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.

 

 

The Langer’s Ball: Whiskey Outlaws

Langers BallWanted to give a big shout out to Minnesota’s The Langer’s Ball who have just released a very fine album in Whiskey Outlaws. The Langar’s Ball have come a long ways since their early guy and girl duo beginnings, now a five piece, The Langer’s Ball are ready to take on the Celt-punk establishment. Like I said, Whiskey Outlaws is a very fine album with the obvious influences of The Pogues and Flogging Molly but also the gypsy punk of Gogol Bordello or the Zydepunks and even Tom Waits. Traditional yet quirky as hell – check out Whiskey Outlaws – it won’t disappoint.

http://www.thelangersball.com/
https://www.facebook.com/langers.ball/

The Black Shamrock: A Celtic Tribute to Johnny Cash

Wanted to give a shout out to the Grinning Beggar and his The Black Shamrock: A Celtic Tribute to Johnny Cash project. Mr Beggar is raising funds to produce the album and it looks like a great project. The final track list has just been announced.

Help make this happen with a small donation, more details can be found at:

http://www.blackshamrockalbum.com/:

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1. Jason Bancroft & The Wealthy Beggars
– Man Comes Around

2. The Stubby Shillelaghs
– Folsom Prison Blues

3. Gerard Smith
– Mean Eyed Cat

4. Celtic Rebels Band
– Big River

5. Seamus Kennedy
– 40 Shades of Green

6. Lexington Field
– Hey Porter

7. The Bog Hoppers
– Jackson

8. The Dread Crew of Oddwood
– Man in Black

9. Bill Grogan’s Goat
– One Piece at a Time

10. Uncle Hamish and The Hooligans
– Give My Love To Rose

11. Brick Top Blaggers
– Cocaine Blues

12. Irish Nails
– Delia’s Gone

13. The Vulgar Deli
– Like a Soldier

14. The Humble Hooligans
– Rock Island Line

15. The Langers Ball
– God Is Gonna Cut You Down

16. Zeptepi
– Ain’t No Grave

17. Rovers Ahead
– She used to love me a lot

18. Keltic Cowboys
– It Ain’t Me Babe

19. James Bowen & The Merry Looters
– Wreck of The Old ‘97

20. Jay Wars and Friends
– The Highwayman

21. The Gobshites
– Beer Drinking Songs

22. McKintree Boys
– I Walk The Line

23. The Tosspints
– Redemption

24. Very Special Guests
– Hurt

 

http://www.paddyrock.com/

The Best of 2012

The Best of 2012:

 

1 Joint) The Radiators From Space: Sound City Beat


Dublin ‘s original punks masterful tribute to the long forgotten beginnings of rock music in Ireland, 60’s beat and garage given a ’77 style kick up the arse. Not exactly Celtic punk but there wouldn’t be any Celtic punk with out these guys (or U2 but we won’t hold that against them) and main man Philip Chevron is a Pogue as is guest Terry Woods. Henry McCullough also guests (he of the guitar on Joe Cockers, A Little Help From My Friends, at Woodstock)

The Review

http://www.theradiators.tv/

https://www.facebook.com/radiatorsfromspace

 

1 Joint) The Mahones: Angels and Devils


21+ years on the go and The Mahones keep it alive and screaming and as authentic as fu#k. While the band may not as of yet have had the level of success of some of those who followed in their wake, Angels and Devils, puts to rest any doubt who the true masters of Celtic-punks are (and Finny can write a nice mushie love song as well)

The Review

http://www.themahones.ca/

https://www.facebook.com/TheMahones

 

2) The Langers Ball: The Devil or the Barrel

Gone from a two person bands from previous releases to a true contenders with drinking problems.

The Review.

http://thelangersball.com/

https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Langers-Ball/78209741933

 

3) Kilmaine Saints: Drunken Redemption

US Bagpipes’n’Punk rock at its finest.

http://www.kilmainesaints.com/

http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Kilmaine-Saints/75779064682

 

4) Bill Grogan’s Goat: Second Wind

Detroit sludge meets Celtic, Danny Boy must be heard.

