Street Dogs – Fading American Dream

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Fading American Dream

2006, DRT Entertainment/ Bass Tacks Records/Sound Pollution

Rating: 3.5/5


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Street Dogs hails from < ?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />Boston, and the members are all involved in other famous acts like Dropkick Murphys and The Mighty Mighty Bosstones. Just like in their original bands, Street Dogs plays dirty and drunken Irish-influenced punk rock.

Lead vocals and angry guitar riffs dominate the production and in some songs members from both Flogging Molly and The Pogues make guest appearances. The 13 tracks are delivered in a really fast tempo and the lyrics seem to very political with titles like “There is a Power in the Union”, “Fading American Dream”, and “Sell Your Lies”.

Even if the music and songs are quite simple, it’s really catchy and definitely a party starter. The album works both as a wake up call and as drinking buddy without a doubt.

It’s really fun to hear such a great album in these soft-punk-bands days; I highly recommend it to fans of above mentioned bands. Killer tracks are “Common People”, “Not without a Purpose”, “Power in a Union”, “Tobe’s got a Drinking Problem”, “Shards of Life”, “Sell Your Lies”, “Hardluck Kid”, and “Final Transmission”.



Mike McColgan – lead vocals

Johnny Rioux – bass

Marcus Hollar – guitar

Joe Sirois – drums

Tobe Bean – guitar


More info about the band





Common People

Not Without a Purpose


Decency Police

There is a Power in the Union

Tobe’s got a Drinking Problem

Shards of Life

Sell your Lies

Rights to your Soul

Hard Luck Kid

Fading American Dream

Final Transmission

Katie Bar the Door