Today's song - Pipebomb on Lansdowne (dance remix) - Dropkick Murphys
Comments - I've loved Dropkick for a while now (since I first heard Barroom Hero on the Give Em The Boot comp album). I've seen them live four times (last time was in 2003) and at this point they've gotten so big (especially here in Boston) that I doubt that I'll ever get to see them again. The ticket is nearly impossible to get. I think that this song is hillarious. It is essentially about blowing up the old dance clubs on Lansdowne St in Boston and the differences between the punk kid listening to their stuff and the designer drug addled kid listening to "techno". I personally listen to both punk and electronic music but definitely associate more with the punk crowd than the other. One of the things that I actually hate about that type of music is the crowd that goes clubbing. One of the Dropkick shows that I was fortunate enough to see (thanks Doug) was one of the St Patty's Day weekend shows that they recorded for their live album at Avalon on Lansdowne. One of the coolest memories that I have of the show was leaving after it was done and walking out right into the crowd of kids coming out to go clubbing. There was a pretty stark contrast between the kids wearing ratty T-shirts and jeans and the ones wearing those shiny metallic looking button downs ready to twirl around some glow sticks. Funny stuff.