The 1st CD from Joe Hurley and Rogue's March, 'Never Fear' was released to glowing critical acclaim in the mid-90s, even landing the band on the cover of CMJ Magazine as the 'Jackpot' release of the month. A 14 song collection of Irish-tinged r&r and ballads, the CD includes several songs that were destined to become band classics. The drinking anthem 'Shut Up and Drink' remains a permanent fixture on jukeboxes all over the States, with the Austin Chronicle calling it 'the party anthem for the end of the century'. The song has been covered by bands in Canada, Germany, Holland, Ireland, and England, has received major rock radio airplay (with a number of words bleeped out), and even garnered the band an interview on MTV, such was the song's notoriety. The romantic waltzing ballad 'Amsterdam Mistress' was a huge hit with audiences across North America and received strong airplay in Ireland on the hit Dave Fanning Show as well as many others. The 1st track 'Bend in the Road' is also considered a Rogue's March standard. Some reviews of the CD 'NEVER FEAR' 'The songs are great, suggesting the finest moments of The Mekons or The Pogues. Rogue's March has gathered a fast growing cult of fame throughout New York, and is just waiting for a spark to take them to even higher visibility.' - CMJ MAGAZINE 'Jackpot' 'Rogue's March's sound is based on Irish influences supercharged with a hard shot of punk, country, and a little urban aggression. There ain't no room for the meek here...There is true magic on 'Never Fear' from the upbeat screamers like 'Shut Up and Drink' to the standout ballads like 'Amsterdam Mistress', and the medley of influences works. Think of it as the Clancy Brothers meet Sid Vicious after a few pints of Guinness; still, Rogue's March turns up the heat in a very American way.' - PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER 'Rogue's March are a fantastic band who have managed to capture the same excitement they create during a show in a tight, raw, studio recording, NEVER FEAR. This 14 song collection is an exuberant package featuring a heap of memorable music. They are top players sitting on the edge of the bigtime. _NEW YORK POST 'CD OF THE WEEK' 'These New York staples play celtic-tinged rock with unshakable pop hooks, mixing accordion and guitars with mandolin and tin whistle. They celebrate drinking, depression, and strife with jigs thickly coated in black humor. Songs like 'Shut Up and Drink' and 'Amsterdam Mistress' (which rhymes 'pints of Guiness' with 'lots of slow kisses') make for perfect St Patrick's Day wallowing.' - NEW YORK TIMES.