Distilling a moonshine mix from the Irish folk tradition and the energy of punk, The Pogues hit upon something with a uniquely fiery taste. To se how well their potent elixir has matured, we sample the best Pogues songs and find that they still go down a treat…
Listen to the best of The Pogues here, and check out our 20 best Pogues songs, below.
20: Tuesday Morning (from ‘Waiting For Herb’, 1993)
Even The Pogues’ staunchest supporters struggled to believe that the group could exist without frontman Shane MacGowan. However, the band proved the doubters wrong with Tuesday Morning. The first single from their sixth album, Waiting For Herb, it went Top 20 in the UK and also caused a stir on US radio. Though something of a stylistic departure, with its jangling guitars and Spider Stacy’s plaintive vocals, Tuesday Morning was a radio-friendly pop song that won acceptance on its own terms and more than holds its own among the best Pogues songs.