The Warrior’s Code Dropkick Murphys

There are a couple of songs that you know what they are within the first couple of notes:

  • “Wannabe” – Spice Girls
  • “Mambo No. 5” – Lou Bega
  • “Eye Of The Tiger” – Survivor
  • “Beat It” – Michael Jackson
  • “Baby One More Time” – Britney Spears

…and the list goes on…

Sometime in 2005, The Dropkick Murphys dropped The Warrior’s Code on the public with little to no fanfare. It was your standard Celtic Punk from a band out of almost-Boston (Quincy to be precise). Sounded much like the other albums they put out in the past…proud of their Irish heritage and ready to throw down for a friend in need.

“I’m Shipping Up To Boston” started to get some airplay on the rock station, WAAF. A re-imagining of some Woody Guthrie lyrics, it was loud, raucous, and suited the city well. People of Boston are a proud people and proud to say they are from Boston. Put “Boston” in the title of your song and you are almost guaranteed a couple of spins from the novelty factor alone. However, it was the Red Sox closer Jonathan Papelbon that put it into heavy rotation.

The Red Sox were making their yearly run for the pennant and the entire city would get behind the team. Especially when Papelbon would take the mound…his entrance music changed to “I’m Shipping Up To Boston”…when the crowd heard those first couple of notes the stadium would erupt. Whatever conversations happening in the bars would stop and the game seemed to be the only thing happening in Boston that night.

Sad though, there was so much hope for the team that year after coming off a World Series win. The Red Sox lost the AL Division Series to the White Sox that year…

1.Your Spirits AliveDropkick Murphys2:21
2.The Warrior's CodeDropkick Murphys2:30
3.Captain Kelly's KitchenDropkick Murphys2:49
4.The Walking DeadDropkick Murphys2:07
5.Sunshine HighwayDropkick Murphys3:22
6.Wicked Sensitive CrewDropkick Murphys2:59
7.The BurdenDropkick Murphys2:56
8.Citizen C.I.A.Dropkick Murphys1:28
9.The Green Fields Of FranceDropkick Murphys4:46
10.Take It And RunDropkick Murphys2:44
11.I'm Shipping Up To BostonDropkick Murphys2:34
12.The Auld TriangleDropkick Murphys2:41
13.The Last Letter HomeDropkick Murphys3:32
14.TessieDropkick Murphys4:16