Black 47 is the project of Irish expatriate folksinger Larry Kirwan, who was
playing New York's Greenwich Village clubs already in the 1970s and in the 1990s decided to
copy the Pogues with his own band.
Fire Of Freedom (EMI, 1993), that includes most of the debut
EP, Black 47 (SBK, 1992), is notable only for the eccentric use of
horns and hip-hop rhythms.
Abadoning the Irish political and musical stance,
Home of The Brave (EMI, 1994) absorbed elements of
ska, rap and rhythm and blues. The fusion is intriguing, but rarely entertaining.
Green Suede Shoes (Tim/Kerr, 1996) returns to his political roots and
is built around the Irish hip hop of
Green Suede Shoes, probably their best idea ever.
Trouble In The Land (Tim/Kerr, 1999) continues to inbreed ska, hip hop
and celtic folk with mixed results. The albums are a far cry from their
legendary live shows.
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