With Shane MacGowan setting the pace, ‘Rum Sodomy & The Lash’ marked the point where The Pogues’ greatness came to fruition.
Though lacking in polish, Joy Division’s debut EP, ‘An Ideal For Living’, nonetheless hinted at future greatness.
With the albums ‘Entertainment!’ and ‘Solid Gold’, Gang Of Four pulled rock music apart. ‘We invented our own thing,’ Jon King tells Dig!
Unfairly overlooked, ‘Pogue Mahone’ saw the Celtic folk-punk rebels kiss our arses goodbye with a life-affirming final album.
With their third album, ‘If I Should Fall From Grace With God’, The Pogues reached creative heights that lifted them into the mainstream.
Fusing rebellious proto-punk with radio-friendly pop, MC5’s ‘Back In The USA’ album opened a world of aggressive catharsis for the mainstream.
After losing two bandmates to drug-related deaths, Chrissie Hynde rebooted Pretenders and came back stronger than ever.
With their arresting imagery and soul-bearing honesty, the best Ian Curtis lyrics have cemented the Joy Division singer’s place in history.
With their unique blend of Anglo-Irish folk-punk, The Pogues created a new type of rebel music that still sounds revolutionary today.
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