Dropkick Murphys: On The Road With The Dropkick Murphys

DVD Reviews | Mar 4th, 2005

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Starring The Dropkick Murphys
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Directed By: Dropkick Murphys
Studio: Hellcat Records
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I’ve been waiting for this DVD for awhile now and it’s finally here! I’m glad they postponed the release date last year to add more footage because this DVD is fully loaded. Besides the concert footage kicking serious ass, the behind the scenes stuff is great as well!

This DVD contains over 4 hours of stuff and I watched it all! Well there’s hidden footage on here supposedly but I didn’t bother looking for that yet. The first feature I checked out was the music videos. I’ve only seen a few videos before the DVD was released so it was cool to have all their videos included on the DVD. My faves of that section were Spicy McHaggis Jig, The Gauntlet, Gonna Be A Blackout, and Walk Away. After that, I watched the 2002 St Paddy’s Day Show in Boston. It’s pretty much the same thing that’s on the CD but you get to see what’s happening this time. Woohoo! You can’t tell there’s a bunch of bagpipers on the intro song, and there’s a bunch of dancers dancing during “A Few Good Men” on the CD. Seeing girls dancing and bopping up and down is always a good thing in my mind haha. The footage looks great, and the band’s performance is very lively. During the set, a couple came on stage and the guy proposed to his girlfriend. He would have have looked like a big dick if she didn’t say yes haha. I wish they played their songs from the new album at the St Paddy’s Day show but their new album didn’t come out when they filmed this so. But you get to see them play some of those songs in the Behind the Scenes and in other extras.

Besides the Paddy show feature, there’s a buttload of behind the scenes/ rare footage of the band and what goes on before and after shows. “65 Days of Hell” is a featurette on the Warped Tour. That was very cool to see all the various footage from all their sets at different cities. Believe it or not, there is a lot of funny stuff on the DVD. It mostly involved lots and lots of liquor haha. Black and Gold is a small featurette about the Murphys playing at the Fleet Center before, at intermission, and after a Bruins game. Hockey players from the Bruins Brian Rolston and Nick Boynton were interviewed, and even played GEETAR for the band during one of their tunes. That’s freakin’ cool. I remember reading somewhere that Brian Rolston was a Bad Religion fan and thought that was dope. I also know someone who’s sister is married to him too. But anyway, that was prob. the last thing they added to the disc that was only a few months ago. Big props for putting that on the DVD so quickly.

There’s a “Labor Day Documentary” included where it has the band supporting the Union when they are on strike, and they played for some people down in DC, acoustic style which actually sounds really awesome. They should do an acoustic tour of just that kind of stuff! I believe the drummer was playing the spoons, or it sounded like it ha. The best feature on here though is all the funny behind the scenes stuff. There’s over an hour of live concert footage, plus a lot of scenes from various foreign countries. In Japan, they have a scene where they are sitting on the shitter, and they have bid installed inside the bowl, and they were getting all excited since they were spraying their arses. That was hilarious to watch! Other funny stuff on the Behind the Scenes section is Roger Miret dressing up like Stephanie, who sings on “Dirty Glass” and prancing around on stage catching the band off guard; DKM and friends trying to cross over into Russia only to be welcomed by Russian Military flares in the sky; and DKM fight club. I kind of wished they put their performances on Conan O Brien with Kilty McBagpipes but it was probably a bitch getting permission to use the footage. There was a brief shot of them in their dressing room watching the show on TV.

The DVD is a must buy just solely on the St. Paddy’s Day show but having all these extras on here is freakin’ great! Don’t be stupid, go out and buy this

Live show from 2002 Boston St. Patrick’s Day
All the videos from the very beginning
Years of rare footage and home videos
Performances from the 2003 tours and live versions of tracks from Blackout
Minin-feature film 65 Days of Hell
Hidden bonus scenes and more

ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1

Standard 1.33:1 Color


Favorite Scenes: The Gauntlet, Spicy McHaggis Jig, Good Rats, Road Of The Righteous, Which Side Are You On
Rating: Rated NR
Running Time: 240 minutes
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