October 23, 2020, was clearly a red letter day for punk fans. The Bouncing Souls released Volume 2 AND legendary Celtic punk band Flogging Molly released a limited edition vinyl boxset of their debut studio album, Swagger!
The two LP 20th anniversary boxset is limited to 5000 copies and includes a remixed and remastered version of the album and a bonus version of Sentimental Johnny in Spanish; Juan El Sentimental.
Frontman Dave King explained: “More than 20 years ago we set sail for Chicago, the home of Electrical Audio and the wonderful Steve Albini…we plugged in and belted out everything we had and made sure that no song was left behind…we would like to thank you all for the last 20 years of wonderful memories, and hopefully many more to come.”
The second LP includes three songs recorded live at at the Bluebird Theatre in Denver in 2001, plus a traditional Irish set recorded with Steve Albini in one take. Also in the box set is a DVD documentary from 2000 including a full live set, a lyric booklet with photos from the band’s own collection, a vinyl slip mat, an embroidered patch, and four pin badges.
The band recently caught up with SideOneDummy’s founder Joe Sib to reminisce about the last two decades and you can watch that here!
The band has signed with Rise Records/BMG for the release of their next album, due to be recorded in 2021.