The Dropkick Murphys Upstage Nicholson

We had several questions after watching The Departed this weekend: Is Mark Wahlberg wearing a wig, or just going bald in some groundbreakingly terrible new way? Was Jack Nicholson even aware that he was making a movie, or did Scorsese just happen to capture his dildo-wielding, maniacally cackling everyday behavior? And is just us, or is the movie’s unofficial theme song–the Dropkick Murphys’ “I’m Shipping Up To Boston”– one of the best “shit’s going down” tracks we’ve ever heard?

UPDATE: Due to a typing error, “dildo-wielding” was misspelled as “dildo-welding.” Idolator regrets the error–in so many, many ways.

The Dropkick Murphys – I’m Shipping Up To Boston [MP3, link expired]
The Dropkick Murphys [Official Site]

  • AcilletaM

    Sadly you’ve now crushed the hopes of many auto workers who thought they had a future in porn.

  • mickeyprecious

    If ever there was a candidate for a shaved head, it’s the Dropkick Murphy’s guy. If he grows that hair out further, then he’s grab a first place trophy in the “Art Garfunkel look-alike” competition.

    Don’t laugh – I go to that every year.

  • sXenester

    Al shaved his head earlier this year. These guys are great, some of the nicest folks in a band that I’ve ever met. Didn’t hurt that I got to introduce them onstage once. I flipped when I heard that song in the trailer, to be honest.

  • KurticusMaximus

    Dropkick in Boston on St. Patty’s Day = perfection.

    I don’t suppose anybody here has a bootleg of their cover of “Baba O’Riley?” I’m beginning to doubt its existence.

  • Mick Kraut

    Looking at this picture I think they are danger of turning into a Ska band (or Pink Floyyd)…how many more people do they need on stage? Do they have a guy on stage who does nothing but dance like Michael Flatley the whole show? Oh wait that was the Mighty Mighty Bosstones…nevermind…

  • dedwards

    i agree, the song is the best “shit’s going down” song i have ever heard. i dont like to fight anymore but this song made me want to scrap