Best of 2016: Podcast

#1 The Rumjacks: Sleepin’ Rough

Les Darcy

Kathleen

#2 The Go Set: Rolling Sound

Bones

Rolling Sound

#3 The Langer’s Ball: Whiskey Outlaws

Sword of Light

Whiskey Outlaws

#4 The Gobshites: The Whistle Before the Snap

Shane’s Dentist

Somebody Put Something

#5 Sir Reg: Modern Day Disgrace

Cranky George: Fat Lot of Good

Tunnel of Love

Sisters of Murphy: Working Stiffs Unite

Jack Haggerty

Bodh’aktan: Bodh’aktan

Besoin d’air

Bunch of Bastards: My Drinkin’ Ain’t Done

Sing with us Bastards

Mischief Brew: Bacchanal’n’Philadelphia

Every Town Will Celebrate

The Mahones – The Very Best: 25 Years of Irish Punk

Give It All Ya Got (2016)

The Winter Codes: Too Cool To Dance EP

Friend in Tullamore

Alternative Ulster: Rebellion

Riot in the Rondout

The Muckers: The Muckers

Eddie Conners

The Best of 2016

A little late but worth the wait…..and remember it’s not late till March 18th.

The Top Five:

#1 The Rumjacks: Sleepin’ Rough

#2 The Go Set: Rolling Sound

#3 The Langer’s Ball: Whiskey Outlaws

#4 The Gobshites: The Whistle Before the Snap

#5 Sir Reg: Modern Day Disgrace

The Best of the Rest (in no particular order):

Cranky George: Fat Lot of Good

Sisters of Murphy: Working Stiffs Unite

Bunch of Bastards: My Drinkin’ Ain’t Done

Bodh’aktan: Bodh’aktan

Mischief Brew: Bacchanal’n’Philadelphia

Special Shout Out to:

The Mahones – The Very Best: 25 Years of Irish Punk

The Winter Codes: Too Cool To Dance EP

New Kids on the Block:

Alternative Ulster: Rebellion

The Muckers: The Muckers

Kier Byrnes & Friends: Blarney – A Compilation of Celtic Music

Just in time for Paddy’s days comes Kier Byrnes & Friends with their take on some of your favorite traditional drinking and fighting tunes. Most of you will know Kier from his long-running Boston based alt-country band Three Day Threshold (check out Pub with no Beer on Shite’n’Onions Vol. 2). Blarney sees Kier hang up the stetson in favor of a fisherman’s cap in the very best Liam Clancy tradition to give us something best described as Alt-Celtic-America.

https://www.facebook.com/threedaythreshold/
https://threedaythreshold.bandcamp.com/

Sharks Come Cruisin: Kettle Jane

From the former whaling city of Providence, Rhode Island comes SCC with their second full length collection of raw, acoustic sea shanties and before the mast maritime fare with just enough rum and snarl to keep the punks happy. Lovers of early Pogues or Tony Duggans solo stuff will love.

I must call out the physical product. Three years in the making , Kettle Jane, is release in the form of a book of maritime art by Rhode Island based traditional and tattoo artists inspired by the songs on Kettle Jane.

Track Listing:

Rolling Down the River
Greenland Whale Fisheries
Jolly Rovin Tar
Charts
Three Score and Ten
Whup Jamboree
Can’t you Dance the Polka

https://www.facebook.com/sharkscomecruisin

https://sharkscomecruising.com/

Handsome Young Strangers: Battle Of Broken Hill

Five tracks here of pure Aussie ragged, jagged and raw folk-punk from somewhere in the outback based Handsome Young Strangers on their latest release the Battle Of Broken Hill EP.

The self-penned title track recounts a bizarre happening in 1915 close to Broken Hill, New South Wales when two Turks attacked a train of vacationing Aussies, killing four to bring the great war down under. The other standout track is Ned, which is about, well….Ned Kelly, Australia’s original bad boy Irish punk. The Waterboys Fisherman’s Blues is covered true to the original though honestly I prefer Ned and Battle Of Broken Hill.

