The Gang's All Here (album)

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The Gang's All Here
Studio album by Dropkick Murphys
Released March 9, 1999
Recorded 1998
Genre Punk rock, Celtic punk, Oi!
Length 42:51
Label Hellcat Records
Producer Lars Frederiksen
Dropkick Murphys chronology
Do or Die
(1998)
The Gang's All Here
(1999)
Unity
(1999)
Singles from The Gang's All Here
  1. "Curse of a Fallen Soul"
    Released: 1998
  2. "10 Years of Service"
    Released: 1999

The Gang's All Here is the second album released by American Celtic punk band the Dropkick Murphys. It is their first album with Al Barr (ex-vocalist for The Bruisers) who replaced founding singer Mike McColgan in 1998 after he left the band to become a firefighter, and later form his own Punk Rock band Street Dogs. With Barr, the band released their first single together, 1998's "Curse of a Fallen Soul" prior to recording the album. "10 Years of Service" was as a single and music video, which some airplay on MTV's 120 Minutes, a first for the band.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Punknews.org 4/5 stars [2]

Allmusic gave The Gang's All Here a score of three out of five stars, and said that while the album "[took] up the expected us-against-the-world pose," its songwriting was of a higher standard than contemporary punk albums.[1] PopMatters noted that "A charmfully, mangled, punked-up 'Amazing Grace' only adds to fun, wild ride 'The Gang’s All Here' guarantees."

Track listing[edit]

All songs by Ken Casey and Matt Kelly unless otherwise noted

  1. "Roll Call" – 0:32
  2. "Blood and Whiskey" – 1:47
  3. "Pipebomb on Lansdowne" – 1:50
  4. "Perfect Stranger" – 1:58
  5. "10 Years of Service" – 2:45
  6. "Upstarts and Broken Hearts" – 2:56
  7. "Devil's Brigade" – 1:27
  8. "Curse of a Fallen Soul" – 3:00
  9. "Homeward Bound" – 2:00
  10. "Going Strong" – 3:06
  11. "The Fighting 69th" (Traditional) – 3:13
  12. "Boston Asphalt" – 1:39
  13. "Wheel of Misfortune" – 3:50
  14. "The Only Road" – 2:11
  15. "Amazing Grace" (John Newton)– 2:38
  16. "The Gang's All Here" – 7:59
    • Contains a hidden track of guitarist Rick Barton's answering machine

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Pearson, Paul. The Gang's All Here (album) at AllMusic. Retrieved June 20, 2011.
  2. ^ Pat41 The Gang's All Here on Punknews.org.