Flogging Molly: Dave King (vocals, acoustic guitar); Dennis Casey (guitar); Robert Schmidt (banjo, mandolin); Bridget Regan (fiddle, tin whistle); Matt Hensley (accordion); George Schwindt (drums).
Additional personnel: John Donovan (guitar); Gary Schwidt (trumpet).
Recorded at Audio Recording Studios, Chicago, Illinois.
Nothing like a traditional Irish band from California. All cynicism aside, Flogging Molly's hybrid of street punk and pub-rock is a ruckus of punch-drunk energy. Combining the folk of the Pogues with an Oi! blast by way of the Dropkick Murphys, their debut full-length Swagger provides a brew of rowdy party music that's perfect for any barroom brawl. ~ Mike DaRonco
Alternative Press (10/00, pp.91-2) - 3 out of 5 - "...Different, upbeat and pure fun..."
CMJ (5/00, p.59) - "...A pleasant enough punk diversion....Comparisons to those standard-bearers of Irish folk-punk, The Pogues, are inevitable..."