Dropkick Murphys

Profile:
Oi! Punk band from Boston, MA, formed in 1996 by Ken Casey (bass/vocals), Rick Barton (guitar) and Mike McColgan (vocals). The band is known for its Oi!/punk sound, its frequent covers of Irish standards, and lyrics which often focus on unions and working class ethics and concerns. In 1998, the band signed to Hellcat Records, a label run by members of Rancid and connected to Epitaph Records. After the release of their first LP, "Do Or Die", Mike McColgan left the band to pursue his desire to become a firefighter. The split was amicable and McColgan would return to music a few years later, fronting the Street Dogs. He was replaced by Al Barr. Rick Barton left after the band's second album, "The Gang's All Here" to pursue outside interests. By the release of their next album, "Sing Loud, Sing Proud", the band had expanded to include Casey, Barr, longtime drummer Matt Kelly, 2 guitarists, a mandolin player, and a bagpipe player.

In 2004, the Dropkick Murphys recorded and released the song "Tessie", an old tune associated with the Boston Red Sox baseball team. The song was featured in the movie "Fever Pitch". In 2006, the band recorded "I'm Shipping Up To Boston", which used lyrics from an old Woody Guthrie poem and was featured in the movie "The Departed". It remains perhaps their best-known song.

In 2007, the Dropkick Murphys formed their own record label, Born & Bred Records, to release their material.

Current lineup:
Al Barr - lead vocals
Ken Casey - lead vocals, bass
Matt Kelly - drums, bodhran, vocals
James Lynch - guitar, vocals
Tim Brennan - guitar, accordion, vocals
Jeff DaRosa - mandolin, banjo, bouzouki, whistle, acoustic guitar, keyboard, vocals
Scruffy Wallace - bagpipes
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Albums

none Dropkick Murphys - Dropkick Murphys album art Dropkick Murphys Dropkick Murphys(Cass, S/Sided) Not On Label (Dropkick Murphys Self-released) none US 1996 Sell This Version
80407-2 Dropkick Murphys - Do Or Die album art Dropkick Murphys Do Or Die (Album) Hellcat Records 80407-2 US 1997 Sell This Version
E80413-2 Dropkick Murphys - The Gang's All Here album art Dropkick Murphys The Gang's All Here (Album) Hellcat Records E80413-2 US 1999 Sell This Version
TAANG! 143 Dropkick Murphys - Mob Mentality album art Dropkick Murphys / The Business Dropkick Murphys / The Business - Mob Mentality (Album) Taang! Records, Taang! Records TAANG! 143 US 2000 Sell This Version
80430-1 Dropkick Murphys - Sing Loud, Sing Proud! album art Dropkick Murphys Sing Loud, Sing Proud! (Album) Hellcat Records 80430-1 US 2000 Sell This Version
0437-2 Dropkick Murphys - Live On St. Patrick's Day album art Dropkick Murphys Live On St. Patrick's Day (Album) Hellcat Records 0437-2 Europe 2002 Sell This Version
0446-2A Dropkick Murphys - Blackout album art Dropkick Murphys Blackout (Album) Hellcat Records 0446-2A Netherlands 2003 Sell This Version
0472-1 Dropkick Murphys - The Warrior's Code album art Dropkick Murphys The Warrior's Code (Album) Hellcat Records 0472-1 Europe 2005 Sell This Version
LETV009LP, none Dropkick Murphys - The Meanest Of Times album art Dropkick Murphys The Meanest Of Times (Album) Born & Bred Records LETV009LP, none UK 2007 Sell This Version
WINE-0016/B Dropkick Murphys - Live On Lansdowne Boston MA (March 12 - March 17 2009 Seven Shows Six Nights) album art Dropkick Murphys Live On Lansdowne Boston MA (March 12 - March 17 2009 Seven Shows Six Nights) (Album) Born & Bred Records WINE-0016/B Japan 2010 Sell This Version
COOKCD536PROMO Dropkick Murphys - Going Out In Style album art Dropkick Murphys Going Out In Style (Album) Born & Bred Records COOKCD536PROMO UK 2011 Sell This Version
DKM1-530487 Dropkick Murphys - Live At Fenway Park album art Dropkick Murphys Live At Fenway Park (Album) Born & Bred Records DKM1-530487 US 2012 Sell This Version
DKM2-532420 Dropkick Murphys - Signed And Sealed In Blood album art Dropkick Murphys Signed And Sealed In Blood (Album) Born & Bred Records DKM2-532420 US 2013 Sell This Version
BB-007 Dropkick Murphys - 11 Short Stories Of Pain & Glory album art Dropkick Murphys 11 Short Stories Of Pain & Glory (Album, Single) Born & Bred Records BB-007 US 2017 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

none Dropkick Murphys - Split 7inch album art Dropkick Murphys / Ducky Boys* Dropkick Murphys / Ducky Boys* - Split 7inch (EP) Flat Records (2) none US 1996 Sell This Version
CYCD 105 Dropkick Murphys - Boys On The Docks album art Dropkick Murphys Boys On The Docks (EP) Cyclone Records CYCD 105 US 1997 Sell This Version
none Dropkick Murphys - Tattoos And Scally Caps album art Dropkick Murphys Tattoos And Scally Caps (EP) GMM Records none US 1997 Sell This Version
CYR 103 Dropkick Murphys - Fire And Brimstone album art Dropkick Murphys Fire And Brimstone Cyclone Records CYR 103 US 1997 Sell This Version
PSR-012 Dropkick Murphys - Split 7 Inch album art Dropkick Murphys / The Bruisers* Dropkick Murphys / The Bruisers* - Split 7 Inch(7", EP) Pogostick Records PSR-012 US 1997 Sell This Version
KOEP082 Dropkick Murphys - German Lager Vs. Irish Stout album art Dropkick Murphys / Oxymoron Dropkick Murphys / Oxymoron - German Lager Vs. Irish Stout (EP) Flat Records (2) KOEP082 Germany 1998 Sell This Version
TKO Round 5 Dropkick Murphys - TKO Records Presents The 1998 Street Punk Title Bout album art Anti-Heros Vs Dropkick Murphys Anti-Heros Vs Dropkick Murphys - TKO Records Presents The 1998 Street Punk Title Bout TKO Records TKO Round 5 US 1997 Sell This Version
TKO ROUND 14 , none Dropkick Murphys - Curse Of A Fallen Soul album art Dropkick Murphys Curse Of A Fallen Soul (EP) TKO Records, Hellcat Records TKO ROUND 14 , none US 1998 Sell This Version
6820 Dropkick Murphys - Unity album art Dropkick Murphys / Agnostic Front Dropkick Murphys / Agnostic Front - Unity (EP) Flat Records (2) 6820 US 1999 Sell This Version
#143, TAANG 143-7 Dropkick Murphys - Mob Mentality album art Dropkick Murphys / The Business Dropkick Murphys / The Business - Mob Mentality Taang! Records, Taang! Records #143, TAANG 143-7 US 2000 Sell This Version
HR # 52 Dropkick Murphys - Live On A Five Volume 4 album art Dropkick Murphys Live On A Five Volume 4 (Single) Headache Records HR # 52 US 2000 Sell This Version

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