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Dropkick Murphys: The Warrior's CodeThe Warrior's Code (2005)
Hellcat Records

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To be a punk band at this level of popularity is to wear a fairly big target. While the Dropkick Murphys' detractors are inevitable, they seem to be some of the most simultaneously vocal and hopelessly irrational around. The Murphys, tough working class exterior aside, have always seemed conscious o.
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To be a punk band at this level of popularity is to wear a fairly big target. While the Dropkick Murphys' detractors are inevitable, they seem to be some of the most simultaneously vocal and hopelessly irrational around. The Murphys, tough working class exterior aside, have always seemed conscious of this. Looking back on their catalogue, it really does seem at times that they've made efforts to accommodate their dissenters and "fix what's broken." Whether this is rooted in genuine concern for the fans or typical artistic self-consciousness is up for debate, but with The Warrior's Code, the Murphys sound, for the first time in years, like they're creating for themselves.

It makes every bit of sense that after the celebrated Do Or Die, some purists went on the attack. The departure of a lead vocalist isn't the easiest pill to swallow, especially when the singer is so damn likable. However, I'll argue that every mistake the Murphys made since has been overblown by fans still hung up on that change. In the four records that followed, there was really never a cataclysmic lapse in judgement (to be hip, that "shark-jumping moment"), but to read the complaints of once-devoted listeners, it sure as hell seems like there was.

So are you tired of it yet? Maybe it's time we recognise that the Dropkick Murphys' longevity, fan-base and level of success all exist because they're quite a good band.

The Warrior's Code is the best recording the Dropkick Murphys have released since their debut. Finally, they sound like they have nothing to prove. The cloud of past glories that hung over their past work is no longer a factor. The Gang's All Here was, of course, written off by a good segment of the band's fanbase. It was the first album after the big change and the shock alone overpowers its particular strengths and weaknesses. Sing Loud, Sing Proud suffered from putting too much emphasis on the Celtic elements (having Shane MacGowan around didn't help). Blackout was the reaction record, scaling back the cultural aspects and turning up the guitars, but it lacked character. All these albums had their moments, but you couldn't get past the feeling that the Dropkick Murphys didn't feel entirely comfortable in their own skin.

That's why The Warrior's Code is such a success. Here is the first time that the Dropkick Murphys sound completely natural. There's nothing shoehorned. Neither side of the band's personality is dominant (and in fact, they're not even in conflict). This time out the Murphys are trying to please nobody but themselves, and the result is the most charming and smart record since Do Or Die.

"Sunshine Highway" is an achievement; Its chorus is the best pop melody the band has ever crafted. I know they covered "Fortunate Son" once, but if they keep writing punchy roots rock songs of this calibre, the Murphys may yet assume the role of some sort of modern day Creedence. "Citizen C.I.A." thrashes by like a good bit of 80's hardcore. Lyrically, it puts to bed any questions about the band's reaction to current U.S. foreign policy. It's paired up with a cover of Eric Bogle's "The Green Fields Of France," a war song of another type. Al Barr's sentimental turn in the ballad is wonderful and a side of him we don't often hear. "I'm Shipping Up To Boston," another lyrical find from the Guthrie archives, appears again here with the screws tightened. The booming percussion and over-the-top delivery just heightens the absurdist words. "Wicked Sensitive Crew" shouldn't be ignored because it's light-hearted. Despite its bewildering fixation with the Darkness' meat-suit wearing frontman, it addresses many lingering criticisms about the band. "Crew" sticks its tongue out at the usual misconceptions, proving the Murphys are aware of their detractors and mature enough to have some fun with them and move on.

Overall, The Warrior's Code gets the mix right. This is a dynamic record that frequently changes gears between faster punk and hardcore tracks and more subtle renditions of traditional material. While they've not departed from their established style, it seems that the Murphys' songwriting is in perfect sync with their ambition.

 

 
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AlexSxE (June 11, 2008)

unbelievable record. i'm a die hard yankee fan who hates the sox but i have to say that Tessie is a great song.

wojtila (November 16, 2006)

not bad but not their best
Warrior“s Code and Captain Kelly's Kitchen are fucking great songs

Anonymous (January 29, 2006)

Fuck Johnny Damon. If I didn't already have enough reason not to listen to Tessie, I have it now. Apparently he shares gang vocals in it.

