Punk Pioneers The Mahones Announce30th Anniversary Retrospective: This Is All We’ve Got To Show For It – The Best Of 30 Years
Heralded as pioneers of the Irish punk scene, beloved six-piece outfit The Mahones, have announced a special 30th Anniversary retrospective, This Is All We’ve Got To Show For It – The Best of 30 Years to be released via True North Records on December 4, 2020.
This comprehensive retrospective captures many special moments with surprise guests on intimate stages over the decades. The release will be available on CD, vinyl and all streaming platforms. See below for the full tracklist and a list of all the special guests featured. A pre-order is available as of today HERE. A special Christmas merchandise offer will be available and announced soon.
Formed on St. Patrick’s Day in 1990, The Mahones have been performing their distinctly ‘Canadian’ form of Irish Punk in bars, pubs and music halls around the globe, amassing a devoted fanbase in their wake, and become internationally recognized as one of the hardest working punk outfits around.
The band has certainly come a long way in 30 years; from their humble beginnings performing at Irish pubs to having their song “Paint the Town Red” featured in the climactic final fight scene of the 2x Academy Award-winning film The Fighter.
Throughout 1990 to 2020, the band members have come and gone, but the sound has remained constant over 11 studio albums, 2 live recordings, a collection of acoustic versions and an earlier compilation marking their 25-year milestone. The band has toured through 35 countries, headlined festivals all over the world, and humbly shared the stage with nearly all of their favourite artists.
Over the last three years, The Mahone’s latest albums Love – Death – Redemption, The Irish Songs and Punk Rock Saved My Life (The Covers) were released to critical praise. The Mahones 2019 highly anticipated UnPlugged album (featuring Sarah Harmer, Simon Townshend of The WHO and the return of Damhnait Doyle) brought the focus on their songwriting skills as the acoustic recording brought them into the world of Irish folk song enthusiasts.
After touring worldwide in early 2020, The Mahones are eager to hit the road again in mid-2021 for The Mahones 30 Anniversary World Tour; surviving the post-Covid apocalypse with a whiskey in one hand and a Guinness in the other.
The Mahones are:
Finny McConnell – Lead Vocals, Guitar
Sean ‘Riot’ Ryan – Bass, Vocals
Nicole Kaiser – Accordion, Vocals
Gina Romantini – Violin, Vocals
Michael O’Grady – Tin Whistle, Vocals
Jamie Oliver – Drums, Vocals
Past & Honorary Mahones
Katie Kaboom – Accordion, Vocals
Dominic Whelan – Drums, Vocals
Andrew J Brown – Tin Whistle, Vocals
Sean Winter – Banjo, Vocals
Ger O’Sullivan – Mandolin, Vocals
Jonathan Moorman – Violin, Vocals
Owen Warnica – Bass, Vocals
Paul Mancuso – Bass, Vocals
Scruffy Wallace – Bagpipes, Tin Whistle, Vocals
This Is All We’ve Got To Show For It Track Listing
1. Shakespeare Road
2. Paint The Town Red
3. Drunken Lazy Bastard
4. The Hunger The Fight
5. Streets Of New York
6. A Great Night On The Lash
7. Give It All You Got
8. A Little Bit Of Love
9. Stars (Oscar Wilde)
10. Punk Rock Saved My Life
11. Queen Tequila
12. Rise Again
13. One Last Shot
14. Is This Bar Open Til Tomorrow
15. Cocktail Blue
16. Never Let You Down
17. Angels Devils
18. Celtic Pride
19. Heroes (Bowie Cover)
Very Special Guests
Tara Slone (Joydrop) – The Hunger & The Fight
Greg Keelor (Blue Rodeo) – Shakespeare Road
Rick Barton (Dropkick Murphys) – A Great Night On The Lash
Damhnait Doyle – A Little Bit Of Love
Sarah Harmer – Never Let You Down
Simon Townshend (The Who) – Stars (Oscar Wilde)
Ian Blurton (Change of Heart) – Give It All You Got
Johnny Fay & Gord Sinclair (Tragically Hip) – Cocktail Blue
Jae Burns (Stiff Little Fingers) – Angels & Devils