We're seven drunken pirates
We're the seven deadly sinsFlogging Molly is a celtic punk band from Los Angeles. They formed in 1997, due to a dispute between vocalist Dave King and Epic Records. Epic refused to let him use traditional Irish instruments in his music, causing him to leave the label to form a band with fiddle player Bridget Ragan.King and Ragan worked to find five more members. Eventually guitarist Dennis Casey, bassist Nathan Maxwell, Drummer George Schwindt, mandolin player Bob Schmidt, and accordion player Matt Hensley joined, completing the seven-piece band. Every Monday the band played at a club called Molly Malone's, which prompted them to name their band Flogging Molly.The band was originally signed to Side One Dummy Records, but their most recent album, Speed of Darkness, was released on their own label, Borstal Beat Records. The band's music is heavily influenced by politics, and Irish culture and history, as can be seen in the songs "Don't Shut 'Em Down" and "Drunken Lullabies" respectively. In 2004 the band started doing a yearly tour called the "Green 17" tour, which still goes on to this day. They have currently released five albums and are still actively making music and playing live shows.Discography:
— Flogging Molly, "Seven Deadly Sins".
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