The Review

http://www.billgrogansgoat.com/

http://www.facebook.com/BillGrogansGoat

 

5) Greenland Whalefishers: Live At Farmer Phil’s Festival

The Norwegian masters live and raw and on vinyl too.

The Review

http://whalefishers.wordpress.com/

https://www.facebook.com/greenlandwhalefishers

The Next 5 in no particular order…

 

Jamie Clarke’s Perfect: Beatboys

Former Pogues (on the Pogue Mahone album) Paddy-punk meets rockabilly (Paddy’a’Billy?)

The Review

http://www.homeofperfect.de/

https://www.facebook.com/pages/jamie-clarkes-perfect/59023289857

 

Handsome Young Strangers: Here’s To The Thunder Lads

Colonial punk, the best new band outta Down Under in 2012

The Review

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Handsome-Young-Strangers/106393595011

 

Smokey Bastard: Tales From The Wasteland

Polished yet powerful – Celtic folk punk from the UK

The Review

http://smokeybastard.com/

https://www.facebook.com/smokeybastard

 

Nick Burbridge & Tim Cotterell: Gathered

Songwriting master from McDermotts Two Hours solo album – stipped down and scary

The Review

http://www.burbridgearts.org/

 

Compilation of the Year:

 

Paddy Rock Volume 4

What else could it be. Having do a few of these I take my hat off to Mr. Paddy Rock Bowels

The Review

http://www.paddyrock.com/

https://www.facebook.com/paddyrock

 

EP’ s worth a holler:

 

2012 was a great year for short releases and these are the best of ’em:

In no particular order:

 

Circle J: Diggers

The Review

http://www.circlej.nl/

 

Bastards On Parade: Shallow waters

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bastards-on-Parade/155586484502119

 

Auld Corn Brigade: Our Flag

The Review

http://www.auldcornbrigade.com/

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Auld-Corn-Brigade/182653603306

 

Lexington Field: Poor Troubled Life

The Review

http://www.lexingtonfield.com/

https://www.facebook.com/lexingtonfield

 

Murder The Stout: 6 Track EP

 The Review

http://www.murderthestout.com/

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Murder-the-Stout/10150123652740506

Sharks Come Cruisin – Hardtack

The Review

http://sharkscomecruising.com/

https://www.facebook.com/sharkscomecruisin

Shite’n’Onions Podcast#63 A Christmas Celtic-punk Sojourn

Merry Christmas from Shite’n’Onions!

The Gobshites – Sorry Mom (I spent your Christmas Present Money On Beer)
The Mahones – Angel Without Wings _ Merry Christmas Baby
The Langers Ball – A Christmas Lullaby
JD & The Longfellows – The Sermon Xmas mix
The Gobshites – Christmas In Killarney
The Langers Ball – Auld Lang Syne
BibleCodeSundays – Christmas in London
The Gobshites – Christmas Eve In The Boozer
Monsterpop/JimmyD – Little Drummer Boy

The Langers Ball: The Devil or the Barrel

Devil or the Barrel showcases The Langers Ball mark (iii). Originally a two person due of Michael and Hannah the MN based Langers Ball released two fine Celtic-rock albums SHIPS ARE SAILING and AND AS I ROVED OUT then expanded to a full band for the live DRUNK, SICK, TIRED. The Langers then reverted back to mark (i) briefly before expanding back to a full 5 piece and picking some very fine musicians in the process including Mr. Drew Miller of BOLIED IN LEAD fame (and the Omnium record label that release the two Shite’n’Onions comps). The sound is certainly beefed up on THE DEVIL OR THE BARREL yet stays true to the original sound of the duo – high energy Celtic folk rock meets Americana – though if they consume the whiskey like the way the sing about it I fear the next Kickstarter project these guys run will be to pay for five liver transplants.

