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Touch of Genius

I'm sure the image of Shane McGowan we all have is a no hoper drunk but this collection proves just what a genius he is, from Rainy Night In Soho to Summer in Siam, and the Irish classics Irish Rover and Dirty Old Town this is an album not to be missed. The Live CD is astonishing, so buy it and sing your heart out to the Fairytale of Ireland that is the Pogues

Go Wild!!!

This fabulous collection of The Pogues will have you ordering 'millions of barrels of porter', dancing on the tables, inviting your neighbours in for some 'crac'. Time to go wild!!! Enjoy!

The Pogues

The sound of my Ireland as I dream it to be ... God bless the boys


Formed: 1982 in Kings Cross, London, England

Genre: Alternative

Years Active: '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

By demonstrating that the spirit of punk could live in traditional Irish folk music, the Pogues were one of the most radical bands of the mid-'80s. Led by Shane MacGowan, whose slurred, incomprehensible voice often disguised the sheer poetry of his songs, the Pogues were undeniably political -- not only were many of their songs explicitly in favor of working-class liberalism, but the wild, careening sound of their punk-injected folk was implicitly radical. While the band was clearly radical, they...
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