Dropkick Murphys / The Casualties

Dropkick Murphys / The Casualties: Live in TampaLive in Tampa (2003)
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Reviewer Rating: 4
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Contributed by: EdgieEdgie
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Before I begin reviewing the show, I'd just like to say that throwing in "OI OI UP THE PUNX" is completely unnecessary. Yes, it was cool.. before it was done for the 2000th time. I know, I know.. you'll just have to find some other sort of way to be witty, okay? On to the actual review. This kic.

Before I begin reviewing the show, I'd just like to say that throwing in "OI OI UP THE PUNX" is completely unnecessary. Yes, it was cool.. before it was done for the 2000th time. I know, I know.. you'll just have to find some other sort of way to be witty, okay? On to the actual review.

This kickass event took place at the Masquerade in Ybor City, a pretty decent venue. The sound system usually isn't that great, but this night it was pretty damn on. There were a pretty wide range of people there, from the kids who are into the more poppier punk to the skins and then to the liberty spiked punks. Very few fights throughout the night, which was both a good thing and extremely shocking.

The first band was Roger Miret and the Disasters, who came out to 'One of These Days', popularized by Operation Ivy, at least in the punk scene. After the intro, they immediately went into their set. While I wasn't personally familiar with the material, and seemingly not many others were there, they still sent the crowd into some great circle pits no matter what song they were playing. For those not familiar at all with them, their music style is pretty straight forward, but it rocks quite hard. They performed two covers that night as well, the Clash's Career Opportunities and Gotta Go. A damn fine band that'd be just as comfortable headlining shows as opening them.

Up next were the Casualties, everyone's favorite street punk band. You can make fun of their lyrical quality and straight forward sound all you want, but they really can put on a show. Every one of their song's kept a circle pit in motion, and unlike Roger Miret, they had a number of kids jumping on stage to sing along and dive off. This was the first time I've seen them as the Masquerade, and they played just as well here as they did at smaller venues. And like Roger Miret and the Disasters, the Casualties easily could have headlined a tour with all the fans they have. Despite the fact everyone here seems to hate them, they do have quite the number of kids who love them.

And, finally, the Dropkick Murphys came up and launched into Cadence of Arms. DKM put on an amazing show, covering songs from Do or Die to Blackout. While they put on a fantastic set, I'm going to have to complain about the crowd for a moment. For one, there was way too much pogoing around. Dance, thrash, climb up on someone's shoulders.. do something else, just don't stand there and jump up and down, you damn sissy. There was supposedly a skinhead fight during their set, but I completely missed it.

As far as their setlist goes, played entirely too much from Blackout. I'm glad they enjoy the album so much, but to be honest, five songs from it was a bit excessive. It's not a horrible album, but it's just lacking something from their earlier CDs. And sadly, they didn't play Kiss Me I'm Shitfaced, which I really expected them to play. For their encore, they came out and, of course, played Boys on the Dock followed by Skinhead on the MBTA. Both songs made the crowd go fucking nuts.

Aside from the minor complaints, it was a damn great show. It was definately worth the twelve dollars I paid to see it. I highly recommend going.


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Anonymous (April 8, 2006)

im totally gonna go the casualties are like the soundtrack to my life i love what there doing....taking on the world!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Perhaps the dropkick murphys arent that bad afterall?

Anonymous (October 23, 2003)

all the people out there who are complaining/argueing over the nancy sinatra song are a bunch of losers....why don't you all agree that it's pretty much a "traditional" arranged by a different punk band every year.

Anonymous (October 21, 2003)

You were complaining about 5 songs from Blackout??? When they played in Rochester they played 11 songs off Blackout! Two of the three songs they skipped were "This is your life" and "Kiss me i'm shitfaced". I'm so glad they didn't paly "shitfaced". That ties the "Spicy Mchaggis Jig" as my LEAST favorite DKM song ever.

