DROPKICK MURPHYS - This Machine Still Kills Fascists - LP - Crystal Colour Vinyl [NOV 11]
DROPKICK MURPHYS - This Machine Still Kills Fascists - LP - Crystal Colour Vinyl [NOV 11]
DROPKICK MURPHYS - This Machine Still Kills Fascists - LP - Crystal Colour Vinyl [NOV 11]

DROPKICK MURPHYS - This Machine Still Kills Fascists - LP - Crystal Colour Vinyl [NOV 11]

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Label: Dummy Luck Music SKU: Catalogue ID: DLM002LPXC Format: Vinyl
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LP - Limited Edition Crystal Colour Vinyl. Includes exclusive track.

Dropkick Murphys have announced a new album unlike anything they’ve done to date, bringing Woody Guthrie’s words to life on This Machine Still Kills Fascists, to be released digitally and on CD September 30 via the band’s Dummy Luck Music / [PIAS], with a special edition vinyl out in November. The first single and video, “Two 6’s Upside Down,” will debut July 6.

In the 10 songs that make up This Machine Still Kills Fascists, Dropkick Murphys bring Woody Guthrie’s perennial jabs at life – many of which are from the 1940s and ‘50s – into the present, with the resulting music eerily relevant to today’s world. And they’ve done it all without their usual arsenal of electric guitars. In fact, not a single amplifier was used to animate Woody’s words in these songs, but DKM harnessed all of their trademark power to bring Woody’s lyrics to life.

Dropkick Murphys founder Ken Casey explained, “The project has been a long time in the making. Nora Guthrie thought her father would’ve got a kick out of us, would’ve liked us, that we were somewhat kindred spirits so to speak, which to us was a huge honor.”

The idea for the collaboration that became This Machine Still Kills Fascists has been percolating between Woody’s daughter Nora Guthrie and the band for more than a decade, with Nora curating a collection of her father’s never-published lyrics for the band over the years. The challenge was always finding the right time to pull it together. When Dropkick Murphys co-lead vocalist Al Barr was sidelined in the latter half of 2021 – taking a leave of absence from the band to care for his ailing mother – the band was apprehensive about making a normal DKM album.

The perfect time to take on the Woody project had presented itself, and the band leapt at the chance to bring more of Woody’s timeless lyrics to life with a Dropkick Murphys musical twist. The end result is This Machine Still Kills Fascists – the true fruition of like-minded rebellious artists collaborating – albeit nearly a century apart.

Tracklist:

Side A
1. Two 6’s Upside Down
2. Talking Jukebox
3. All You Fonies
4. Never Git Drunk No More (featuring Nikki Lane)
5. Ten Times More

Side B
6. The Last One (featuring Evan Felker of Turnpike Troubadours)
7. Cadillac, Cadillac
8. Waters Are A'risin
9. Where Trouble Is At
10. Dig A Hole (featuring Woody Guthrie)
11. Never Git Drunk No More – Alternate Version