And I thought this album was the best effort in a long time, but was very over-hyped and over-rated. Sunshine Highway in my own opinion is one of the worst songs they've ever made, but there are solid moments in it, definately a step in the right direction with songs like The Auld Triangle and Citizen CIA.

And the next album will be even better if they stop stealing songs from Woody Guthrie and write some of their own music again.

orangeorderpunk (January 12, 2006)

AMAZING. best album in, well....forever. and anyone who says that the bagpipes are bad can go to hell. who cares if they're not irish. scottsmen, irishmen....all that matters is that is celtic (and we all hate the english...sorry, braveheart speaking there).

keep up the good work boys. and incidentally, does anyone know where i might be able to find tickets to the st paddy's day bash in boston? world_or_bust@hotmail.com if you 've got any ideas

klonny (January 8, 2006)

Killer album. Although it was a little hard to listen to the first time, the 3rd time around I figured out how good it was. A few songs here and there are 'Meh', but songs like Warrior's Code, Captain Kelly's Kitchen were more 'WHOA'.

But then there's The Auld Triangle.

One of the greatest songs I've ever heard. A spectacular hard punk cover for an old celtic song. Kudos!

Anonymous (November 26, 2005)

What ever you consider good, this is the exact oppiste of that. I compare DKM to a dull knife. They were sharp on Do or Die, but then they just kept on stabbing away and never took the time to sharpen it. So now you have a dull boring knife with no edge to it that couldn't cut through a sheet of paper. It is really a shame because I'm a huge fan.

Anonymous (October 22, 2005)

Brilliant.

Anonymous (September 29, 2005)

I have been a long fan of the Dropkick Murphys. I know much about what they can do, as do all their other true fans. But Not only am I extremely disappointed in this album, but I feel as though they are trying to bring in a new genre of fans. With songs like Sunshine highway, I see floods of rich White suburbia kids who think they have it hard, crowding the mosh pits, wondering why we are behaving so rough. I will remain behind this band no matter what, 100%, but I am truly upset by this album.

Bastardzach (August 6, 2005)

The Dropkick Murphy's weakest release, excluding "Blackout", except this one is good. The Murphy's, too me are better when they play fast, balls-out punk rock, not Flogging Molly-esque fiddly-diddly Irish rock. This alblum is good, but weak in comparisson to "Do or Die", or "The Gang's all Here".

Anonymous (July 11, 2005)

this is an awesome album and any 1 who opposes ill kik your panzy little ass!

ohyeah, GO ROYALS they suk but the dont cheat like the rich teams.....damn steroids.

Anonymous (July 7, 2005)

Very disappointing, the Murphys have always been great, but they stumbled on this one. "Sunshine Highway" is an embarrassment to all long -time Dropkick Murphys fans. I certainly never complained when they replaced Mike McColgan with Al Barr, after all, when you intend to keep producing top quality street punk, what better singer than the former frontman of the Bruisers? But now I have to admit that McColgan's Street Dogs are blowing the Murphys away. The Dropkick Murphys real roots seemed to be in street punk like Cocksparrer and Sham 69 and when they choose to re-visit those roots their true strength comes through. Bagpipes were a neat novelty in rock'n'roll but it's time to back off of that stuff. AC/DC had the sense to limit it to one song even though Bon Scott had been playing the pipes for years. And besides.... bagpipes are really more Scottish than Irish anyway.

Brassknuckle Diplomacy

Anonymous (July 3, 2005)

This album ROCKS! Much better than the albums released before...

Clarkeness (June 28, 2005)

I like the Murphy's but this album sucks. What happened guys?

sXenester (June 28, 2005)

The Pogues invented Celtic Punk. Jackass.

rottingcorpse (June 27, 2005)

DKM is mediocre. but The REAL McKENZIES invented celtic-punk, and are far superior...

Scotland Forever!

Anonymous (June 26, 2005)

Get's boring after the 5th listen.

Anonymous (June 25, 2005)

I've loved these guys for years now.... This album is amazing

Anonymous (June 24, 2005)

live fast cy young

cdogg (June 24, 2005)

Everyone needs to stop insulting "Blackout." The majority of the songs ruled; search your feelings...you know it to be true!

notfeelingcreative (June 23, 2005)

I went to my local record store today with the intention of picking this up, somewhere between the time I left and the time I got to the counter, I decided to replace my long lost copy of "etc." by Jawbreaker. No regrets. I did like "do or die" and a few songs off "the gang's all here" but I'm reluctant to buy this.

tylerdurden8136 (June 23, 2005)

this really isn't all that great.

stick with flogging molly or pogues.

