A Wayward Word's Worth

October 21, 2011

Celtic rock for the recession

Filed under: Uncategorized — kylelawrence @ 2:52 am

Flogging Molly’s Detroit ode. By Kyle Mullin for Calgary’s FFWD Magazine, Oct. 6 2011

Every morning Dave King walks Django, his hulking Irish wolf hound, down Detroit’s ailing streets as if to sniff out the trail of the wounded. But he’s no hunter — in fact he’s longing for healing.

During those daybreak strolls, the frontman of Celtic punk troop Flogging Molly is always left aghast by the foreclosure signs dotting his adopted neighbourhood’s front lawns like flimsy gravestones. The only thing that shocks him more is what Detroit might reach and grasp in those death throws.






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