Thursday, February 17, 2011

"Rock Box" Track of the Day: The Dubliners, "The Rocky Road to Dublin"

'Block his blind jab, counter with cross to left cheek. Discombobulate. Then resist urge to utter cliched saying like 'Who's your daddy?''
Song: "The Rocky Road to Dublin" by The Dubliners
Released: 1964
Why's it part of the "Rock Box" playlist?: Because of Warner Bros.' announcement from the other day that Robert Downey Jr.'s Sherlock Holmes sequel finally has a title (Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows), today's track from the "Rock Box" playlist is the Sherlock Holmes bare-knuckle boxing sequence music. It's the Irish folk band The Dubliners' 1964 recording of "The Rocky Road to Dublin," a 19th-century "slip jig" about an Irishman who travels from the town of Tuam to Liverpool to look for work and--here's a shocker--he gets in a fight, where his moves probably aren't as well-thought-out as the moves Sherlock comes up with to win the pitfight.

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