Flogging Molly is a seven-piece Irish American Celtic punk band that formed in Los Angeles, California
Prior to forming Flogging Molly, Dave King was the vocalist for heavy metal band Fastway
featuring guitarist "Fast" Eddie Clarke of Motorhead in the early to mid 80's.
He later fronted a hard rock band called Katmandu (1991), featuring Mandy Meyer of Krokus on guitars.
Afterwards, Dave King retained a record deal with Epic records and began to work on a solo album,
but began to reconsider his record deal when the label opposed his idea of bringing in traditional Irish instruments.
King negotiated out of his record deal to go his own way musically soon after.
In 1993, King met guitarist Ted Hutt, bassist Jeff Peters, and fiddle player Bridget Regan
and put together a rock band with a celtic feel. They played a Los Angeles pub called Molly Malones for a couple of years
building a small, but loyal following. Together they wrote songs such as Devils Dance Floor and Black Friday Rule
, which was the beginning of Flogging Molly's unique sound.
Ted and Jeff then left Flogging Molly because a prior band of theirs received a record deal.
Dave and Bridget then began to meet the new members and the current band was formed.
Their music ranges from boisterous celtic punk, like the pirate-themed "Salty Dog", "Cruel Mistress", and "Seven Deadly Sins", or the defiant "What's Left of the Flag", "Drunken Lullabies", and "Rebels of the Sacred Heart" to more sombre songs like "Far Away Boys", "The Son Never Shines (On Closed Doors)", and "Float." Lyrics typically touch on subjects such as Ireland and its history, drinking, politics, love, and include several references to the Roman Catholic Church.
* Dave King – lead vocals, acoustic guitar, bodhran, banjo, spoons
* Bridget Regan – fiddle, tin whistle, uillean pipes, vocals
* Dennis Casey – guitar, vocals
* Matt Hensley – accordion, concertina
* Nathen Maxwell – bass guitar, vocals
* Bob Schmidt – mandolin, banjo
* George Schwindt – drums, percussion
* 2000: Swagger
* 2002: Drunken Lullabies
* 2004: Within a Mile of Home
* 2008: Float
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Blood or Whiskey is an Irish punk/folk band from Leixlip,
County Kildare, Republic of Ireland. The band was formed in September 1993
taking strong influence from Shane MacGowan, as well as The Pogues and The Clash.
The band originally had problems with their non-traditional music style among native Irish fans
and released their first album Blood or Whiskey (Self Titled) in 1996.
Several years of touring followed before the release of No Time to Explain
which was followed by a tour of the USA.
After the leaving of their original lead singer, Barney Murray, in 2003,
guitarist Dugs Mulhooly took over the reins as the band's frontman,
Blood or Whiskey's lineup underwent many changes and in 2005 released Cashed Out On Culture,
which is highly regarded as their most punk oriented of their albums,
although it maintains the driving traditional melodies that are trademarks of the band's sound.
In 2006, whistle player Alan Confrey died from a heart attack
tragically after the band returned home to Dublin after a UK tour with Stiff Little Fingers.
The Band is currently looking for a new tin whistle player
and were due to release their new album on Punkcore Records sometime in late 2007,
however, this was pushed back to a non-specified date.
They have also recently recruited a new bass player, Peter Mullan,
and toured Europe in September 2006, supporting The Misfits on some shows.
The tour has been entitled "Back from the Brink" by the band.
The band also supported The Pogues at their annual Christmas gig in the RDS, Dublin on the 23rd of December, 2007.
The general sound of the band is a manic mix of aggressive lyrics, punk beats and Celtic melodies.
* Blood Or Whiskey, 1996
* No Time To Explain, 2001
* Cashed Out On Culture
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