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The Pogues and Irish Cultural Continuity
12 Jul 2009 // 5:00 PM
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.
Celtic Soul Rebel: Talking to the Dentist About Poetry
22 Oct 2006 // 7:00 PM
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.
Five Reasons Why the Pogues' "Fairytale of New York" is a Modern Classic
5 Dec 2013 // 5:00 AM
"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.
The Pogues undergo what may be their last U.S. tour
3 Mar 2011 // 11:30 PM
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