Street Dogs - New Anthems for the Middle Class
By Dave Schwartz

“We just ask ourselves, what would Joe Strummer or Johnny Cash do?” says Mike McColgan, founder and vocalist of Street Dogs. Simple and direct, these are words that any punk band trying to navigate not just the music business but the world today could live by. 

The Street Dogs have just released their sixth album, “Stand for Something or Die for Nothing” – out on Century Media Records.  It’s been a long cycle since their self-titled release in 2010.  On this outing the Street Dogs have written a collection of socially-conscious anthems.  “Working Class Heroes” is about living The American Dream.  “The Comeback Zone” is about getting America back on track.  And the title track, “Stand for Something or Die for Nothing” is about freedom of speech. 

In their press release McColgan stated, “The dumbing down of America is a reason to write songs in 2018.  The theme is wake the fuck up and the working class needs to unite across all colors, creeds, nationalities, genders and realize that we are being pitted against each other by snake oil salesmen and autocrats.”

I caught up with Mike McColgan in a busy parking lot on a noisy street next to the Rebel Lounge in Phoenix, AZ.  This is what he had to say…



No. Title Length
1 "Stand For Something Or Die For Nothing"  
2 "Other Ones"  
3 "The Comeback Zone"  
4 "Angels Calling" (feat. Slain)  
5 "These Ain’t The Old Days"  
6 "Working Class Heroes"  
7 "Lest We Forget"  
8 "The Round Up"  
9 "Mary On Believer Street"  
10 "Never Above You, Never Below You"  
11 "Torn And Frayed"  


Released  June 22, 2018
Century Media Records
Street Dogs 

DaBelly Host:

Dave Schwartz

Street Dogs:

Mike McColgan – lead vocals (2002–present)
Johnny Rioux – bass (2003–present)
Pete Sosa – drums (2012–present)
Matt Pruitt – lead guitar (2013–present)
Lenny Lashley – rhythm guitar (2013–present)

Filmed On Location:

The Rebel Lounge in Phoenix, AZ
 

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