Dropkick Murphys - Turn Up That Dial [CD]
Catalogue No.: BB-015-CD
Release Date: 30th April 2021
Dropkick Murphys release their 10th full-length studio album, ‘Turn Up That Dial’, via the band-owned Born & Bred Records. The album was produced by Ted Hutt.
With the 11 tracks on ‘Turn Up That Dial’, Dropkick Murphys celebrate the simple pleasure of music, the relief and release from worry that comes when you turn up that dial and blast your troubles away. “On this record, the overall theme is the importance of music, and the bands that made us who we are,” explains Dropkick Murphys founder and co-lead vocalist Ken Casey. “We just hope [the album] takes people’s minds off their troubles. We’re so fortunate and grateful to be in the position to share a little happiness in our own way. Our gratitude levels are off the chart. 25 years ago, somebody bet me 30 bucks I couldn’t form a band with three weeks’ notice to open for his band. As kids, we’d never been out of New England and here we are - we’ve made ten records and have been all over the globe. If there’s a message to this album, it’s ‘put your fist up and play it loud.’”
Over the last two years, following surgery, bassist / co-lead vocalist Casey stopped playing, passing bass duties to longtime friend and road crew member Kevin Rheault. With Casey off his leash and free to roam the front of the stage with co-lead vocalist Al Barr, a new, powerful dynamic has ignited between the two. After a couple of hundred shows of the untethered duo shredding stages all over the world, their long-standing vocal trade-off explodes out of the speakers better than ever on ‘Turn Up That Dial’.
Dropkick Murphys proudly remain Boston’s rock ‘n’ roll underdogs turned champions. Since 1996, the boys have thrown down with the kind of rock ‘n’ roll that’s meant to be chanted at last call, in packed arenas and during the fourth quarter, third period, or ninth inning of a comeback rally. With a celebrated discography including 2005’s gold-selling ‘The Warrior’s Code’ and the near double platinum classic ‘I’m Shipping Up To Boston’, they’ve quietly moved more than eight million units worldwide.
Volume cranked, heads held high, smiles wide, eyes on the prize, Dropkick Murphys charge forward with the same spirit that brought them here in the first place… yet with a new determination and exuberance that brings both the live show and this album to the next level.
CD in digipack with 12-page poster booklet.
Deluxe LP on pink / green swirl vinyl with 2-pocket gatefold, white inner sleeve, black vinyl 7” ‘Live on St. Patrick’s Day 2020’ (‘Middle Finger’ / ‘Smash Shit Up’), flexi disc (‘I Wish You Were Here’) and 12” poster signed by the band.
Gold coloured vinyl in single pocket gatefold.
Black vinyl in single pocket gatefold.
Turn Up That Dial
Queen Of Suffolk County
Mick Jones Nicked My
Good As Gold
Smash Shit Up
City By The Sea
I Wish You Were Here