Alive Behind the Green Door
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ALIVE BEHIND THE GREEN DOOR is Flogging Molly's very first recording. Recorded live @ Molly Malone's in 1997, Alive Behind The Green Door documents the raw and raucous energy of Flogging Molly's early days, and is a MUST OWN for the legions of Flogging Molly's faithful fans worldwide. Alive Behind the Green Door includes three Flogging Molly originals only found on this CD, the early live versions of songs that are now fan favorites, and the only recorded version of Delilah which was a staple of the band's live show during their early years. Previously only available at live shows and through limited distribution Alive Behind The Green Door features all new artwork and has been re-mastered by Robert Vosgein at Capital Records Mastering.
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"And there was our answer..
Just set up,plug in,tune up & share what we gave each other-fun!
So to hell with the squeaky clean & the oh-so pretty.
Here are 10 raw and raucous songs,LIVE and dripping with the 'joie de vivre'. Part of an experience we all had something to do with.
This is album is for you,the bawdy and the beautiful that will forever keep us honest"
"Pruduced by: Absolutely no one!"
THIS is the definitive OLD-SCHOOL Flogging Molly experience.Raw,Rowdy,energetic,soaked in Guinness & Whiskey.But most importantly,it didnt sound great. In 1997,Flogging Moly were just a bar band,who probably had no sound engineer or knowledge of the way a structure of a building,such as a Pub,would affect resonance levels and sound quality on a recording!! The point is,it's not supposed to sound perfect and professional.It's raw,it's honest & It's real.
Yes,there are times when the fiddle screeches,the mandolin disappears,or the bass drum tips and taps instead of pounding(see intro of "Between A Man And A Woman"),but for the most part it does sound,in my opinion,quite good for what they were working with at the time.
I own both the original 1997 independent release & the 2006 SideOneDummy re-release,and I have to say the remastering and engineering work done on this version really improved the sound quality to the best possible level,and in my opinion,the sound quality on this re-release is far better than the band's own independent release. So go for this one instead of the 1997 26fRPM release(which I think is also on sale here)
I would really only recommend this to HARDCORE Flogging Molly fans only,who want to experience the early days of the Band's sound,muddy,muffled and wonderful as it is.
But for the newcomer,or someone looking for a definitive Live Album of Today's Flogging Molly, I would Highly recommend "Whiskey On A Sunday" instead of this.
As for the band, this merely proves how much they really do rock. Playing at a small club in LA shows off their pure unadulterated intensity. You can hear the banter and there are a couple good different versions of songs that you'll love.
Great offering. A must have for FM fans.
While the set list is smoking and the band was definitley "on" the disc has some real issues sound-quality wise.
It falls somewhere between a soundboard copy and a fan recorded bootleg.
But hey, its a "live" live record so grab it anyway, down some creamy pints of stout, crank the volume and decide for yourself...or just catch them live (now thats a real 5 star performance!)