Irish punk rock band Dropkick Murphys has gained a loyal following over the years with their raw and energetic performances. One aspect that adds to their unique appeal is the striking artwork on their album covers. Here’s a closer look at some of their memorable covers:
Signed and Sealed in Blood
The cover of “Signed and Sealed in Blood” shows a tombstone with the album title engraved on it, surrounded by roses and skulls. The imagery conveys a sense of death and finality, hinting at the serious themes present in the album’s lyrics.
The Meanest of Times
“The Meanest of Times” cover features an eagle wearing an American flag as a cape, with a city skyline in the background. The eagle is a symbol of strength and freedom, while the skyline indicates urban decay and struggle. The combination of these elements captures the band’s blue-collar roots and their message of resilience in the face of adversity.
Singles Collection, Vol. 2
The cover of “Singles Collection, Vol. 2” is a nod to the band’s Boston roots, featuring an illustrated map of the city with landmarks such as Fenway Park and the Zakim Bridge. The map is bordered by a Celtic knot design, which pays homage to the band’s Irish heritage.