Photo by Ben Kaye
Though most people party years before they hit 21, there’s something special about that first legal drink. The moment when the first empty shot glass hits the bar is worth celebrating, and that’s just what Bloodshot Records plans to do for its own 21st birthday. The label is releasing a 7-inch singles collection called Six Pack to Go 7-inch, featuring 12 tracks all related to the glorious history of the drinking song.
As a first sip from the pack, Deer Tick have covered The Pogues’ “If I Should Fall from Grace with God”, the title track to the Irish folk punks’ 1988 album. As fans of the Providence rockers know, Deer Tick can handle a cover with the best of them, as they prove once again on this new take. With a sauced, speedy pace filled with stumbling drums and bouncing keys, the band builds to pint-swinging harmonies on the quintessentially Irish chorus, “Let me go boys!/ Let me go boys!” Take a listen below.
On sale December 4th with pre-orders going on now, the limited edition Bloodshot Six Pack to Go comes housed in a custom six-pack carrying case containing each of the six 7-inches. Other contributors include Robert Pollard, The Yawpers, Banditos, Joe Pug, and more. Find the complete tracklist below.
Bloodshot Six Pack to Go Tracklist:
Disc 1: Banditos “Askin For Disaster” (Bad Lovers cover) b/w Bad Lovers “Still Sober (After All These Beers)” (Banditos cover)
Disc 2: Deer Tick “If I Should Fall From Grace With God” (The Pogues cover) b/w The Yawpers “3 Days Sober”
Disc 3: Dale Watson “The Bottle Never Let Me Down” b/w JP Harris “Drink Up and Be Somebody” (Merle Haggard cover)
Disc 4: Robert Pollard (Guided by Voice) “Drinker’s Peace” b/w Bobby Bare, Jr. “One Bed, Two Girls, Three Bottles of Wine” (co-written with Hayes Carll)
Disc 5: Kelly Hogan & Nora O’Connor are Lady Parts “Me, Myself & Wine” (Ron Sexsmith cover) b/w Joe Pug “This Our Hour”
Disc 6: Elizabeth Cook “Too Drunk to Fuck” (Dead Kennedys cover) b/w Al Scorch “Six Pack” (Black Flag cover)