State of Grace (album)

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State of Grace
Street Dogs - State of Grace.jpg
Studio album by Street Dogs
Released July 8, 2008
Recorded 2008
Genre Punk rock
Length 35:15
Label Hellcat
Producer Ted Hutt
Street Dogs chronology
Fading American Dream
(2006)Fading American Dream2006
State of Grace
Street Dogs
(2010)Street Dogs2010
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

State of Grace is the fourth album by the Street Dogs. It was released on July 8, 2008. It was produced by Ted Hutt and is the band's first album on Hellcat Records.[2] It includes a cover of The Skids' "Into the Valley". The album was released in Japan with an exclusive bonus track.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Mean Fist" 2:30
2. "Kevin J. O'Toole" 3:52
3. "Into the Valley" (The Skids cover) 3:07
4. "Rebel Song" 2:56
5. "The General's Boombox" 3:38
6. "Elizabeth" 3:05
7. "Two Angry Kids" 2:29
8. "Guns" 3:16
9. "San Patricios" 2:49
10. "A State of Grace" 3:46
11. "Free" 3:39
Japan Bonus Track
No. Title Length
12. "Townie Boys"  

Meanings of songs[edit]

According to McColgan, he always looked up to his uncle and role-model, Kevin O'Toole, who became the subject of "Kevin J. O'Toole."

The song "Two Angry Kids" is reportedly a reminiscing of the times spent with Dropkick Murphys bassist Ken Casey.

"San Patricios" is about a group of Irish immigrants who defected from the United States Army during the Mexican-American War.

"The General's Boombox" is a song about and dedicated to Joe Strummer of The Clash