The Gang's All Here (album)

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The Gang's All Here
DropkickMurphys - TheGangsAllHere.jpg
Studio album by Dropkick Murphys
Released March 9, 1999
Recorded 1998
Genre Punk rock, Celtic punk
Length 42:51
Label Hellcat Records
Producer Lars Frederiksen
Dropkick Murphys chronology
Do or Die
(1998)Do or Die1998
The Gang's All Here
(1999)
Unity
(1999)Unity1999
Singles from The Gang's All Here
  1. "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 7" EP together, 1998's "Curse of a Fallen Soul" prior to recording the album. "10 Years of Service" was the album's first and only single and music video, which got some minor 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) Instrumental – 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 at AllMusic. Retrieved June 20, 2011.
  2. ^ Pat41 The Gang's All Here on Punknews.org.