Shite’n’Onions Podcast #105 The Fighting Irish

Shite’n’Onions musical tribute to the legendary Celtic pugilists.

John L. Sullivan

Flogging Molly – The Hand Of John L Sullivan
Dropkick Murphys – Blood and Whiskey

Mickey Ward

Dropkick Murphys – The Warrior’s Code
Neck – Come Out Fighting
Larkin Brigade – Planxty John L
The Peelers – Stand Down Cleary

Billy Conn

BibleCodeSundays – Pittsburgh Kid

James J Braddock

BibleCodeSundays – The Cinderella Man

Flogging Molly – Punch Drunk Grinning Soul
The Peelers – Going Down Swingin’ (ft. Finny McConnell)
The Mahones – The Hunger & The Fight
The Wakes – The Brave
The Mahones – Paint The Town Red

Les Darcy

The Rumjacks – Les Darcy
Kilmaine Saints – Black & Blue Jig


Dan Donnelly

The Canny Brothers Band – Donnelly
Wages of Sin – Queensbury Rules
Jackflash – Queensberry Rules

The Peelers: Palace of the Fiend

In 2004 The Peelers album Liquordale was Shite’n’Onions album of the year – always a good launching point for fame and fortune in the Celtic-punk genre. Then……… nothing………nothing for 13 years!!! Now we have have the follow-up, ‘Palace of the Fiend’. Thirteen tracks in all. That’s one for for every year since Liquordale.

So where have the Peelers been? New York, The Bronx and Afghanistan. San Diego, Harlem, Dublin and on to the Spanish Coast. Down south, up north. From St. Johns to Boston and back to Ballingarry.

What have they being doing? Fighting at Vinegar Hill and with General Meagher, pub crawling to Baltimore. Brawling with the Westies and hanging St. Michael. Sailing with St. Brendan. Drinking Guinness, snorting…., getting clean and sober, falling again. Fighting the Devil, fighting the final round, finding redemption.

And is ‘Palace of the Fiend’ any good? Fuck yeah. Double fuck yeah. This is Celtic-punk at it’s very, very best, fast, powerful, raw, the poetry of those who have really lived – part Pogues, part Mahones and part Behan. I know it’s only May but I’m prepared to call ‘Palace of the Fiend’ album of the year for 2017. See yah in 2030 lads.

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Podcast #104

It’s been a while since the last podcast so it’s time for another.

 

Playlist:

The Real McKenzies – Fxxk The Real McKenzies – Two Devils Will Talk

Jamie Clarke’s Perfect – Back From Hell – Hell Hath No Fury

The Ceili Family – Band of Bowsies – Ministry of Silly Folk

BibleCodeSundays –  Lash in the USA

The Peelers – Bastard of the Bunch – Place of a Fiend

The Peelers – The Dark Path – Place of a Fiend

The Rumjacks – Paddy Goes to Babylon EP

The Real McKenzies – Scots Wha Ha’e- Two Devils Will Talk

The Peelers – Beggars, Rats & Boozers – Place of a Fiend

Nick Burbridge – Song of an Outcast – Resolved

The Killigans – From The Underground – Raise your Pints 2

Mickey Rickshaw – Nonprofit Warfare – Raise your Pints 2

Bang On The Ear: Tales from The Glen

Tales From The Glen is the 2nd full length from Canada’s Bang On The Ear, following up on the excellent but somewhat overlooked Green Grass And Gravel Roads. Bang On The Ear are based in the hotbed of Celtic-rock that is the County Glengarry – home of people like The Peelers, The Glengarry Bhoys and Enter The Haggis – but their hearts lie across the broad Atlantic in the Celtic nations, with the Scottish tradition strongest.

So the album itself? Solid to very good, no frills, straight ahead Celtic-rock with no surprises (and none wanted). Similar to The Peelers and The Town Pants – good time, high energy, Celtic-rock that will keep Bang On The Ear busy on the bar and festival circuit of Canada and the US for the foreseeable future. Go seem play and go pick up this album – its money better spent then on overpriced burgers, soggy fries and undersized warm beer peddled at the festivals.

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