Adam 12

11am - 4pm

Their 1998 debut full-length is where the Boston's own Dropkick Murphys took their first steps toward being the biggest Irish punk band in the world.

Not the Top 12 Dropkick Murphys songs, but my Top 12 Dropkick Murphys songs. Happy St. Patrick’s Day, you punks.

 

Back when I worked at the late WFNX in the late ’90s, I’d sneak songs from Do Or Die onto my show during the overnight hours. In the early ’00s, I introduced listeners in Albuquerque and Salt Lake City to the Dropkicks via Sing Loud, Sing Proud. And I was the DJ who debuted Tessie on WBCN during the magical 2004 Red Sox season. I love the guys, love the band, and love these songs.

  • Barroom Hero

    If memory serves, the first time I heard or played Dropkick Murphys was from this split 7″ with the Ducky Boys on WRBB in 1996.

  • Get Up

    This is the song I used to sneak onto the playlist at WFNX. Maybe my all-time fave Dropkicks songs.

  • Pipebomb on Lansdowne

    An all-timer of a song title.

  • The Wild Rover

    One of DKM’s best takes on traditional Irish fare. I would play this for my son and sing along when he was a little fella and he would laugh and laugh and laugh.

  • The Fields of Athenry

    Another Irish standard the lads just crush.

  • The Auld Triangle

    Are you picking up on the theme here? I love when DKM embrace their punk roots, but I adore what they’re able to do with the traditional fare.

  • The Burden (Live on WBCN)

    Live on my radio show! I produced it, baby!

  • Echoes on "A" Street

    This one’s for Pixie.

  • Sunday Hardcore Matinee

    If you’re old enough to have been there, you love this one, too.

  • Rose Tattoo

    See? The lads can craft a fine ballad, too.

  • Blood

    “Trouble underground in Kenmore Square…”

  • Turn Up That Dial

    Dropkick Murphys love when I play The Clash on the radio, too.