Paint the Town Red: The Best of the Mahones

Paint the Town Red: The Best of the Mahones

by The Mahones

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Paint the Town Red: The Best of the Mahones

This best of the Mahones release covers their most beloved songs from their 1994 Celtic rock debut Draggin' the Days through their 2001 roots rocker Here Comes Lucky. It quite clearly chronicles their gradual shift away from Pogues-clones and toward Tom Petty-like heartland rockers. While those may be the two most obvious influences at their respective stages in development, the Mahones have still carved their own unique style and etched their name firmly into the Canadian musical landscape. Song's like "Across the USA," "Draggin' the Days," and "Drunken Lazy Bastard," are reflective of their raucous yet infectious style that has endeared them, not only to their Canadian brethren, but also to those in the know in both Europe and the United States. The 17 tracks on Paint the Town Red are a suitable and accurate introduction to this band, but the real key to this release is the bonus live CD entitled Live at the Horseshoe. It was recorded in September of 2000, prior to the release of Here Comes Lucky. An energetic date, it concentrates more on the Irish folk-punk style that first attracted attention to this band. Yes, several selections from the live CD are also included on the "best of" disc; however, the comparison and contrast between the studio and stage is noteworthy and deserving of a nearly two hour listen.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/08/2011
Label: True North
UPC: 0620638030523
catalogNumber: 305
Rank: 93741

Tracks

  1. Across The U.S.A.
  2. Draggin' the Days
  3. Back Home
  4. Drunken Lazy Bastard
  5. Rise Again
  6. Paint the Town Red
  7. Celtic Pride
  8. 100 Bucks
  9. Streets of New York
  10. When It Comes Around
  11. This Old Town
  12. Cocktail Blue
  13. Shake Hands With the Devil
  14. One Last Shot
  15. Queen and Tequila
  16. Here Comes Lucky
  17. Is This Bar Open Til' Tomorrow?
  18. Paint the Town Red
  19. Rise Again
  20. Drunken Night in Dublin
  21. Rose and Crown
  22. Shake Hands With the Devil
  23. Across the U.S.A.
  24. Going Back to Dublin
  25. Whiskey Devil
  26. 100 Bucks
  27. Drunken Lazy Bastard
  28. Is This Bar Open 'til Tomorrow
  29. Teenage Kicks

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