Package features a remixed and remastered Swagger and more
Acclaimed Celtic punk band Flogging Molly are excited to announce the 20th anniversary, limited edition vinyl box set of the band’s debut album, Swagger. Twenty years ago, Swagger impacted the punk and rock music worlds as an utterly unique statement from an undeniably incredible group of musicians, who to that point had been honing the songs in increasingly packed bars until all were razor sharp. Swagger would go on to serve as the blueprint for an entire style of modern punk rock, melding classic punk with Celtic roots and instrumentation.
The soon-to-be-released 2 LP package will include a remixed and remastered version of the album that features a bonus version of “Sentimental Johnny” en Español as “Juan El Sentimental,” a bonus LP featuring three live songs recorded in 2001 at Denver’s famed Bluebird Theatre plus a Traditional Irish Set (recorded with Steve Albini in “one take with no overdubs”), a never-before-seen DVD documentary from 2000 including a full live performance, an expanded lyric booklet featuring photos from the band’s personal collection, Flogging Molly logo vinyl slip mat, embroidered patch and four badge Swagger button pack.
The Swagger 20th Anniversary vinyl box set will be limited to 5000 units and released via SideOneDummy Records on Friday, October 23rd. The package will be available exclusively in the SideOneDummy U.S. and EU webstores. To celebrate the release, the band will be livestreaming “Halfway To St. Patrick’s Day,” an all-acoustic, full-band performance set to air at 5 pm EST this Thursday, September 17th via the band’s official homepage, YouTube and Facebook.
“Never in our wildest dreams did we ever imagine that twenty years on, we would be celebrating the release of our first studio album, Swagger. Yet here we are, a little older, maybe none the wiser, but very grateful for what has been an amazing experience,” shares Dave King, frontman for Flogging Molly.
“More than twenty years ago we set sail for Chicago, the home of Electrical Audio and the wonderful Steve Albini. With a fistful of songs, from ‘Salty Dog’ to ‘Far Away Boys’, we plugged in and belted out everything we had and made sure that no song
was left behind. Little did we know that Swagger would become the breaking ground, and the sound, of Flogging Molly.
“So, we would like to thank you all for the last twenty years of wonderful memories, and hopefully many more to come.”
Starting out as the house band at Molly Malone’s in Los Angeles and building a loyal following through endless touring, Flogging Molly has become a staple in the punk scene over the past 20 years, kicking off with its raucous debut showcase, Swagger, and continuing through its five additional studio albums. With numerous late night television appearances under their belt, its wildly popular Salty Dog Cruise through the Caribbean, and yearly St. Patrick’s Day Festival in Los Angeles, the band is currently working on the follow up to its latest LP, Life Is Good, an album filled with rousing songs that are timeless in their sentiment but directly related to today’s most pressing concerns. Life Is Good serves as a wake-up call to those who have simply stood by while far-reaching political decisions were made that had serious impact on them.