Ahh yes, Saint Patrick’s Day. The day where everyone goes out, pretends they can jig, and gets ridiculiously wasted to celebrate the day this dude was stoned to death. I actually wound up going out, and the one good thing about St. Patrick’s Day is that bars actually play tolerable music for once in their miserable existence. There was a lot of Dropkick Murphys played yesterday, and it took me back.
It’s been a while since I’ve listened to Boston’s favorite irish punk/oi band, so today, I figured I bust out an old favorite of mine, Dropkick Murphys “Do or Die”. I used to listen to “Do or Die” all the time back in the day, and it was the first full length from DKM, released back in 1998 (really? over 12 years old?)
With it’s catchy choruses, drunken oi chants, and mid-tempo anthems, “Do or Die” is a punk rock classic. Songs like “Barroom Hero” and “Boys On The Dock” show the gritty punk rock influences, while “Finnegan’s Wake” and “Cadence To Arms” will get all the faux Michael Flatleys out and dancing.
Working class, heritage acknowledging music, Dropkick Murhpy’s “Do or Die” is punk rock from the heart.