Anonymous (June 23, 2005)

unnessecary cover artwork... fucking skindheads with their sucking red sox baseball club... haha

Anonymous (June 23, 2005)

I got it yesterday. It's better than the last 2 albums for sure.

Anonymous (June 23, 2005)

The guy below me is soo hardcore like OMG!

Anonymous (June 23, 2005)

False irish pride all around!

Anonymous (June 23, 2005)

"Baseball isnt punk. ever."

Unless we're talking about Scot Radinsky?

Anonymous (June 23, 2005)

The guy below me is soo hardcore like OMG!

Anonymous (June 23, 2005)

bunch of boneheaded Irish wannabe tough guys who really need a lesson in pain. Go down to watts with your "prideful" clothes and your attitude and see how long your body stays intact motherfuckers.

rkl (June 23, 2005)

Dropkick Murphys - The Warrior's Code
Posted by stupidtank on 2005-06-22 13:30:44

Baseball isnt punk. ever.

yes, because being punk is conforming to the ideas of a specific group of people. FUXSUMSPORTZUPDAPUNX OI OI OI.

Anonymous (June 23, 2005)

Wow Adam, I thought that you could write better than this. Just look at those first two sentences! Ouch.

Anonymous (June 23, 2005)

I like it. I think my two favorite song on the album is :the green fields of france." I guess that I enjoy the traditional Irish music.

Anchors (June 22, 2005)

Beer will never compare to Liquor.

Beers what you drink when you have all your buddies over, and you're watching the Super Bowl, pounding beers, eating chips, and trash talking to your friends who like the opposite team.

Liquor is what you drink when you want to end up in jail with your buddies because you were running around town naked, wearing only scuba diving flippers and rubbing your bare ass on the kids in local church youth group while they're having field trip at 3 in the afternoon.

The choice is obvious.

The choice ui

Anonymous (June 22, 2005)

Fuck! I spelled "hockey" wrong...beer can make a guy do terrible things sometimes...

Anonymous (June 22, 2005)

Have never owned a DKM album. Personally I think they're a bit overrated, but they do put on a good live show. I'll give them credit for having the smarts to talk about hocket instead of baseball last time they played Vancouver (Can someone explain to me why people find baseball exciting? Maybe I just had A.D.D.)

Anonymous (June 22, 2005)

I only gave this CD a quick listen so ill get to it later.

And am I the only one who thought Blackout was great? It was overproduced but there some awesome songs.

psychoos231 (June 22, 2005)

Face to Face and Bosstones aren't around anymore and NOFX have always sucked, they only had one decent album.

Anonymous (June 22, 2005)

I forgot Lagwagon

Anonymous (June 22, 2005)

Good Bands-Bosstones, Bouncing Souls, Face to Face, Swinging Utters, Good Riddance, NOFX, Flogging Molly, and Murphys-they're just starting to suck

Anonymous (June 22, 2005)

Bosstones and DKM are nothing alike.. What bands do you consider good if these guys are "sucky"

Anonymous (June 22, 2005)

The Murphys are starting to suck! Everything seems calculated these days! I liked Sing Loud Sing Proud so I'm not a Do or Die Purist. They kind of suck live, Bouncing Souls blow them away. Everytime I see them, for some reason I compare them to the Bosstones and they don't compare. The Murphys can take that Sunshine Highway Smash Mouth song and shove it up their Ass!

Anonymous (June 22, 2005)

Actually the red sox payroll is about $100 million dollars smaller than the yankees.

psychoos231 (June 22, 2005)

DO or Die was on Hellcat numbnuts

EMOHOLOCAUST (June 22, 2005)

dropkick this album!!!!!!!1
they used to be awesome back when they had the old singer.
damn since they signed to Hellcat everything went way off.
that album from 2002 was good though.
besides i dont like going to their shows anymore coz it's flocked by nazis.
i mean irish nazis.for fuck's sake.

kirbypuckett (June 22, 2005)

GO PIRATES!

- Kirby

stupidtank (June 22, 2005)

Baseball isnt punk. ever.

Anonymous (June 22, 2005)

Oh, and the dropkick murphys were a lot better 7-8 years ago

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I doubt you listened to them back then, trying to sound all punx now arentcha?

