Episode 96: Dropkick Murphys

“Blood”

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Dropkick Murphys formed in Massachusetts in 1996. For over twenty years, they’ve made music that’s reflected the culture and community they’ve come from, including their platinum single “I’m Shipping Up to Boston.” In January 2017, they released their ninth album 11 Short Stories of Pain & Glory, which includes the song “Blood.” In this episode, guitarist Tim Brennan breaks down how the music for “Blood” was made, and the band founder Ken Casey explains the inspiration behind the lyrics.

Buy “Blood” on iTunes.

Illustration by Carlos Lerma.

footnotes
Dropkick Murphys – Time to Go
AC/DC – Back in Black
The Pogues – Dirty Old Town

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