Wednesday, March 17, 2010

On the Dial: Dropkick Murphy's - Live on Landsdowne

The Dropkick Murphys - Live on Landsdowne
By Mr. Design Girl

*sorry but we're having technical difficulties here at Apt528 so no music player today :(

The legendary local heroes from Quincy, representing both Boston and Irishmen everywhere, are dropping a special St. Patty's Day album (with bonus DVD) that any self-respecting Bostonian should own. 

This festive record was put together using songs from several Dropkick Murphy shows all around Beantown during the 2009 St. Patrick's Day season. All your classic sing-a-long and drink-a-long tunes are present  and accounted for (except, much to my chagrin, "Barroom Hero") on this epic, 20-track, live album.

Despite a couple of missing classics, the Dropkicks deliver with their usual high energy live performances and great versions of "The State of Massachusetts", "Flanigan's Ball", and "Tessie".

The creamy head on this pint of Guinness is the closing track, "I'm Shipping Up To Boston", the classic soundtrack cut from "The Departed". The special surprise of the song: The Mighty Mighty Bosstones! That's right Dicky Barrett and the rest of the Mighty Mighties show up, and the crowd shows its appreciation big time by erupting at their emergence on stage.

So...wear some green, grab a pint, and listen to some Dropkick Murphy's because it's St. Patrick's Day and today everyone is Irish!

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