So, last Monday, I was supposed to see this band. What stopped me? TicketBastard charging $12 in "convince" fees on top of an already inflated ticket price. Bringing the total to $40. (Oh! but I get a "free" subscription to Rolling Stones magazine..... Retail price: $12.) Now, just as a reference, for this price, I got to see a stadium show co-headlined by Alice Cooper and Rob Zombie. (The opener was Murderdolls, which is, admittedly, less known; but everyone reading this should have AT LEAST heard of one of those headliners.) This, however, was at a medium sized club. (The Tabernacle, if anyone is aware of Atlanta's venues.) And also compare this year's ticket to last year's annual Flogging Molly show, which was $15.
So, enough bitching. Let's get on to the music. Flogging Molly is a seven piece Irish punk band. If I HAD to suggest only a single album of theirs, I would say go for one their first two--Swagger & Drunken Lullabies, respectively. (That's only suggesting a single album, right?) I will say that you should probably hold off on listening to Behind the Green Door (Their "real" first album. It was recorded live a few years before they had a studio album.) until becoming more acquainted with the band as the sound quality isn't really the best. So, per usual, here are a few samples of their work.
First up, Black Friday Rule, a track off their first studio album, Swagger.
Next, the title track of their second album, Drunken Lullabies.
Now, back to Swagger, for a slower one...
Also, bonus points to anyone that recognizes this from SGU. (And many other shows/movies.)
Oh and hopefully we'll be getting a new album in May.
And so, we end our little excursion through weird music. My computer is overflowing with more of this stuff, so I can't guarantee that I'm ending this for good. For now, however, it's time to move on to something else. What that is, I have no clue. I guess we'll both find out soon enough.