Alternative Ulster: Boobies, Banjos, Bagpipes & Beer

I remember reading a quote about the original line-up of Motorhead (Lemmy, Larry Wallis and Lucas Fox). It went something like “If this band moved in next door to you, your lawn would die”. This quote comes to mind as I listen to Boobies, Banjos, Bagpipes & Beer the third full length by Kingston New York’s Alternative Ulster, however I’m thinking not only would your lawn die but your house would feckin fall down cos Alternative Ulster have bagpipes that go to 11.

https://alternativeulster1.bandcamp.com/
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Shite’n’Onions Celtic Punk Podcast #110

Neck – Blue Skies Over Nenagh

The Stanfields – The Boston States

Alternative Ulster – Ghetto Piper

Pint Killers – Raise A Glass

Son of O’Flaherty – Dead and Gone

BibleCodeSundays – Disorganised Crime

Ferocious Dog – Black Leg Miner

Ramshackle Army – Protest Songs_

Matilda’s Scoundrels –  Burn It Down

BibleCodeSundays – Willie Redmond’s Volunteers

Gary Miller– The Durham Light Infantry (Vocal)

Alternative Ulster: Pog Mo Thoin

Pog Mo Thoin is the second full length from Ulster county New York’s Alternative Ulster. Pog Mo Thoin is hard as hell. Reminiscent of NYHC meets lo-fi proto-punk at its rawest colliding with the pipes and drums of the NYPD Emerald Society. There are no frills or niceties on Pog Mo Thoin – this is probably the sound  Sir Henry de Bohun heard when Robert the Bruce split his head in two with a battle-axe at Bannockburn – skull crushing and wailing bagpipes. Though Alternative Ulster in fairness are not just kilt wearing brutes they do have a #metoo moment and share it on the sensitive “Self Appointed Kilt Inspector”.

https://alternativeulster1.bandcamp.com/album/pog-mo-thoin

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Paddy’s Days Podcast

Black 47 – Green Suede Shoes

Neck – Every Day’s St Patrick’s Day

BibleCodeSundays – Drinking All Day

Alternative Ulster – Pog Mo Thoin

The Mahones – The Wild Rover

Finnegan Hell – Shane MacGowans Grave

The Rumjacks – An Irish Pub song

The Peelers – Going Down Swingin’

Craic – Rocky Road To Dublin

Horslips – Dearg Doom

The Tossers – St Patrick’s Day

Narrowbacks – Muirsheen Durkin

Kilkenny Knights – Dance!

Ferocious Dog – Johnny I Hardly Knew Ya

Blood Or Whiskey – Follow Me up to Carlow-Holt’s Way

McDermott’s 2 Hours vs Levellers – Laying The Sligo Maid

Finn’s Fury – Auld Triangle

Bill Grogan’s Goat – Haul Away Joe

The Gobshites – Beer Beer Beer

Hit The Bottle Boys – Galway Girl

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

Podcast #94

The Whisky Priests – The Hard Men

Mischief Brew – Every Town Will Celebrate

Bodh’aktan – Grazie Mille

Alternative Ulster – Riot in the Rondout

Rovers Ahead – Ghost Of Anne Reily

The Real McKenzies – Skye Boat Song

Jamie Clarke’s Perfect – Thru Sid Vicious Eyes

BibleCodeSundays – The Lords of Winter Hill

The Go Set – Bones

The Black Tartan Clan – Standing Strong

Tom O’Reilly & The Swaggers – Country Boy Blues

Alternative Ulster: Rebellion

AUAlternative Ulster are a Celtic-punk band from Ulster County, New York and Rebellion is their first album. I would describe the sound of Rebellion as snot, spit and safety-pins punk rock of the 1982 variety being held ransom by a manic, whiskey swigging highland piper. The whole album is a ton of energy and enjoyment. 16 tracks in all with 10 originals based on Tip O’Neill’s political mantra that all politics good music is local (“Riot in the Rondout” tells about the Kingston, NY waterfront area notorious for street brawls. “Ten Guns for Kingston” is about their home town and “The British are Burning Kingston” recalls October 17 of 1777 when the British put Kingston to the torch. “Bannerman Island Ghost Wench” tells the story of a haunted island in the Hudson River) and six covers; Sham 69‘s “If The Kids Were United”, The Ramones “Blitzkrieg Bop”, The Sex Pistols “Seventeen” (though I would like to hear’em do Winger’s “Seventeen”) and an amazing cover Black Sabbath’s “Supernaut”.

If you’re sold on Rebellion and you should be it can be picked up at CDBaby

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