Anonymous (June 22, 2005)

Im from Baltimore by way of Connecticut, Go RedSox-oldpunker-

siropsycho (June 22, 2005)

Yankees AND Red Sox fans are all a bunch of whiners who whine about each other and think they are the only ones that matter in baseball

Yankees have a very high payroll..well you know who's right behind the Yankees in payroll

face it, the Red Sox/Red Sox Fans are the new Yankees/Yankees Fans....they're both a bunch of habitual arrogant whiners

just be glad your favorite team wasn't destroyed by the biggest whiner of all, Peter Angelos

i'm from Baltimore and i'm with sickboi...Go Orioles (it's about damn time we're decent)

rkl (June 22, 2005)

epitaph is a major?

TheEvilMonkey (June 22, 2005)

"Just a fucked up fact. Alex rodriguez is in 1st place in the all-star ballot at 3rd base. Funny, the douchebag has made more errors than any other 3rd baseman in the AL right now . Bill Mueller on the other hand is not the power hitter rodriguez is, but is a much better clutch player. Read the fucking stats folks."

You obviously can't read because Alex Rodriguez hits well with runners in scoring position, leads the league in RBI's and HR's and steals a few bases.

I admit that I'm a Yankees fan, but that doesn't make me biased or anything like you are. I can easily see that Alex Rodriguez is the best third baseman in the AL and I can also easily see that David Ortiz is the most valuable player in the American League, even if he doesn't get the votes. I like to think of myself as a baseball fan because I don't blindly follow my team.

I still think it's funny that you'd even try to make a case that Bill Mueller is better than A-Rod.

sickboi (June 22, 2005)

Red Sox fans are just as retarded as Yankee fans. Your payroll isn't much smaller, and if you think your players aren't concerned about the almighty dollar, you're just as retarded.

Don't fuck with the Orioles.

Anonymous (June 22, 2005)

As a lifelong red sox fan I can honestly say "Fuck new york"...fuck the yankees and their $280 million payroll. Look where it's gotten them so far this year. Steinbrenner needs to get players with heart..who play their hardest no matter what their salary. These fucking egomaniacs that call themselves Yankees now? Fuck em.

Just a fucked up fact. Alex rodriguez is in 1st place in the all-star ballot at 3rd base. Funny, the douchebag has made more errors than any other 3rd baseman in the AL right now . Bill Mueller on the other hand is not the power hitter rodriguez is, but is a much better clutch player. Read the fucking stats folks.

Oh, and the dropkick murphys were a lot better 7-8 years ago.

-----Travis.

Anonymous (June 22, 2005)

this band fucking sucks. always have.

burntorangepeel (June 22, 2005)

As a (casual) Mets fan, I would just like to remind all Sox fans of Mr. Bill Buckner.

siropsycho (June 22, 2005)

"I have MVP Baseball 2005 and this song is on there. I cannot honestly hear this fuckin song one more time as it seems to play constantly during the menu screens (I bet I've heard this song at least 100 times since April). Don't get me even started on the rest of the mod dance stuff on this soundtrack (the bravery, Louis XIV, Hot Hot Heat)!!"

man, WORD on that whole paragraph

this album is really good though

psychoos231 (June 21, 2005)

to the guy below
"UP DA MA PUNX!"

Anonymous (June 21, 2005)

These guys have become mall punk. They no longer sound like the bands that were their orginal influences, such as The Pub Drunkards, Steel Toe Justice, Soldiers of the Streets, and Forcefeed.

andrew13 (June 21, 2005)

kirby: look at the suit the guy from the darkness wears... i didn't know what it was either... bu i'm assuming the gay rocker thing from the 80's like he wears and fredie mercury always wore...

shame the bucs lost to the sox 2 out of 3 games... but they did manage to shutout the sox for the first time in over a year...

Anonymous (June 21, 2005)

Right on to the guy below me. I'll save all the punk news scene police folk out there some time and just do your post for you. Here it is-

"the guy who posted fuck new york , clever. but dropkick still kicks ass no matter what. one of those bands that seems more oi! spirited than punk. theyre hooligans for fucks sake! american hooligans who love baseball! i dont much like tessie as a song but there jus t doing what all the european hooligans do for football. the business put an entire record bout soccer games! hardcore hooligan! fuck off detractors. more like motherfucking traitors! i'd like to see any of you pick up a instrument and play this well. go suck your punkest friends's dick for more street cred you fucking whiny brats

- ah yeah, what I was saying is that Dropkick Murphys have had there time - Just hurry up and quit already (god I'm Punk)think I'll get my hair straightener for my freshly dies black hair."

