I know Finnegan’s Hell have just released a new album (it’s winding its way to me) but I wanted to give, Work Is The Curse Of The Drinking Class, a quick review first. Released at the tail end of 2020, Work……,, is Finnegan’s Hell third full-length album and while the previous two albums were solid Celtic-punk with a drinking problem, there was not much that made those releases stand out of the crowd. Well that has changed with, Work….., which after a few spins is a real standout album. The Finnegan’s Hell on, Work……,, is tight as hell, and the songs are first-class, no frills Celtic-punk with strong melodies and a drinking problem. Check out the title track below, there is a lot more of this quality through the album.
Swedish Celtic-punks, Finnegan’s Hell, have release their fourth full length release, One Finger Salute. I’m embarrassed to say I’ve just started to listen to their magnificent number three, Work Is The Curse Of The Drinking Class. The question is, should I review #3 or wait till I have #4?
Merry Christmas from Shite’n’Onions
The Walker Roaders – Lord Randall’s Bastard Son
Alternative Ulster – All I Want For Christmas Is A Divorce
Langers Ball – Auld Lang Syne
The Walker Roaders – Seo Yun
The Mighty Regis – Real Deal Irish
The Mahones – Angel Without Wings-Merry Christmas Baby
Alternative Ulster – 12 Days of Christmas
Finnegan’s Hell – Drunken Christmas
Lexington Field – Christmas at the Pub
The Shandrum Ceili Band – The Wind That Shakes The Barley
BibleCodeSundays – Christmas In London
July 14, 2018
Poor Tim Finnegan, after a life of drinking the sup, brawling and chasing the shady lady he fell from that bloody ladder, struck his head and died. After the infamous wake when he was finally bloody well dead his mortal remains were tossed into Shane MacGowan’s grave and his spirit went straight to hell. But for Tim like Bon Scott hell ain’t such a bad place to be and isn’t that grand lads.
February 8, 2015
Poor ‘ol Tim Finnegan, fell off that ladder and broke his head, work up in a pine box at his own wake, but not this time on Watling Street and who ever spilt that whiskey on him wasn’t one of his nearest and dearest but a hairy looking Swede surrounded by equally mean looking Swedes. Tim Finnegan has found himself in Finnegan’s Hell and it’s Drunk, Sick And Blue.
Finnegan’s Hell are a Celtic-punk band from Sweden who have no pretense of being anything but a Celtic-punk band, they specialize in fast and raw punk sing-a-longs with a great sense of Celtic melody. Reminiscent of fellow Scandinavian’s Greenland Whalefishers and Sir Reg and to my well trained ears, New Jersey legends, The Skels.
There are lots of highlights on Drunk, Sick and Blue – The Finnegan’s ode to good child raising, Jar of Porter; the covers of Galway Races and The Molly Maguires and not to forget their ditty to benefits of drinking hard, Reverse Evolution.
A very fine, first full length, check’em out, you won’t be disappointed.