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March 7, 2000

Song Title
Salty Dog
Selfish Man
The Worst Day Since Yesterday
Every Dog Has Its Day
Life In A Tenement Square
The Ol' Beggars Bush
The Likes Of You Again
Black Friday Rule
Grace Of God Go I
Devil's Dance Floor
These Exiled Years
Sentimental Johnny
Far Away Boys

Product Details

  • Original Release Date: March 7, 2000
  • Release Date: March 7, 2000
  • Label: Side One Dummy Records
  • Copyright: 2000 Side One Dummy
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  • Total Length: 53:40
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (123 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,808 Paid in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 Paid in MP3 Albums)

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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars At long last.... March 8, 2000
By Soergel
Format:Audio CD
I have been going to FM's shows for almost three years now and have never been disappointed. SWAGGER -- their much awaited studio album -- is a fantastic alternative to seeing them live, doing much more justice to their set than their previous live album (besides, the lineup had changed a lot since then). Their music is a close cousin to such Irish Punk as The Pogues, combining traditional instruments like fiddle, accordion, and tin whistle with a pounding momentum. Dave King's high-pitched snarl brings considerable character and humanity to the proceedings, and the rest of the band (there are 7 in all) plays an integral role in pulling it all off. A must buy if you have ever called yourself a fan of Irish Rock and / or The Pogues.
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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It's infectious September 26, 2005
Format:Audio CD
A friend played "Devil's Dance Floor" on the jukebox at a bar one night. It is so infectious I went and bought the Swagger cd. Truly this is an enjoyable and overall very smooth flowing bit of music. There are no songs on this that you will skip over. Everyone will have their favorite songs off this, mine happens to be Worst Day Since Yesterday, Selfish Man, Salty Dog, and Life in a Tenament Square but all of the songs are good and toe tappingly enjoyable. The sound is great and you can only imagine what a room full of drunk people singing these would sound like. Splendid music with now low points in the entire album.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An Outstanding Release. March 14, 2000
Format:Audio CD
Raucous and fun, Flogging Molly's album SWAGGER brings a new twist to punk rock. Following in the tradion of the Pogues, this Los Angeles octet has secured a spot on the upcoming Warped Tour, opened up for Stiff Little Fingers, and played with the likes of Rocket From The Crypt, X, and The Real MacKenzies among others. This Steve Albini-recorded album marks their first studio release, and is nothing short of excellent, loud, sloppy, powerful music. Fast paced songs like "Salty Dog," "Selfish Man," "The Likes of You Again," and others have a distict stomping step-beat that marks them as an Irish punk band, yet the combined instrumentation of drums, bass, electric and acoustic guitars with accordion, mandolin and fiddle place them with a folky sound as well, which allows this talented band room to breathe: "The Worst Day Since Yesterday" has a country feel to it, "Sentimental Johnny" has a Mexican influence, and the closing lament "Far Away Boys," with faint banjo in the backgound, is one of the most touching songs on the album. Be on the lookout for these guys. They're making a lot of heads turn here on the West Coast, so watch out for them when they come to your town this summer!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Incredible Live Band! July 5, 2000
Format:Audio CD
I haven't listened to the CD yet but I saw them live in San Francisco at the Vans Warped Tour and thought they were so great I drove to Boreal Ski Resort the next day to see them again. Irish music complete with tin whistle and fiddle mixed with hard rock and punk makes this band one of the best I have heard in a very long time. If the CD is one tenth as good as they are live, I'm going to be in for quite a treat.
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars When a Dubliner relocates to L.A. May 9, 2001
Format:Audio CD
Sometimes you can always find what your not looking for! I had never heard of Flogging Molly, nor was I looking for them. My O My how things change! I was looking for a Shane MacGowan book though Amazon, and they had the section called "customers also bought..." I saw the name of a band called Flogging Molly. It was next to The Pogues, Dropkick Murphys, etc. So I read the reviews and was impressed and went out to get the album, 'Swagger'. The first track "Salty Dog" opens up with some agreeable traditional celtic fiddle, then crashes into an upbeat absolute perfect drinking/pirate song! The singer Mr. King belts out "anarchy!" midway through the song, and i was content with the CD already! I later found out the accordian player is also a professional skateboarder named Matt Hensley. The best tracks are "Salty Dog" "Likes Of You Again" "Devil's Dance Floor" I was told to see them live, and within a month I lucked out. I looked in the local paper and sure enough they were coming that same weekend! I saw an amazing show, and was happy to have such great timing. I think the references to Shane MacGowan are a little much, but it's the best thing you can compare to. I think they are a perfect mix of traditional celtic meets punk pirate pub music. the drum beats crash throughout the entire CD, and make you get up, spill your drink and dance!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
First off, whoever thinks that Dave King has a faux Irish accent needs to a) have their head examined and b) do a little research before deciding to shoot off at the mouth about something they know NOTHING about.
That being said, this is a FANTASTIC album. I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys being happy. Seriously, this is music that makes you want to jump around with a big smile on your face. Sure, you'd look goofy but this band will coax the best of emotions out of you. If you have not seen them live, you MUST. I live in LA and have had the good fortune to see them live MANY times over the last few years, and while the album is great, it doesn't even do them justice. If you like good punk mixed with traditional celtic a la the Pogues, you'll LOVE Flogging Molly.
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Familiar Celtic melodies - like you've never heard before. Take a test drive listen before buying just in case you're not quite here yet.
Published 5 months ago by Florida lassie
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Published 6 months ago by oshirenshi
5.0 out of 5 stars Great CD
Swagger is a great CD. I love every song on this CD. They are a great Irish band and never disappoint!
Published 10 months ago by SorensenClan5
5.0 out of 5 stars No disappointment here
This was the third CD by this group that I've purchased. I love the other two ("Drunken Lullabies" and "Within a Mile from Home") and this one ranks right up there... Read more
Published 10 months ago by Mare-Mare
1.0 out of 5 stars Bleah
I like the first couple songs, since it had a cool sound to it. Then that sound was beat over my head over and over with no variation. Read more
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5.0 out of 5 stars how can you go wrong
there's nothing better than a little lively Flogging Molly to wake you up and get you going in the morning.
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