HAPPY HOUR WITH FLOGGING MOLLY
A ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION
HOSTED BY SIDEONEDUMMY RECORDS’ JOE SIB
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 23 AT FLOGGINGMOLLY.COM
Flogging Molly will air Happy Hour With Flogging Molly, a one-hour roundtable discussion moderated by SideOneDummy’s Joe Sib and featuring questions submitted by fans. Airing this Friday, October 23 at 10 p.m. Ireland time / 5 p.m. ET / 2 p.m. PT on YouTube, Facebook and FloggingMolly.com.
Happy Hour With Flogging Molly celebrates the release of the Swagger 20th Anniversary limited edition vinyl box set. The roundtable discussion will be an inside look at the history of the band and the era in which this album was released, with stories detailing this pivotal time in the band’s career. Originally released in 2000 on SideOneDummy Records, Swagger was Flogging Molly’s debut studio album. Happy Hour With Flogging Molly is sponsored by Breckenridge Brewery’s Nitro Irish Stout.
The Swagger 20th Anniversary package – which is limited to 5000 units – includes a remixed and remastered version of the album in a double gatefold vinyl package and features a bonus version of “Sentimental Johnny” en Español as “Juan El Sentimental.” A bonus LP on blue splatter vinyl features 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 music documentary from 2000 including a full live club performance, an expanded Lyric Booklet featuring photos from the band’s personal collection, Flogging Molly Logo vinyl slip mat, Flogging Molly logo embroidered patch and exclusive four-badge Swagger button pack will also be included.
20 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.
Dave King, frontman for Flogging Molly, had the following to share about the upcoming reissue:
“Never in our wildest dreams did we ever imagine that 20 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.
More than 20 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 20 years of wonderful memories,
and hopefully many more to come.”
From our family to yours,
Dave King / Flogging Molly
Flogging Molly is Dave King (lead vocals, acoustic guitar, bodhran), Bridget Regan (violin, tin whistle, vocals), Dennis Casey (guitar, vocals), Matt Hensley (accordion, concertina, vocals), Nathen Maxwell (bass guitar, vocals), Spencer Swain (mandolin, banjo, guitar, vocals), Mike Alonso (drums, percussion).