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The Pogues


Sunday, July 12 2009

The Pogues and Irish Cultural Continuity

Shane MacGowan's awareness and adaptation of trends in the literary world, along with the narrative quality and structural experimentation of his work, should cement his status as both a musical and literary figure.

Sunday, October 22 2006

Celtic Soul Rebel: Talking to the Dentist About Poetry

Shane MacGowan recorded five albums with the Pogues. As the reformed band sets out on its most ambitious tour since 1991, and Rhino Records releases expanded and remastered versions of all five, we take the opportunity to review the rise and fall of the Pogues.


Thursday, December 5 2013

Five Reasons Why the Pogues' "Fairytale of New York" is a Modern Classic

"It was Christmas Eve, babe / In the drunk tank / An old man said to me / 'Won't see another one'" -- "Fairytale of New York" has become a modern holiday standard, and Sound Affects lists five reasons why it deserves that status.


Thursday, March 3 2011

The Pogues undergo what may be their last U.S. tour

DETROIT — Spider Stacy knows it's been a while. "Sorry about that, Detroit," the Pogues cofounder says immediately after picking up the phone at his London

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