Anonymous (June 21, 2005)

the guy who posted fuck new york , clever. but dropkick still kicks ass no matter what. one of those bands that seems more oi! spirited than punk. theyre hooligans for fucks sake! american hooligans who love baseball! i dont much like tessie as a song but there jus t doing what all the european hooligans do for football. the business put an entire record bout soccer games! hardcore hooligan! fuck off detractors. more like motherfucking traitors! i'd like to see any of you pick up a instrument and play this well. go suck your punkest friends's dick for more street cred you fucking whiny brats!

Anonymous (June 21, 2005)

transplants review?

kirbypuckett (June 21, 2005)

I have one question...

WHAT THE HELL IS A 'MEAT SUIT?'

- Kirby

MrStabone (June 21, 2005)

great fucking band. all their shit is good in my book.

reviewer: you spelt shane's name wrong dood

It's Bartley McGowan, but it's Shane MacGowan

Jesus

stevejonestherealbones (June 21, 2005)

gay

- jones the bones

- stevejones8770@yahoo.com

Anonymous (June 21, 2005)

Do or Die and Gang's All Here are classics, Sing Loud... has its moments, but with a couple exceptions, Blackout! sounds like Dropkick as a Dropkick cover band -- it just doesn't have the originality or energy of the other three (or maybe it just sounds over-produced). I'll probably pick this one up if I can find it cheap.

And by the way, I'm with the guy who's played MVP Baseball too much. If I do buy this album, Tessie will never be played on my cd player. Well, not unless I'm driving through NYC for some reason. The only thing worse than bandwagon Yankee fans are dirty, smelly Mets fans who have bigger inferiority complexes than any Red Sox fan.

adam (June 21, 2005)

"What an idiotic comment. That album ruled, and to disregard an album based on a singer shift alone is ludicrous. Judge it on the music, not by band politics."

Correct. It is an idiotic opinion, but that's what happened. It was the first album after Mike left, and a ton of people very loudly bitched about it. I said it was irrational. I'll tweak the sentence if it's unclear.

-adam

Anonymous (June 21, 2005)

"The Gang's All Here was, of course, a write off. It was the first album after the big change and the shock alone overpowers its particular strengths and weaknesses. "

What an idiotic comment. That album ruled, and to disregard an album based on a singer shift alone is ludicrous. Judge it on the music, not by band politics.

pwfanatic (June 21, 2005)

"wHAT????? You already have it? but then you say you may still buy it.... what?????"

shh....don't tell anyone. its this little invention i just found out about, they are called mpeg layer 3s....

"That, and I'd rather keep my money out of Hellcat/Epitaph/WhateverMajorLabel's hands and in the pockets of smaller bands.

-Ken"

you jackfuck. they aren't a majorlabel and never have been a majorlabel.

Anonymous (June 21, 2005)

This is a nice return to form I think. And Hellcat does rule.

Joe

Anonymous (June 21, 2005)

Kens an idiot. Whats wrong with Hellcat bands?

Anonymous (June 21, 2005)

I dunno if this is actually irrational, but I kind of lost my love for the murphys when I heard the GC5 and Hudson Falcons split record. Here were two relatively unknown bands (at least to me) who seemed to have all the chops and energy that the murphys lost over the years.
Do the murphys suck because another band is better? Of course not, but it is certainly easier to compare and nitpick when there is a better example present. ...That, and I'd rather keep my money out of Hellcat/Epitaph/WhateverMajorLabel's hands and in the pockets of smaller bands.

-Ken

Anonymous (June 21, 2005)

Is it alright to just not like the band because they're boring?

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If that were true than yeah but its not true so no. sorry kid

ElVaquero (June 21, 2005)

Is it alright to just not like the band because they're boring?

Anonymous (June 21, 2005)

i got this and it was easily forgetable. now i am not one to wish for the old murphy's back, but they have slowly been sliding off of my radar lately. still, i will most likely buy this.

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wHAT????? You already have it? but then you say you may still buy it.... what?????

pwfanatic (June 21, 2005)

i got this and it was easily forgetable. now i am not one to wish for the old murphy's back, but they have slowly been sliding off of my radar lately. still, i will most likely buy this.

