Thursday, February 19, 2015

No Borders: The Prodigals and "The Immigrant"



In these times when immigration is being debated, the focus of today's random tune is timely. The Immigrant is by The Prodigals, an American punk band begun in 1997. The band describes their music as jig-punk and can be classified with other Irish music influenced punk bands such as The Pogues and Black 47 in their merging of traditional Celtic melodies with rock rhythms. The band's melodies are carried by a button key accordion with bass and drum underneath. The Immigrant can be found on their 1999 album Go On.