Following the band’s anticipated run of UK and Irish arena dates, Dropkick Murphys are sharing special live footage of “All You Tories,” an incredibly powerful rework of “All You Fonies (Bound To Lose).” The original track is lifted from their recent studio album This Machine Still Kills Fascists; a full record of songs that bring Woody Guthrie’s words to life. Not a tribute album or a collection of covers, This Machine Still Kills Fascists is a collaboration between Dropkick Murphys and Woody Guthrie – artists separated by time and space, but connected by a common philosophy – to create something entirely new.
“All You Tories” was performed at both the Cardiff and Wembley Arena dates last month, in solidarity with the RMT and NHS healthcare workers who are rightly striking for better pay and working conditions.
“In support of all our Union friends in the UK fighting the good fight against the elitist Tory political party we made this music video in association with the RMT (The National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers)” explains frontman and Dropkick Murphys founder Ken Casey. “On our recent UK shows we changed the words to the song ‘All You Fonies (Bound To Lose)’ to ‘All You Tories,’ in support of the striking railroad and transit workers, nurses, fire fighters, teachers, ambulance staff and health workers. Best of luck in your struggle friends.” The song is recorded Live at Motorpoint Arena in Cardiff Wales and the live video footage is from Cardiff and the Wembley Arena show in London. The animation provided courtesy of the RMT.
This Machine Still Kills Fascists (Expanded Edition) was released at the start of the year, featuring three live versions of songs on the original release and two alternate song versions. The expanded edition features special guests Evan Felker of Turnpike Troubadours, Nikki Lane, Sammy Amara of Broilers, Jaime Wyatt, Woody Guthrie’s grandson Cole Quest and The American Songster® Dom Flemons.
Dropkick Murphys This Machine Still Kills Fascists band members are: Ken Casey (lead vocals), Tim Brennan (guitars, tin whistle, accordion, piano, vocals), Jeff DaRosa (guitars, banjo, mandolin, vocals), Matt Kelly (drums, percussion, and vocals), James Lynch (guitars and vocals), Kevin Rheault (bass).
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