Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Flogging Molly



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.

24 comments:

  1. I really enjoy Flogging Molly some of my favorite songs to play at the bar are from flogging molly

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  2. The first album is the best in my opinion

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  3. After listening the last song, I feel like 10 years older. Good stuff man.

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  4. Went to see them in Austin once at Emo's.

    Great show and great band.

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  5. Flogging Molly is a great band in general. Even more so when drunk.

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  6. Damn sorry about what those assholes did man :/

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  7. Good songs. I'll have to check out more flogging molly.

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  8. Not my kind of music but interesting none the less following to see more.

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  9. cool I love a good Irish band

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  10. Its only 12 dollars man. You may as well have gone...

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  11. AD: It's "only" a 12 inch penis. Do you still want TicketBastard to fuck you with it? Plus, like I said, the base price went up by $13 from last year. Then there's driving to consider.

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  12. Hell yes Flogging Molly! Going to see them in a couple weeks :D

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  13. i love floggin molly, def gunna follow you now that i found, like ur other posts too

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  14. You, kind sir, have an excellent taste in the art of music.

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  15. hahah, I like it. Much like a fusion of the Dropkick Murphy's and Rise Against. And I mean that in a good way.

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  16. i went to the warped tour just to see flogging molly one year.. they put on a great show, i am sorry that happened to you... follwing

    http://randomramblingggg.blogspot.com/

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