"The Gang's All Here," the sophomore release byDropkick Murphys, is a must to add to your CD collection. TheIrish-Boston punk band does it again with a superb CD, full offast, upbeat melodies. They added a new singer, Al Barr, totheir already very talented group. With songs like "Curseof the Fallen Soul," written in memory of a longtimefriend, they show how devoted they are to their music. Othergreat songs like "The Gang's All Here" and"Blood and Whiskey" also help to display the band'stalent. To help them show off their deep Irish roots, theyfeature bagpipes and fiddles in many songs. Their last CD,"Do Or Die," was more experimental and had a widerange off fast and slow songs, while the new CD gets rightdown to fast and hard classic punk rock. So, if you arelooking for a punk CD out of the ordinary, look no furtherthan Dropkick Murphy.
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