Posts tagged with The Pogues
Harnessing the lyrical brilliance of Irish folk and the aggressive snarl of punk, The Pogues’ frontman Shane MacGowan created a unique style.
The book will be published by Rain Street and Infinitum Nihil and is set for release in April 2022.
They were rowdy, rebellious and volatile, but Shane MacGowan and co built their catalogue to last – as the best Pogues songs attest.
Rich and diverse, The Pogues’ ‘Waiting For Herb’ album showed the magic didn’t depart with their mercurial frontman.
Though rowdy and rebellious, The Pogues’ ‘Red Roses For Me’ album was executed with feeling – and hinted at greatness ahead.
With Shane MacGowan setting the pace, ‘Rum Sodomy & The Lash’ marked the point where The Pogues’ greatness came to fruition.
Revealing a desire to stretch sonically whole also contending with a decline in Shane MacGowan’s health, ‘Peace And Love’ still holds its own.
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.
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