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The Porters: A Tribute to Arthur GuinnessA Tribute to Arthur Guinness (2002)
Reviewer Rating: 3
Contributed by: JiveSideJiveSide
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Fill your pints, tighten your dancing shoes, and grab a guy or gal ‘cause the party is getting underway. The Porters are here with their latest recording “A Tribute to Arthur Guinness” and they have come to kick some ass for the pride of Ireland, even if they are German musicians with names like Sascha and Volker O’Porter. But national birth aside, this band recognizes that what the people want is good music, great beer, and a party that lasts all night. And they deliver with whiskey on their breath and steel toes on their feet, chanting “If you want your child to grow/Give him a jar of porter.” The tradition of Irish drinking songs in punk clubs began with Shane McGowan and the Pogues and is still going strong with Germany’s The Porters, affecting their accents accordingly. Loud guitars, pounding drums, shredded vocals, mandolins, accordions, whistles, fiddles, thumping bass, and confessions a plenty of courtly love, political commentary, outlaws, and of course many empty pints of beer in the early hours. “We are the Porters, we drink beer!” That’s the anthem, get yr damn glasses filled.
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