Anonymous (June 21, 2005)

Just picked this up, makes you forget blackout even existed, one of there best-oldpunker-

crazytoledo (June 21, 2005)

That's why Xbox's custom soundtracks is your friend.

Anonymous (June 21, 2005)

"There's not enough baseball talk here, damn Canucks. Even though the Red Sox just whooped the shit out of the Pirates, two games to one, it should be mentioned that the Dropkick Murphy's rendition of 'Tessie' is amazing. They included it on here, I wish it would have remained native to the EP, but everyone should hear this and listen to it before their summer softball games."

I have MVP Baseball 2005 and this song is on there. I cannot honestly hear this fuckin song one more time as it seems to play constantly during the menu screens (I bet I've heard this song at least 100 times since April). Don't get me even started on the rest of the mod dance stuff on this soundtrack (the bravery, Louis XIV, Hot Hot Heat)!!

I hate when video games have soundtracks with only like 12 songs because if you play the game enough times you start to really hate these songs (sometimes you can't turn off the menu songs). Case in point, Goldfinger - Superman will forever be hated because of frequent playing of Tony Hawk Pro Skater back in the day. Tony Hawk Underground did it right though with that huge diverse soundtrack of like 75 songs. Don't really get sick of it.

Rant over..

This CD does kick ass though

pastepunk (June 21, 2005)

If this truly is the best album since Do or Die (it is very rare that any band is able to match their first album) then I will have to go pick this up along with the new Unseen
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Yes on the DKM... this album is terrific and I think Adam's review is right on point. As for the Unseen... it's pretty good for what it is, but in perspective, DKM has written a killer, universal rock record, and the Unseen just plays gritty, street-punk with a whole lot of energy.

Anonymous (June 21, 2005)

is there anyone else here who can't stand the original singer's voice, besides me? i wouldn't mind the first album if it weren't for the vocals.

Anonymous (June 21, 2005)

First a great review of the new Unseen Album, now a sales pitch for Dropkick Murphy's. If this truly is the best album since Do or Die (it is very rare that any band is able to match their first album) then I will have to go pick this up along with the new Unseen. Either these bands decided to go back to what makes them great or these reviewers have no clue. I will go to the local record store and find out for myself.

Anonymous (June 21, 2005)

There's not enough baseball talk here, damn Canucks. Even though the Red Sox just whooped the shit out of the Pirates, two games to one, it should be mentioned that the Dropkick Murphy's rendition of 'Tessie' is amazing. They included it on here, I wish it would have remained native to the EP, but everyone should hear this and listen to it before their summer softball games.

- Kirby

Anonymous (June 21, 2005)

Aren't Slapshots simpletons?

theundergroundscene (June 21, 2005)

this is my favorite album of theirs

you forgot to mention how awesomely the album starts off with "your spirit's alive"

but a very good review, nonetheless

and pussyfoot is really a waste of life

Anonymous (June 21, 2005)

finally a punk album is reviewed here and surprise...it“s great

gladimnotemo (June 21, 2005)

The best since their debut? Wow. Now I'm seriously considering to go buy this today.

Anonymous (June 21, 2005)

NYC rules
Alphabet city rules
East village rules
Ave A rules
Fuck Boston

Anonymous (June 21, 2005)

"Pussyfoot we already have one of you, his name is Jones the Bones.

Difference being, he's funny."

DAMN you beat me to it... even chinatown provides more humor than this clown.

Anonymous (June 21, 2005)

"Boston is nothin but a pimple on New York's ass. You could fit Boston's population on the N train during rush hour.There were more people on 3 city blocks to watch the Mets parade down Broadway iin '86 than there are in Boston. With that said, this album and the Murphys kick ass."

amen.

Anchors (June 21, 2005)

Pussyfoot we already have one of you, his name is Jones the Bones.

Difference being, he's funny.

Anonymous (June 21, 2005)

wow pussyfoot is gaurding this thread going to reply to everything he doesnt agree with.

Pussyfoot is gay!

