Über Dropkick Murphys
One of the only skinhead acts to make it big in the states, the Boston-based Dropkick Murphys revitalized an increasingly jaded Punk scene by re-introducing the aggression of "Oi!" Recognizable by its football scrimmage grunting and Ubermensch machismo, "Oi!" holds a strong appeal for young, working class ruffians who like to shrug off the day's labors with a little male bonding and a lot of beer. Melding down-tuned metal heaviness and zippy Ska melodies, the Dropkick Murphys utilize tough, street punk sensibilities to counter Punk's watering-down via the influx of tepid radio pop.