Sunday, October 26, 2008

Dropkick Murphys & Bruisers - Split 7-inch (97-Pogostick)

The Bruisers were pioneers of the American streetpunk/oi! movement, formed in Portsmouth, New Hampshire in 1988. The original lineup included: Al Barr (vocals, now the lead singer of the Boston Celtic punk band Dropkick Murphys), Scotty Davies (bass), Jeff Morris (guitar) and Rodger Shosa (drums). Morris is now a guitarist and lead vocalist for Death & Taxes, and a guitarist for Mark Lind & the Unloved. The first band members were skinheads (although not white power skinheads). After a few short years and lineup changes, the band and their style changed slightly. The Bruisers released a 7" split with the Dropkick Murphys in 1997 (while Mike McColgan was still that band's singer). By mid 1998, Al Barr was the only remaining original member of The Bruisers. The Bruisers reunited on September 14, 2005 to perform a concert at The Roxy in Boston. The bill included local acts The Ducky Boys and Tommy & The Terrors, as well as The Casualties from New York City.
The year was 1982. The place was New York City. Who’d guess that almost twenty years later a band first called Zoo Crew would emerge as the seldom contested, always respected Godfathers of Hardcore – Agnostic Front? AF has outlived their peers and is going strong after more than 20 years of punk rock and hardcore.

Tracks
1. Billy's Bones (Dropkick Murphys) ** The Pogues song
2. Denial (Dropkick Murphys)
3. Main Liner (Bruisers)
4. Lunatic (Bruisers)
** THIS ITEM IS OUT OF PRINT

Details
.. Year: 1997
.. Label: Pogostick Records
.. Country: U.S.A.
.. Bitrate: 320 kbps
.. Home-Page: www.dropkickmurphys.com/
.. Home-Page: www.thebruisers.net/

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