Punk Band Slams Scott Walker For Using Their Song – Twitter Explodes!


Celtic punk band Dropkick Murphys is not happy about Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker using their cover of Woody Guthrie’s “I’m Shipping Up to Boston,” as an intro for his Iowa Freedom Summit speech this past Saturday.

The band tweeted:

The Journal Sentinal wrote: “The Murphys’ reaction isn’t much of a surprise. In 2011, they released a single, “Take ‘Em Down,” dedicating it to Wisconsin unions that were protesting Walker’s state budget plan, and created a limited edition shirt, with proceeds from sales benefiting the Workers’ Rights Emergency Response Fund. And as the A.V. Club pointed out Sunday, the band in 2012slammed Wisconsin State Rep. Jeff Fitzgerald on its Facebook page for using “Boston” as his entrance music at the Wisconsin GOP Convention.” Both conservatives and liberals weighed in on Twitter:

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