Sunday, March 07, 2010

Dropkick Murphys: DOTM

Tattoos and Scally Caps
Released in February 1997 by GMM Records.
Produced by Dropkick Murphys, Ed Reamer and Don Bush.
Tracks: 4

Fire and Brimstone
Released in February 1997 by Cyclone Records.
Produced by Dropkick Murphys and Ed Reamer.
Tracks: 4

Boys on the Docks

Released in July 1997 by Cyclone Records.
Band lineup:
Mike McColgan - vocals; Rick Barton - guitar; Ken Casey - bass; Jeff Erna - drums.
Tracks: 6

Do or Die
Released in January 1998 by Hellcat Records.
Produced by Lars Frederiksen.
Lineup changes:
Matt Kelly replaced Jeff Erna on drums.
Tracks: 16
Highlights:
"Cadence to Arms"

The Early Years
Compilation album released in 1998 by Sidekicks Records.
Tracks: 19

Curse of Fallen Soul
Released in 1998 by Hellcat Records.
Tracks: 5
Lineup changes:
Al Barr replaced Mike McColgan on vocals.

The Gang's All Here
Released in March 1999 by Hellcat Records.
Produced by Lars Frederiksen.
Tracks: 16
This album reached #184 on the Billboard 200 in 1999.

Mob Mentality
Split album with The Business released in May 2000 by Taang! Records.
Tracks: 12 (5 by Dropkick Murphys)
Highlights:
"The Kids Are Alright"

The Singles Collection Volume 1
Released in May 2000 by Hellcat Records.
Tracks: 24
Consists of songs recorded before Do or Die was released.

Sing Loud, Sing Proud
Released in February 2001 by Hellcat Records.
Produced by Ken Casey.
Lineup changes:
James Lynch replaced Rick Barton on guitar and Marc Orrell was added as a 2nd guitarist.
Tracks: 16
Highlights:
"The Gauntlet"
This album reached #144 on the Billboard 200 in 2001.

Live on St Patricks Days from Boston, MA
Live album released in September 2002 by Hellcat Records.
Produced by Paul Kolderie.
Tracks: 26
Highlights:
"The Gauntlet" "Fortunate Son" and "Amazing Grace"
This album reached #156 on the Billboard 200 in 2002.

Blackout
Released in June 2002 by Hellcat Records.
Produced by Ken Casey.
Tracks: 14
Highlights:
"Walk Away"
This album reached #83 on the Billboard 200 in 2003.

Tessie
Released in August 2004 by Hellcat Records.
Produced by Tom Catlin and John Carter.
Tracks: 5

Singles Collection, Volume 2
Released in March 2005 by Hellcat Records.
Tracks: 23
Highlights:
"Fortunate Song" "It's a Long Way to the Top"

The Warriors Code
Released in June 2005 by Hellcat Records.
Produced by Ken Casey and David Bianco.
Tracks: 15
Highlights:
"The Warriors Code" "I'm Shipping Up to Boston"
This album reached #48 on the Billboard 200 in 48.

The Meanest of Times
Released in September 2007 by Born and Bred Records.
Produced by the Dropkick Murphys.
Tracks: 15
This album reached #20 on the Billboard 200 in 2007.

2 comments:

  1. I'm looking forward to that new live album.

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  2. The first DKM release that I ever got was the Fire & Brimstone 7 inch. I remember thinking that it wasn’t that great (with the exception of the song “Front Seat”). Then I got The Boys on the Docks EP and from that moment on I was hooked. Ironically that CD had a lot of the same songs as Fire & Brimstone, but the versions on the CD were a lot better.

    One little correction; The Curse of a Fallen Soul 7 inch was released on TKO Records, not HellCat. I remember getting that record when it came out. I wish that I still had it. In fact one of the things that disappointed me about the Singles Collection, Vol. 2 was that it didn’t include everything from those 7 inch records.

    The Mob Mentality split is also really good. DKM do cover two of my favorite song by The Business and their cover of The Outlets’ (which was Rick Barton’s old band) “Knock Me Down” is incredible.

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