Saturday, June 1, 2013

AntiCurrent Archive Vol 2: Street Dogs: Savin Hill Demos

Greetings, for the second edition of "AntiCurrent Archives", a collection of rare albums I'm releasing through this blog, I chose one of the best punkrock demos I've ever came across.  Click here to view all past Archive Albums.

The year was 2002 and Mike McColgan had been notably absent from Punk since quitting the Dropkick Murphys in 1998 to become a firefighter. Thankfully for us, living out this lifelong dream was not enough for him and thus, he created this demo with the ex-drummer from Dropkick Murphys, Jeff Erna (who played drums on the Boys On The Docks EP), Bill Close from The Freeze, and Rob Guidotti of The Bruisers (Al Barr's band before Dropkick). This demo quickly circulated at the time, and there's damn good reason for it... it's raw, aggressive, well planned, and damn near genius Boston punkrock (I actually prefer these versions to the properly recorded ones on "Savin Hill"). However, in recent years, it has became harder, and harder to get your hands on.

dropkick murphys al barr mike mccolganIf you enjoy these, go and buy "Savin Hill", these are great stripped down versions of these songs, but in the end, it is just a demo, the album is a much more cohesive example of their sound at the time.... matter of fact, go and purchase their entire catalog if you enjoy this as they have yet to have an album that disappoints.

Download The Entire Album and Cover Art Here:
Mp3 Zip Archive

The tracklist is:
1. Locked & Loaded
2. Star
3. Mystery Box
4. Justifiable Fisticuffs
5. When it Ends
6. Cut Down On The 12th
7. One Of A Kind


  1. Thanks for this! Headed to Wreck The Halls in Boston on 12/18/15.

  2. Thanks for the entire series.

  3. I went out and found the album after hearing this post.