 

 

Favorite tracks:

Whiskey Chaser (’bout whiskey)
Rye Whiskey (also ’bout whiskey)
Mackey’s Daughter (about drinking whiskey for the confidence)
One More (wonder what that is about)
Wild Rover Polka – you know the song but this takes the classic Irish-American tune and drive it straight through a German-America beer hall.

http://thelangersball.com/

Shite’n’Onions Podcast#61

Shite’n’Onions Podcast#61: Featuring the best of Celtic and folk punk. We have new music from The Mahones and Tomfooligans as well as some deep dives into the Shite’n’Onions vault with classics from Blood Or Whiskey and Neck plus the best of the latest releases.We also have a very unusual cover and to protect the guilty the name of the band is to be withheld.
Surfin’ Turnips – Scrumpy Swillin Time Again
The Mahones – Angels & Devils
Handsome Young Strangers – Augathela Station
Tomfooligans – McGregor’s Pipes
Blood Or Whiskey – Your Majesty
Bastards on Parade – St Patrick’s Day
The Langer’s Ball – Mackey’s Daughter
The Gobshites – Guinness Boys
The Dreadnoughts – Grace O’Malley
The Fighting Jamesons – Johnny On The Island
Siobhan – Jakey’s Gone To Germany
Across The Border – Soldier John
Auld Corn Brigade – A Mother’s Heart
Bodh’aktan – La ballade de Jonathan Lewis
Charm City Saints – Dicey Riley
The Mighty Regis – Real Deal Irish
Neck – A Fistful Of Shamrock
Not Revealed – to protect the guilty

Shite’n’Onions Podcast #59 featuring THE LANGER’S BALL

Shite’n’Onions Podcast#59 featuring The Langer’s Ball and their new album The Devil or the Barrel.

The Langer’s Ball – Whiskey Chaser
Handsome Young Strangers – Flash Jack From Gundagai
Brick Top Blaggers – Oregon Song
Black 47 – Five Points
Flatfoot 56 – Black Thorn
The Langer’s Ball – Johnny Jump Up
The Rumjacks – Marie’s Wedding
The Langer’s Ball – Mackey’s Daughter
The Radiators From Space – Head For The Sun
The Fighting Jamesons – Ghost Ship Baltimore
JD And The Longfellows – Happy Hour Again
Devil’s Advocates – Summer on the Ormeau
Bill Grogan’s Goat – Danny Boy

Shite’n’Onions interviews The Skels

New podcast with a very special (well at least a first) interview with The Skels.

The Skels – American Men

Interview with The Skels

The Skels – I’ll Tell Me Ma

CHRIS SKEL – YOU’RE GONNA MISS ME WHEN I’M GONE

The Radiators From Space – Joe Strummer(OUT NOW FROM WWW.SHITENONIONS.COM)

The Langer’s Ball – The Real Old Mountain Dew

The Go Set – The Old Dark Brown

Wild Colonial Bhoys – Rock On Rockall

Across The Border – Irish Airraid Over Germany

The Yorkshire Rats – Yorkshire Bastard

http://traffic.libsyn.com/shitenonions/Skels_Interview.mp3

The Langer’s Ball: Ships Are Sailing

I used to have a roommate from Cork city at one point who’s favorite term of endearment/insult was to call a person a “Langer” – not being a Cork man, I’m still not exactly sure what a langer is, but I think it’s a guys third leg. That been said then “Langer’s Ball” is a really great name for a band! Our friends here on “Ships are Sailing” are a 2 piece – with some help from their friends – from deepest MN playing Irish folk standards with an growl, a scowl and tattoos to match. If you’re looking for straight ahead no frills Irish ballads with just a hint of razor blades and safety pins and American rock n roll this is for you.

http://thelangersball.com/
http://www.myspace.com/thelangersball