The new Dropkick Murphy’s album is less than a month away (it comes out March 1), and definitely worthy of a blog post, as it features Bruce Springsteen! Also featured is Fat Mike of NOFX, Chris Cheney from The Living End, and Bostonian actor/comedian, Lenny Clarke.
The album will tell the story of Cornelius, an Irish immigrant in America, through the Murphy’s experiences.
The Murphy’s Al Barr, states he hopes “fans can listen to Going Out in Style with the same excitement we have. It’s all about family and friends for us. No bullshit…we don’t like to convolute things. That translates to the music, and the fans appreciate it” (I added the bold).
The song with Bruce Springsteen is a new take on the old “Peg o’ My Heart”. On it, Ken Casey and Bruce swap verses. Casey says “it has a classic old fifties rock and roll feel”. And we know the Murphy’s can do nice work on classics, such as “Tessie”, “Amazing Grace”, and “The Rocky Road to Dublin” to name a few. Also putting Woody Guthrie’s “I’m Shipping Up to Boston” to music. “I’m Shipping Up to Boston” of course made them a household name for many. It was from their 2005 album The Warrior’s Code.
If you are not familiar with the Dropkick Murphy’s, here is one of their many many awesome tracks. This is also from their 2005 album The Warrior’s Code, a little ditty by the name of “Sunshine Highway”.