This narrative element really works for Dropkick Murphys, adding another layer of thematic unity that complements their sonic vision wonderfully. Going Out in Style also finds the band pulling out all the stops with a handful of guests lending their vocals to the band's freewheeling anthems. Comedian and Rescue Me cast member Lenny Clarke drops in on "Going Out in Style" along with NOFX's Fat Mike and the Living End's Chris Cheney. The most surprising guest, however, arrives on "Peg o' My Heart," where the Boss himself, Bruce Springsteen, shows up to deliver a verse. With its combination of driving Celtic punk and strong narrative, Going Out in Style finds Dropkick Murphys succeeding on multiple levels, delivering an album that's not only fun to pump your fists and sing along to, but also one that rewards repeated listens with its storytelling, making it an album that's just as fun through headphones as it is when played at maximum volume in the car.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/01/2011
Label:
Dropkick Murphys
UPC:
0075597977387
catalogNumber:
526916
Rank:
36607

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Dropkick Murphys   Primary Artist
Bruce Springsteen   Vocals,Guest Appearance
Fat Mike   Vocals,Guest Appearance
Joe Gittleman   Background Vocals,Guest Appearance
Christine Sullivan   Background Vocals
Ken Casey   Bass Guitar,Vocals,Group Member
Chris Cheney   Vocals,Guest Appearance
Barr   Vocals,Group Member
Sean Sullivan   Background Vocals
James Lynch   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Vocals,Slide Guitar,Group Member
Jeff DaRosa   Banjo,Bouzouki,Harmonica,Mandolin,Vocals,Group Member
Scruffy Wallace   Bagpipes,Group Member
Tim Brennan   Acoustic Guitar,Accordion,Electric Guitar,Vocals,Group Member
Emma Casey   Violin,Background Vocals,Guest Appearance
Liam Casey   Background Vocals,Guest Appearance
Jen Clarke   Background Vocals,Guest Appearance
Kevin Rheault   Background Vocals,Guest Appearance
Matt Kelly   Drums,Vocals,Group Member
Parkington Sisters   Strings,Background Vocals,Guest Appearance
Taylor London   Background Vocals
Sean Sullivan   Background Vocals
Sandi Larner   Background Vocals
Pat Lynch   Vocals,Guest Appearance
Marianne Burke   Background Vocals
Lenny Clarke   Vocals,Guest Appearance
Jen Casey   Background Vocals
Evan Tolonan   Background Vocals,Guest Appearance
Diana Brennan   Background Vocals
Christine McMahon   Background Vocals
Brady Sullivan   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Ken Casey   Arranger,Composer
Ted Hutt   Producer
Barr   Arranger,Composer
Traditional   Composer
Jeff DaRosa   Whistle
John Cohan   Drum Technician
Scruffy Wallace   Composer,Whistle
Ryan Mall   Engineer
Tim Brennan   Arranger,Composer,Whistle
"Uncle" Pete Macphee   Illustrations
Kerry Brett   Layout Photography
Matt Kelly   Arranger,Composer
Danny Gallagher   Photo Assistance
Luke Postill   Engineer
Michael "Mo" Lapierre   Demo Engineer
Pat Lynch   Arranger,Composer

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