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Flogging Molly is a seven-piece Irish American punk rock
band, that formed in Los Angeles. The group has also
influenced a new generation of musicians and bands, both Irish and
non-Irish, punk and non-punk. Notable bands include Gogol Bordello (Russian punk), Rose's Pawn Shop (bluegrass
rock), The Scotch Greens (Americana rock) and many others.
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Flogging Molly have released three major studio albums, Swagger, Drunken Lullabies and Within a Mile of Home, as well as an independent live album entitled Alive Behind the Green Door. Flogging Molly have toured with the Vans Warped Tour and Larry Kirwan's American Fléadh Festival. They also contributed to the Rock Against Bush project. Also, as of late they have done extensive touring with the self proclaimed Gypsy punk band, Gogol Bordello, which is also signed under SideOneDummy Records.
In a recent interwiew with Kerrang! magazine, bandmember Dave King revealed that the name Flogging Molly comes from Molly Malone's, an Irish pub in LA. "We used to play there every Monday night and we felt like we were flogging a dead horse, so we called the band Flogging Molly".
Flogging Molly's music is heavily influenced by such bands as The Pogues, and ranges from boisterous punk rock like the pirate-themed "Salty Dog" and "Seven Deadly Sins" or the defiant "What's Left of the Flag" and "Rebels of the Sacred Heart" to more somber songs like "Far Away Boys", "The Son Never Shines (On Closed Doors)" and "Death Valley Queen". The driving forces behind the music tend to be King's gravelly voice and Regan's manic fiddling. Prior to forming Flogging Molly, Dave King was the vocalist for Fastway, a late 80s-early 90s heavy metal band, featuring guitarist Eddie Clarke of Motörhead.