Song of the Week: “The Great Boston Molasses Flood” by Dead Milkmen

I thought I’d have to pass on the song of the week since I hadn’t heard anything that tickled my fancy enough to share on this blog.  Then my friend Erik tweeted me a link to the new single by the Philadelphia punk rock legends called “The Great Boston Molasses Flood.”  He noted “When I think of the Molasses Flood I think of you.”

The Great Molasses Flood is an actual disaster that took place in Boston’s North End on January 15, 1919.  It’s well documented in Stephen Puleo’s book Dark Tide and is featured on Boston By Foot’s Dark Side of Boston walking tour (which I lead).  Not only is the song historically significant, it also rocks.