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Don't Shut 'Em Down

From the Album Speed Of Darkness
May 31, 2011 | Format: MP3

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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: May 31, 2011
  • Release Date: May 31, 2011
  • Label: Borstal Beat Records
  • Copyright: (C) 2011 Borstal Beat Records
  • Duration: 3:40 minutes
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  • ASIN: B004ZIH70E
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (98 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #18 Free in Songs (See Top 100 Free in Songs)

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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Kort TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on June 3, 2011
'Don't Shut 'Em Down' is an upbeat, slightly ska-ish rocker with a message. It (and the album it is from) tackles the subject of the current economic crisis facing the US and the world. The subject matter is depressing but the lyrics are hopeful and the music is energetic. If you don't listen to closely to what is being sung, this tune will put a smile on your face and set your toes a tapping. Flogging Molly is a socially and politically aware band that reminds me a bit of Midnight Oil, with both Irish and American roots.

Their website goes into more depth about what Speed Of Darkness and the band is all about. If you find this track at all appealing, check out the samples for the rest of the album. It has the potential to resonate with a lot of the disillusioned American middle and lower class who are finding times tough right now.

~ Kort
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If you like punk rock, Irish whisky, beer and just all around great music, then Flogging Molly will fulfill your needs. FM always delivers a solid performance that makes you want to get together with some friends in a dive bar and have a few pints and have a great time. These guys have the ability to do that with every album, no matter how serious. I always make a point to buy their albums because it not only supports bands like this, but also because they always release great tunes from start to finish.
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By Magdalena A. on July 7, 2014
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Part of why I like listening to Flogging Molly is the spirit that they seem to bring in their other abums, whether in the delightful irreverence of "drunken lullabies" or the raucous dance party that is "Swagger". The energy they bring in those albums is awesome and you can't help but get caught up in it.

This album doesn't have that, and I do hope they manage to get whatever they had back, because Within a Mile of Home was pretty good and I'd hate to see them fade away already.
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Got it as a freebie, prefer some of their other songs but good to know it's not all pirate music.
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By Ray Keeler III on May 18, 2014
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Awesome!!!! The band is great, the music is great. What more can you ask for? I highly recommend this band!!!!
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By Cody on April 19, 2014
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This song is okay. I don't really listen to them, but it's not a bad song. Just not my taste.
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Flogging Molly. I love this album and listen to it frequently. It may be the only album in recent memory I listen through instead of on shuffle in a playlist.
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