Dropkick Murphys Debut New Video feat. Violent Femmes
Dropkick Murphys premiered the video for their cover of “Gotta Get To Peekskill”, and it features the storied folk punk group Violent Femmes.
The song is from Dropkick’s second collection of reworked Woody Guthrie songs called Okemah Rising. The first, This Machine Still Kills Fascists, was released last year as a tribute to Guthrie’s extensive catalog of American folk anthems, and supported by the band’s very first acoustic tour.
A press release explains the historical event that inspired the original song: “Woody’s defiant lyrics reference the 1949 Peekskill Riots – a confluence of American racism, antisemitism and anticommunist paranoia that brought the Ku Klux Klan to the banks of the Hudson River in violent opposition to a Paul Robeson concert – and the resolute solidarity of the musicians (including Guthrie and Pete Seeger) who joined Robeson in a rescheduled concert the following week.”
The video features performance footage of both Dropkick Murphys and Violent Femmes, and you can stream it below. Okemah Rising is due out on May 12, and Dropkick will be in our area for the Atlantic City Beer and Music Festival on June 3rd.
21 Best Rock Songs About Drinking/Booze
Pull up a stool and start running a tab, because we’re diving into one of rock’s most popular topics: Alcohol.
From beer to wine to spirits, there are countless songs in rock history about drinking. Some of these songs are upbeat, while others are dark. Regardless, many have resonated with fans spanning multiple generations.
When it comes to songs about booze, which ones are the best? Surely, that’s a great debate to be had sitting at any bar. Whether you find this list while at your favorite watering hole or come across it at a raucous party, our list will give you the perfect soundtrack for either occasion.
Here is our ranking of the 21 best rock songs about drinking or booze. Cheers!