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Elvis Murphy's Green Suede Shoes


Download links and information about Elvis Murphy's Green Suede Shoes by Black 47. This album was released in 2005 and it belongs to Rock, Rock & Roll, World Music, Alternative, Songwriter/Lyricist genres. It contains 12 tracks with total duration of 58:24 minutes.

Artist: Black 47
Release date: 2005
Genre: Rock, Rock & Roll, World Music, Alternative, Songwriter/Lyricist
Tracks: 12
Duration: 58:24
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No. Title Length
1. Far Side of the Wall 4:40
2. Downtown Baghdad Blues 4:05
3. The Bells of Hell 4:37
4. Girl Next Door 2:19
5. Elvis Murphy 3:58
6. The Day They Set Jim Larkin Free 4:52
7. Uncle Jim 3:42
8. Into the West 4:25
9. Liverpool Fantasy 2:46
10. History of Ireland, Part 1 7:52
11. Kilroy Was Here 7:03
12. Life's Like That, Isn't It? 8:05



Elvis Murphy's Green Suede Shoes is the audio companion to Black 47 bandleader Larry Kirwan's memoir, Green Suede Shoes: An Irish-American Odyssey. The six brand-new tracks, as well as two re-recorded cuts from previously deleted albums and two songs culled the Wexford-born writer/musician/playwright's numerous side projects, tell the story of an Irish immigrant on the rocky road to America and his eventual slide into the welcoming arms of rock & roll. Black 47 are as New York City as Lou Reed and as working class as Bruce Springsteen, but despite their local iconic status, their bluesy brand of Celtic rock never truly caught on with the general public. Kirwan, who tells stories like Bob Dylan and sings like an even more affected version of Kevin Rowland from Dexys Midnight Runners, is a relentlessly energetic soul, a tireless advocate for the blue-collar pub crawler, and a genuinely talented writer with a band — whose members still play with the intensity of musicians half their age — that instinctually follows his every step. It's a shame that so many people can't get past his manic delivery and familial earnestness, because songs like "Far Side of the Wall," "Into the West," and the rousing "Uncle Jim" are what the American experience is all about: love and suffering, drinking, forgiving and acceptance.