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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Boston's Dropkick Murphys turn in another collection of Irish-tinged punk rock on The Warrior's Code. The tempos are breakneck for the most part, and the energy is accentuated by the alternating lead vocals, a tag team of rage and bravado. That the group doesn't take itself too seriously is demonstrated on "Wicked Sensitive Crew," in which the singers discuss how they've been misunderstood as they've toured the world, when in fact they are "touchy feely sensitive guys." As if to demonstrate their sensitivity sentimentality is more like it, they cover Eric Bogle's "The Green Fields of France No Man's Land," a reflection on the loss of a soldier in World War I and the ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Boston's Dropkick Murphys turn in another collection of Irish-tinged punk rock on The Warrior's Code. The tempos are breakneck for the most part, and the energy is accentuated by the alternating lead vocals, a tag team of rage and bravado. That the group doesn't take itself too seriously is demonstrated on "Wicked Sensitive Crew," in which the singers discuss how they've been misunderstood as they've toured the world, when in fact they are "touchy feely sensitive guys." As if to demonstrate their sensitivity sentimentality is more like it, they cover Eric Bogle's "The Green Fields of France No Man's Land," a reflection on the loss of a soldier in World War I and the general futility of war that is taken at a ballad tempo and even begins with a piano. They have also been to the Woody Guthrie archive of unpublished lyrics, and come away with "I'm Shipping Up to Boston," a goofy song they set to typically blistering rock. In 2006, the song was given greater exposure when it was used in Martin Scorsese's Academy Award-winning film The Departed. The theme of war dead is brought up to date with the closing track, "Last Letter Home," the epistolary true story of a Dropkick Murphys fan who died in Iraq; the band played at his funeral. It is here that the punk rage seems to find a purpose.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/21/2005
  • Label: Hellcat Records
  • UPC: 045778047222
  • Catalog Number: 80472
  • Sales rank: 18,476

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Dropkick Murphys Primary Artist
Matt Kelly Drums, Vocals, Track Performer, Bodhran
Peter Chase Background Vocals
Bill Janovitz Background Vocals
Tom Madden Background Vocals
Tommy O'Connell Background Vocals
Ken Casey Bass Guitar, Vocals, Track Performer
Alex Burr Track Performer
Al Barr Vocals
James Lynch Guitar, Vocals, Track Performer
Marc Orrell Guitar, Accordion, Vocals, Track Performer
Scruffy Wallace Bagpipes, Track Performer
Bronson Arroyo Background Vocals
Johnny Damon Background Vocals
Lenny Dinardo Background Vocals
Jeff Horrigan Background Vocals
Doctor Charles Steinberg Background Vocals
Lance Burnett Background Vocals
Laura Casey Cello, Viola
Julie Cordeiro Background Vocals
Anders Geering Background Vocals
Josephine Lyons Background Vocals
Mark Rogoff Background Vocals
Tim Brennan Acoustic Guitar, Mandolin, Accordion
Sara Stevenson Background Vocals
Dr. Charles Steinberg Background Vocals
Julie Cordeiro Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Eric Bogle Composer
Woody Guthrie Composer
David Bianco Producer, Engineer, Audio Production
Jim Siegel Engineer
Scott Riebling Digital Editing
Dropkick Murphys Composer
Brendan Behan Composer
Ken Casey Producer, Audio Production
Jeff Lipton Mastering
Dave Westner Engineer
Traditional Composer
Brendan Maguire Guitar Techician
Jeff Horrigan Composer
Angie Carlino Cover Photo
Raymond Jeffrey Guitar Techician
Tim Brennan Whistle
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  • Posted June 18, 2012

    One of the best from this outrageously great Irish band.

    One of the best from this outrageously great Irish band.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Powerful Yet Musical Irish Punk

    If the great musical story tellers like Steve Earl, Robert Earl Keen, and Jimmy Buffett had been born later, and in Boston, and Irish, they may well be the Murphys! Lots of attitude wrapped around great songs peppered with bag pipes and real musical talent.

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