The Pogues

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  1. HotRodSteve

    HotRodSteve Friend of Leo's

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    An early Christmas song.

     
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    Love the Pogues.
    RIP Kirsty MacColl.
     
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    It's hard to put my finger on Shane's appeal...attitude?

     
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    Hmmm. Attitude, lyrical genius, gift for melody (simple but infectious), great frontman, HUGE voice while it lasted.

     
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    Women like the bad boys until the overdue bills arrive then it's like,,,


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    I watched a pretty good documentary about Shane, it was kind of sad everyone wanted to get him loaded and would cheer him on when he started slurring lyrics at the bar
    It was just a mess, I think he had way to many “yes” people around him

    I think I heard somewhere that he started slowing down on his intake
     
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    I love The Pogues. The appeal is authenticity, energy, don't give a sh*t attitude, musical ability, and strong melodies played with respect for the history of Celtic folk music. No one wants to give Shane a hug, but he has undeniable charisma and you'd want to have a few wee drinks with him. If I Should Fall From Grace With God is one of my favorite records - some powerful stuff on there. It's hard to listen to Streets Of Sorrow without crying.
     
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    That's well put.

    And their band name used to be Pogue Mahone which is Irish for Kiss my Arse!

    Attitude!
     
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    I saw the Pogues on St Patricks night 17/03/1986 at Hammersmith Palais.

    Bloke walked on carrying his own kick & snare drums, put them down, stood up and played like that all night.

    then at the end he picked them up again and walked off like he was carrying a guitar.

    It was a laugh.
     
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    It is all in the teeth.
     
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    my folk band play a heap of pogues songs; body of an american, navigator, poor paddy, pistols for paddy garcia, dingle regatta, streams of whiskey, dark streets of london and the recruiting sergeant.
    i love this though. this will be our next one:
     
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    Andrew Ranken! Class act - and he can sing and play harmonica too :)
     
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    a tour de force, this one:
     
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