A very fine EP and somewhat educational from a band soon to be spoken off in the same breath as the Go Set and the Rumjacks.

https://www.facebook.com/HYStrangers/

 

The Tossers: Smash The Windows

I’d been struggling to say something original about Smash the Windows, the new, just about to be released Tossers album. Having reviewed multiple releases by the Tossers over the last 16+ years and loving every single one,  it’s hard to be original with a review – of course the album is really first class Tossers but that’s a given. Then on the umpteen play of the bands interpretation of  the ballad The Foggy Dew, something struck me and it was Tony Duggan’s Luke Kelly style perfect diction as he sang t – The Tossers are the true inheritors** of The Dubliners throne – they are the tradition, they live the life and are 110% authentic, no fake Irish here. The Tossers are not merely punks playing Irish ballads but like The Pogues and The Dubliners they are the living, breathing real deal and Smash the Windows proves it.

**or at least their bastard American offspring

http://www.thetossers.com/

 

 

The Tossers: Smash The Windows

Chicago’s original and best, The Tossers, have a new album, Smash The Windows, slated for release on March 3rd. Shite’n’Onions has just had a sneak peek and it’s classic Tossers. In the mean time check out the single, Erin Go Bragh.

Review to follow shortly……honest

http://www.thetossers.com/

 

 

 

Shite’n’Onions – Podcast #102 a tribute to Horslips

Podcast 102 features three tracks from our recently released tribute to Celtic-rock originators Horslips.

Band – Track – Album

The Tossers – Erin Go Bragh – Smash The Windows
Bill Grogan’s Goat – Dearg Doom – The Poxmen of The Horslypse / Horslips Tribute
Ferocious Dog – Gallows Justice – From Within
The Mahones – Down the Boozer – The Very Best (25 Years of Irish Punk)
Sharks Come Crusin – Three Score and Ten – Kettle Jane
BibleCodeSundays – Pittsburgh Kid – New Hazardous Design
The Gobshites w/Richie Ramone – The Man Who Built America – The Poxmen of The Horslypse / Horslips Tribute
The Larkin Brigade – New York Wakes – The Poxmen of The Horslypse / Horslips Tribute
Handsome Young Strangers – Poor Ned – Battle of Broken Hill
Cranky George – Tunnel of Love – Fat Lot of Good
Nick Burbridge – Song of a Seafarer – Resolved

The Poxmen of The Horslypse a tribute to Horslips is available here:

https://shitenonions.bandcamp.com/album/poxmen-of-the-horslypse-a-tribute-to-horslips

Shite’n’Onions presents………The Poxmen of The Horslypse…..a tribute to Horslips

As some wag pointed out The Poxmen of The Horslypse was longer in the can then Guns’n’Roses’ Chinese Democracy but unlike Chinese Democracy this was worth the wait.

For those unfamiliar with the saga, The Poxmen of The Horslypse is a vinyl only tribute to legendary velvet loon pants wearing original Celtic-rockers, Horslips, the first band to successfully merge traditional influences with rock.

Track listing / Contributions:

1. Sword of Light – The Langer’s Ball
2. Dearg Doom – Bill Grogan’s Goat
3. The Shamrock Shore – The Mahones
4. Warm Sweet Breath of Love – Jake Burns (Stiff Little Fingers)
5. Fantasia (My Lagan Love) – Mark Cunningham (The Marshmen)
6. The Lady Wrestler – The Radiators from Space (Phil Chevron / The Pogues)
7. Trouble (With a Capital T) – The Indulgers
8. Speed the Plough – Dun Ringles
9. Come Back Beatles – The Teraways
10. Ferdia’s Song – Gerard Smith
11. The Man Who Built America – The Gobshites (with Richie Ramone)
12. New York Wakes – The Larkin Brigade

 

The LP with bonus 7″ and download card is available from Bandcamp and CDbaby.

 

 

Cranky George: Fat Lot of Good

crank-georgeCranky George sees Pogues accordion player (and now purveyor of the finest Irish Whiskey) regroup with the Mulroney brothers from his 1990s band the Low and Sweet Orchestra along with Sebastian Sheehan Visconti and Brad Wood. Cranky George is musically closer to the Low and Sweet Orchestra then the Pogues. Accordion heavy sounds that evokes the imaginary of pre-civil war Spain or smokey French wine bars then the dark streets of London. If a Pogues reference is needed then it Waiting for Herb or Pogue Mahone (a very under rated album). True Pogues fans will dig this as will fans of Gogol Bordello.

http://crankygeorge.com/
https://www.facebook.com/CrankyGeorgeMusic/