TheOneTrueBill (October 21, 2003)

they just are d00d

Anonymous (October 20, 2003)

I'd like to know how the casulties are sell-outs

Edgie (October 20, 2003)

Operation Ivy titled their song One of These Days. The original, sung by Nancy Sinatra and written by Lee Hazlewood, was entitled These Boots Are Made for Walkin'. The version that played before Roger Miret & the Disasters took the stage was the original, by Nancy Sinatra, and thus would be titled These Boots Are Made for Walkin'. It's a great song, and anyone who enjoyed Operation Ivy's rendition should go and at least download the original off Kazaa or something. I'm not sure why Operation Ivy felt the need to change the name of the track, but the fact that all of the versus were left out of OpIv's version might have something to do with it. Sadly, I didn't learn all this till after I wrote the review up, or I would have included something about it in the review, but oh well.

Anonymous (October 20, 2003)

To the guy that supports pogoing

first of all:fuck you

second of all:check your op-ivy dip shit, at least when they play that song it's called one of these days

third of all:i'd pay triple the ticket cost of that shit show to see propagandhi

ZLNFTOC (October 20, 2003)

Thanks for the reply Edgie. I was just kind of shocked that Agnostic Front got the crowd singing along so quick. I didn't know the words but did do the little "Oi Oi Oi!" part while many others circle pitted you crazy pitsers! LOL.

Anonymous (October 20, 2003)

First of all, "One of These Days" is actually called "These Boots Are Made For Walking".

Second, there's nothing wrong with "pogoing around". It's a lot better than "thrashing" into people (especially ones who might whip yer Hot Topic wardrobed-ass.

Third, fuck Propaghandi.

Skinhead Creep

Edgie (October 19, 2003)

Yeah, there was a pretty big response to Gotta Go, definately bigger than any other song they played. I'm not sure how many kids up in the front were singing, but I know a lot of kids were singing while circle pitting, myself included.

ZLNFTOC (October 19, 2003)

Nice review but one question: did everyone go nuts and sing along when Roger did "Gotta Go?" When I saw Agnostic Front this summer at the Fiend Fest, they really elicited a strong response from the crowd on that tune (myself included).

Anonymous (October 19, 2003)

"stick the fucking flag up your goddamn ass, you skinhead creep" -propaghandi

Anonymous (October 19, 2003)

i thought punk was dead, ohh wait, yea it is, the casualties are sell outs

Anonymous (October 19, 2003)

you, below me, are a jackass.

Anonymous (October 19, 2003)

I like the Casualties cuz they're fun, just because their music isn't trying to give you some great epiphany, or trying to be the greatest piece of art ever doesn't mean they're not worthwile, i like both stupid and smart music

Anonymous (October 19, 2003)

Roger Miret is a scumbag!

Anonymous (October 18, 2003)

Well, the reason you only hear from the kids who hate the casualties is simply because they are the only ones who can read and write.

Anonymous (October 18, 2003)

Yeah Roger Miret!

TheOneTrueBill (October 18, 2003)

and also, 7 Seconds and Government Issue covered "One Of these Days."

All three versions kick ass though.

TheOneTrueBill (October 18, 2003)

telling people not to make obvious jokes is just as dumb as people making the stupid jokes.

I hate us all.

THAT_GUY (October 18, 2003)

Roger Miret IS the singer of Agnostic Front, and both Agnostoc Front and Roger Miret and the Disasters have both headlined shows. Although the former at larger venues than the latter. And the Casualties did a headlining tour last year around this time of year.

Also, I'm ashamed at DKM for playing the night of the Bouncing Souls/Strike Anywhere show. For shame. Eh, at least I have free tickets to BS/SA, so I'll be going to that.

Anonymous (October 17, 2003)

Roger Miret is the lead singer of Agnostic Front, and unless there's two people with that name that just so happen to be frontment of street punk bands, I'd assume that the Roger Miret of Roger Miret and the Disasters is the same Roger Miret as the one that Sings for Agnostic Front(there now i won't look like a moron if that crazy chance happening happens)

Anonymous (October 17, 2003)

bite me. lol. what kind of a dumb name is roger miret anyways? and what stupid band was he in for crying out loud?


Mr_Pink (October 17, 2003)

Please say that was a joke.

Anonymous (October 17, 2003)

and what band would that be dumbass? this roger miret fellow sounds like a douche.


recordings (October 17, 2003)

roger & the distasters: A damn fine band that'd be just as comfortable headlining shows as opening them.

im pretty sure rogers headlined a few shows in his day...just a guess :)

Anonymous (October 17, 2003)

Oi oi oi its teh casaulities up the punx!!! oi oi oi

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