Truth, Love & Liberty
(Street Dogs, Dropkick Murphys)
Pirates Press 101-2
Released on January 14, 2014
Whether you’re into punk or not has nothing to do with whether you’re going to fall in love with this record. You will.
When this band set out to write and record these songs, nobody involved thought the result would have been as profound
as it is. The resulting gospel, as sung and played by these legendary musicians is truly that: a gospel. Non-religious, and
more like pages ripped from a diary, these songs pull from the best of their classic rock influences, their unbreakable
punk roots, and some seriously powerful shit going on in their lives. They reach from all over the musical and emotional
spectrums and pull it all back into one cohesive masterpiece.
This record paints McColgan and his brethren as transcendent forces in what many people feel is a stagnant (punk) rock
scene. This is a band without limits, un-labelable and accessible to everyone yet true to themselves and their roots all
along the way. Americana, classic rock, country, tinges of punk rock, wrapped up in an uplifting folk, or even gospel
backdrop, just without all the hand clapping.