Accordian, bagpipes, walking bass lines, and songs of brotherhood. This album is geared towards the working class punks; the guys who work 9-5 but still want to unleash, feel good, slam around, drink, and enjoy a night out with the squad; the union workers breaking their backs for a decent life. If you’re a fan of a Dropkick Murphys spirited bunch with the vocal stylings of Johnny Rotten (Sex Pistols) and Steve Diggle (Buzzcocks), with fast drum beats, accordian, and running bass lines, this is an album for you.
I even got a little hint of Queens of the Stone Age in there as well. It’s been a while since I’ve listened to this style of punk, and honestly it’s not my shot of whiskey, but that doesn’t mean it didn’t remind me of the good old days sewing on back patches before meeting up with the crew to drink beers all night. Over all, the vibe I get from the album is an ironic attack on the every day struggle of living, paying rent, brothers in arms, war, and working class heroes of all types.
For the fans of Celtic punk meets ’77 British punk, it’s a decent collaboration of styles that will surely inspire you to quit your fucking job, go grab a beer with the boys, and wrap your arms around a fellow “soldier” in salute to being a functioning part of society, while at the same time dealing with the oppression of others religions, expectations, politics, and war. So, grab this album, pop open a tallboy, and punch the shit out of that clock at the end of your work day.
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