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Why Dropkick Murphys stand for hard work and doing things the right way

Rebels with a cause: Holding out a hand to the the deserving, the disenfranchised and the down and out, Boston’s Dropkick Murphys are on a mission

The cow skeleton in the sand told the Dropkick Murphys they were a long way from home. That plus the wildcats and snakes. Few bands have been so tied to their home city as Boston’s original Celtic punk rockers, who previously had never recorded outside its familiar streets. But in 2016, 20 years and nine studio albums into a career in which they have collaborated with Bruce Springsteen and film director Martin Scorsese, they felt the need to recommit. So they put the distractions of family and friends behind them to decamp to Sonic Ranch Studios in the desert east of El Paso, Texas. The Mexican border that was so exercising their Dropkicks-loathed president elect was nearby. So was a whole lot of nothing.

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