Swagger (Flogging Molly album)
|Studio album by Flogging Molly|
|Released||March 7, 2000|
|Flogging Molly chronology|
In a very positive review, Allmusic called "Swagger" a combination of the "folk of the Pogues with an Oi! blast by way of the Dropkick Murphys." The reviewer went on to call the album "music that's perfect for any barroom brawl."Punknews.org gave the album 5 out of 5 stars and said that "every song is a keeper, without a clunker in the bunch." The album also called "Salty Dog" the "quintessential Flogging Molly song" and noted the album's contrast between aggressive punk-influenced songs and slower ballads like "The Worst Day Since Yesterday."
In popular culture
- "The Worst Day Since Yesterday" was used as the music for the opening and closing montage in Stargate: Universe season 1, episode 9, "Life" (first broadcast November 20, 2009).
- "The Worst Day Since Yesterday" was heard in the background in the bar scene in Mr. and Mrs. Smith.
- "Selfish Man" was used during the closing scene, and over the closing credits, of the fourth episode of Showtime's Brotherhood.
All songs written by Dave King, except where noted.
- "Salty Dog" - 2:21
- "Selfish Man" - 2:54
- "The Worst Day Since Yesterday" - 3:38
- "Every Dog Has Its Day" - 4:24
- "Life in a Tenement Square" (King, Matt Hensley, Nathen Maxwell, Bridget Regan, Bob Schmidt, George Schwindt) - 3:11
- "The Ol' Beggars Bush" - 4:34
- "The Likes of You Again" - 4:33
- "Black Friday Rule" (King, Hensley, Maxwell, Regan, Schmidt, Schwindt, Ted Hutt) - 6:57
- "Grace of God Go I" - 1:55
- "Devil's Dance Floor" - 3:59
- "These Exiled Years" - 5:15
- "Sentimental Johnny" - 4:47
- "Far Away Boys" - 5:06
- Dave King - lead vocals, acoustic guitar
- Bridget Regan - fiddle, tin whistle
- Matt Hensley - accordion
- Nathen Maxwell - bass guitar
- Robert Schimdt - mandolin, banjo
- George Schwindt - drums, percussion
- John Donovan - electric guitar, acoustic guitar
- Gary Schwindt - trumpet