Anonymous (June 21, 2005)

"MASSHOLE ALERT! man, you people never shut-up do you? little fucking pussies with your inane inferiority complex. what's it like to have penis-envy on a metropolitan level? you beat the yankees and you still feel the need to talk shit, just like the children you are. go help out with the 'big-dig' or whatever neanderthal shit you dumb fucks do for fun. oh, and tell the masshole girls to shave their pussies, that shit always smells rank."

um...wow...who has the problem?

not you. you definately seem on the level

- pussyfoot

Anonymous (June 21, 2005)

MASSHOLE ALERT! man, you people never shut-up do you? little fucking pussies with your inane inferiority complex. what's it like to have penis-envy on a metropolitan level? you beat the yankees and you still feel the need to talk shit, just like the children you are. go help out with the 'big-dig' or whatever neanderthal shit you dumb fucks do for fun. oh, and tell the masshole girls to shave their pussies, that shit always smells rank.

rob_rob (June 21, 2005)

i don't mean to be hatin on the band, but i think they push the whole "were from boston, unions, workers, labors" thing a little too much. And why don't they just kick the singer out, everytime i've seen them play the bass player sings like half of every song.

Anonymous (June 21, 2005)

slapshot forgot to fuck chinatown. fuck them.

fuck boston and new york. fuck all you greasy guido shitpiles and drunk boston apes and racists. you need to speak in english we can all understand motherfuckers.

north dakota knows what's up.

psychoos231 (June 21, 2005)

WOW Adam, nice review.

Anonymous (June 21, 2005)

i am bored as fuck and people from boston smell

- pussyfoot

ChokingVictim (June 21, 2005)

This is a great CD. It seems like they've taken a little everything (the likeable parts) from all their previous efforts and mixed them together for this release. My favorites are the first 2 tracks. So, so catchy,

AstoriaWarrior99 (June 21, 2005)

Boston is nothin but a pimple on New York's ass. You could fit Boston's population on the N train during rush hour.There were more people on 3 city blocks to watch the Mets parade down Broadway iin '86 than there are in Boston. With that said, this album and the Murphys kick ass.

sXenester (June 21, 2005)

Start spreading the news, because it's in your face
I guess if you like the smell of piss, it's the perfect place
The city that never sleeps, is the city I wish would die
But two planes later and you're still there, keep looking at the sky
Fuck the Yankees
Fuck the Mets
Fuck the Jets - Fuck New York!
Fuck Giuliani
Fuck Woody Allen
Fuck CBGB's - Fuck New York!
Fuck Seinfeld
Fuck Famous Rays
Fuck Times Square - Fuck New York!
Fuck the Upper West Side
Fuck the Lower East Side
Fuck Broadway - Fuck New York!
Turn on my TV and New York is everywhere
This city filled with shit, it is poisoning the air
Dirty scumbags begging change and litter in the street
The smell of trash, roasted nuts and homeless in the heat
Fuck Central Park
Fuck the port authority
Fuck Grand Central - Fuck New York!
Fuck Soho
Fuck Wall Street
Fuck Battery Park - Fuck New York!
Fuck the Giants
Fuck the Rangers
Fuck Madison Square - Fuck New York!
Fuck Spanish Harlem
Fuck the U.N.
Fuck Greenwich Village - Fuck New York!
Fuck the Brooklyn Bridge
Fuck the Holland Tunnel
Fuck the FDR Drive - Fuck New York!
Fuck the Empire State
Fuck the Chrysler
Fuck Joe Torre - Fuck New York!
Fuck Radio City
Fuck Lincoln Center
Fuck St. Patrick's - Fuck New York!
Fuck Hell's Kitchen
Fuck NYU
Fuck Washington Square - Fuck New York!
Fuck Park Avenue
Fuck MTV
Fuck Madison Ave - Fuck New York!
Fuck Edward Koch
Fuck Andy Warhol
Sex In The City - Fuck New York!
Fuck Staten Island
Fuck Queens
Fuck the Bronx Zoo
Go fuck Brooklyn
And while we're at it, fuck Long Island too!

Slapshot - "Fuck New York"

andrew13 (June 21, 2005)

i fucking love this album and the murphys. so glad when i first heard this, because i feared that they were going to continue that slide they went on with Blackout. Green Feilds of France or Auld Lange Sang are probally my favorites on the cd, but about the whole thing kicked ass beisdes Tessie. that song is just annoying. i'd agree w/ Chinatown. Not quite as good as Sing Loud, Sing Proud, but much much better than Blackout!

Anonymous (June 21, 2005)

Fuck Mickey Ward. Seriously. Total garbage, just like the soon-to-be-destroyed Arturo Gatti.

This album's a step up from Blackout!, but not as good as Sing Loud, Sing Proud! (which was inconsistent anyway).

-Chinatown

Anonymous (June 21, 2005)

Ew.

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