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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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Dropkick Murphys - Do Or Die album art Dropkick Murphys Do Or Die (Album) Hellcat Records US 1997 Sell This Version
Dropkick Murphys - The Gang's All Here album art Dropkick Murphys The Gang's All Here (Album) Hellcat Records US 1999 Sell This Version
Dropkick Murphys - Sing Loud, Sing Proud! album art Dropkick Murphys Sing Loud, Sing Proud! (Album) Hellcat Records US 2000 Sell This Version
Dropkick Murphys - Mob Mentality album art Dropkick Murphys / The Business Dropkick Murphys / The Business - Mob Mentality (Album) Taang! Records, Taang! Records US 2000 Sell This Version
Dropkick Murphys - Live On St. Patrick's Day album art Dropkick Murphys Live On St. Patrick's Day (Album) Hellcat Records Europe 2002 Sell This Version
Dropkick Murphys - Blackout album art Dropkick Murphys Blackout (Album) Hellcat Records Netherlands 2003 Sell This Version
Dropkick Murphys - The Warrior's Code album art Dropkick Murphys The Warrior's Code (Album) Hellcat Records Europe 2005 Sell This Version
Dropkick Murphys - The Meanest Of Times album art Dropkick Murphys The Meanest Of Times (Album) Born & Bred Records UK 2007 Sell This Version
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 Japan 2010 Sell This Version
Dropkick Murphys - Going Out In Style album art Dropkick Murphys Going Out In Style (Album) Independent Label Group, Born & Bred Records UK 2011 Sell This Version
Dropkick Murphys - Live At Fenway Park album art Dropkick Murphys Live At Fenway Park (Album) Born & Bred Records US 2012 Sell This Version
Dropkick Murphys - Signed And Sealed In Blood album art Dropkick Murphys Signed And Sealed In Blood (Album) Born & Bred Records US 2013 Sell This Version
Dropkick Murphys - 11 Short Stories Of Pain & Glory album art Dropkick Murphys 11 Short Stories Of Pain & Glory (Album, Single) Born & Bred Records US 2017 Sell This Version