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Monday, January 04, 2010

Dropkick Murphys : Which Side Are You On ? 2001




This is a very Rare Vinyl Lp Accoustic Session , not even available in the Anazon , 11 track lp recorded 2/4/2001 at an acoustic radio session at WFNA .

Not available on CD


Dropkick Murphys are an American Celtic punk band formed in Quincy, Massachusetts .
First playing together in the basement of a friend's barbershop , they blended traditional folk rock and punk rock known as Celtic punk . Their influences include Stiff Little Fingers , The Pogues , The Clash , Thin Lizzy , The Dubliners , Hot Water Music , and the Swingin' Utters .


The band has made a name for itself and built a following as a result of their non-stop touring all over the world and their St. Patrick's Day weekend shows , which are held in and around Boston . The group is also well-known for their patronage of the Boston Red Sox and Bruins .

Dropkick Murphys have been known for supporting working class and union causes , and have a strong relationship with the AFL-CIO . The band has said that they are all Democrats , and during the 2004 United States presidential election were part of Punkvoter , a political activist group dedicated to defeating George W. Bush .
That year they also appeared on the Rock Against Bush , Vol. 2 compilation contributing the song " We Got the Power ".

Rock Against Bush was a project mobilizing punk and alternative musicians against the 2004 U.S. Presidential re-election campaign of George W. Bush. It was inspired by the idea of creating a vibe of anti-war and pro-peace sentiment, similar to the Rock Against Racism tour of the late 70's (which featured such bands as The Clash, and more directly inspired by the Rock Against Reagan tour of the 80's (which featured bands Fat Mike of NOFX was more familiar with, such as MDC).

Band members

Al Barr – lead vocals
Ken Casey – bass guitar, lead vocals
Matt Kelly – drums, bodhran, vocals
James Lynch – guitar, vocals
Scruffy Wallace – bagpipes, tin whistle
Tim Brennan – guitar, accordion, vocals
Jeff DaRosa – acoustic guitar, banjo, bouzouki, keyboard, mandolin, whistle, organ, vocals.

WHICH SIDE ARE YOU ON ?


Come all you good workers good news to you I'll tell
Of how the good old union has come in here to dwell.

Which side are you on?
Which side are you on?

My daddy was miner and I'm a miner's son
and I'll stick with the union 'til every battles done.

Which side are you on?
Which side are you on?

They say in Harlan County there are no neutrals there
you'll either be a union man or a thug for J.H. Blair

Which side are you on?
Which side are you on?

Oh workers can you stand it? Oh tell me how you can
Will you be a lousy scab or will you be a man?

Which side are you on?
Which side are you on?

Don't scab for the bosses don't listen to their lies
Us poor folks haven't got a chance unless we organize.

Which side are you on?
Which side are you on?
Which side are you on?
Which side are you on?


TRACXS :

SIDE ONE

1. The Torch
2. Boys On The Docks
3. Which Side Are You Are On ?
4. The Gangs All Here
5. Wild Rover
6. Amazing Grace





SIDE TWO

1. The Fighting 69 th
2. Fortunate Son
3. The Rocky Road To Dublin
4. Finnegan ' s Wake
5. HoedoWn On The MBTA




THE GANGS ALL HERE


Well the devil's nipping at your heels and this time it's for real
A lonely hunger starts to gnaw as you wash away the pain
Of another desperate dead end day forever filled with sadness
To forget about the pain you take your bottle, drink your grain

Chorus

Singing Hail, Hail, the Gangs All Here.
Leave your worries at the door boy, they're not going anywhere
Hail, hail the gang's all here
When the going gets tough, I know my friends will still be there

Well you're walking down the road and the wind is in your face
You're down and out and the unemployment line's a mile long
The money in your pocket may not get you through the day
But cheer up son I know a place where mugs like us belong



Pick your heart up off the ground though I'm sure it weights a ton
You're no better or no worse than any mothers son
Though you're up against all odds and you're backed against the wall
You recall the cheer, "The Gang's All Here" and shout!


Format : Vinyl LP
Label : ? ( There are not informations )
Made in : ? ( No informations in the album )

Size : 75 MB
Bitrate : 320

HERE

Dedicaded to my friend Tasos Rancid

4 comments:

  1. I love this band SO MUCH.

    shipping up to boston is the anthem of my life since i spend so much time up there at doctors.

    thanks for featuring this great band.

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  2. οι murphys γ**ανε. σουπερ.

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  3. ela..nato k se post to Murphaki.Trelo k spanio vynilio.Oi exontes to,tyxeroi popofardoi.

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