Music Review: Flogging Molly

Thundering bass, heart pounding drums, and a Smokey voice. This is Flogging Molly.

For those not familiar with the Irish punk band, allow me to take you on a strange journey. In Los Angeles, California the first Flogging Molly album was born. The live album “Live behind the green door” was a smashing success. The band, still jubilant from that album’s success, released “Swagger” with songs such as “devil’s dance floor.” It’s a toe-tapping good time.

The band went on to release four other studio albums. “Float,” “Drunken Lullabies,” “Within a Mile of Home” and their latest release “Speed of Darkness.”

Not only does Flogging Molly do excellent in studio albums but their live shows are definitely something to be seen. Concerts include Live behind the green door, Live at the Greek theater, and whiskey on a Sunday.

The band’s instruments include guitars, bass, drums, as well as a fiddle, tin whistle, uillean pipes, an accordian, concertia, mandolin and banjo.

Who is Flogging Molly you might be wondering? The band includes Dave King, Bridget Regan, Dennis Casey, Matt Hensley, Nathen Maxwell, Bob Schmidt, and George Schwindt.

Flogging Molly’s musical influences include The Dubliner’s, The Pogues, Horslips, Johnny Cash, and the The Clash. Most of the theme’s found in their music are Ireland, its history, drinking, politics, love, death, and