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The Pogues

Background information
Origin Flag of England Kings Cross, London, England
Flag of Ireland Many prominent members are Irish, by birth or descent
Genre(s) Celtic punk
Celtic fusion
Folk rock
Punk rock
Years active 1982-1996, 2001-present.
Website http://www.pogues.com/
Members
Shane MacGowan
James Fearnley
Spider Stacy
Jeremy 'Jem' Finer
Andrew Ranken
Phil Chevron
Terry Woods
Darryl Hunt
Former members
Cait O'Riordan
Joe Strummer
Jamie Clarke
Dave Coulter
James McNally

The Pogues are a band of mixed Irish and English background, playing traditional Irish folk with influences from the English punk rock movement. They reached international prominence in the 1980s and 1990s before breaking up in 1996. The band began performing together again in 2001, though they have yet to record new music. They merged traditional Irish music with the energy of contemporary punk, essentially inventing Celtic punk. They were also highly influential on the larger Celtic Fusion scene. Frontman Shane MacGowan described their style as "playing Irish music to a young rock audience". The music press at the time dubbed their style as "Punk Céilidh" due to the energy of the frontman and the prevalence of pogo dancing at their earlier gigs. Image File history File linksMetadata PoguesLiveBrixton-12-21-2004. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ... See also Kings Cross for disambiguation Kings Cross is an inner-city district in the London Borough of Camden 1. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... Motto (French) God and my right Anthem No official anthem - the United Kingdom anthem God Save the Queen is commonly used England() – on the European continent() – in the United Kingdom() Capital (and largest city) London (de facto) Official languages English (de facto)1 Government Constitutional monarchy  -  Monarch Queen Elizabeth II... Image File history File links Flag_of_Ireland. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Seattles Mill a h-Uile Rud play tuneful hardcore punk sung entirely in Scots Gaelic Celtic punk, also known as Paddybeat and Celtcore, is a genre of music typically associated with Irish punks or punks from the Irish diaspora, though other Celtic nationalities, such as Scottish, Manx and Welsh... Celtic Fusion is a broad umbrella term for modern music which incorporates traditional Celtic influences, or Celtic music which incorporates modern music. ... Bob Dylans folk-rock album, Blonde on Blonde Folk-rock is a musical genre, combining elements of folk music and rock music. ... Punk rock is an anti-establishment music movement beginning around 1976 (although precursors can be found several years earlier), exemplified and popularised by The Ramones, the Sex Pistols, The Clash and The Damned. ... Year 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Peter Spider Stacy (born 14 December, 1958) is one of the founding members of the Celtic rock band The Pogues. ... Jeremy Jem Finer (born July 20, 1955) is a musician and composer, who was one of the founding members of The Pogues. ... Andrew Ranken (born 13 November 1953) is the drummer in Anglo-Irish folk music band, The Pogues, from 1983 until the bands initial demise in the 1990s and then its reunion from 2001 onward. ... Philip Chevron (born Philip Ryan - June 17, 1957, Dublin) is an Irish singer, songwriter and guitarist. ... Terry Woods (born 4 December 1947), in Dublin, is an Irish folk musician, specialising in playing the mandolin and cittern. ... Darryl Hunt is the Bassist for Folk-Punk Band The Pogues. ... Caitlín Cáit ORiordan (born 4 January 1965) was the bass player for Irish punk/folk band, The Pogues from 1983-1986. ... John Graham Mellor (August 21, 1952 – December 22, 2002) better known as Joe Strummer, was the co-founder, lyricist, rhythm guitarist and lead singer of the English punk rock band The Clash. ... James McNally is a member of the band Afro Celt Sound System and was previously a member of the band The Pogues. ... Motto (French) God and my right Anthem No official anthem - the United Kingdom anthem God Save the Queen is commonly used England() – on the European continent() – in the United Kingdom() Capital (and largest city) London (de facto) Official languages English (de facto)1 Government Constitutional monarchy  -  Monarch Queen Elizabeth II... Ireland is an island in the North Atlantic that is currently politically divided into the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. ... Punk rock is an anti-establishment music movement beginning around 1976 (although precursors can be found several years earlier), exemplified and popularised by The Ramones, the Sex Pistols, The Clash and The Damned. ... Seattles Mill a h-Uile Rud play tuneful hardcore punk sung entirely in Scots Gaelic Celtic punk, also known as Paddybeat and Celtcore, is a genre of music typically associated with Irish punks or punks from the Irish diaspora, though other Celtic nationalities, such as Scottish, Manx and Welsh... Celtic Fusion is a broad umbrella term for modern music which incorporates traditional Celtic influences, or Celtic music which incorporates modern music. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... The pogo is a dance where the dancers jump up and down to an eight-count rhythm, similar to the dances of the Pentecostal faith and various African tribes. ...


The Pogues were founded in King's Cross, a district of North London, in 1982 as Pogue Mahone—"pogue mahone" being the Anglicisation of the Irish póg mo thóin, meaning "kiss my arse". The band specialised in Irish folk music, often playing with the energy of the punk rock scene from which several of the members had their roots. Kings Cross is an place in the London Borough of Camden. ... North London is that part of London which is north of the River Thames. ... This does not cite any references or sources. ... Arse is an English term referring to the buttocks, first recorded circa 1400 (in arce-hoole) and is commonly used in English speaking countries such as the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand, and former parts of the British Empire. ... Ireland is an island in the North Atlantic that is currently politically divided into the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. ... Punk rock is an anti-establishment music movement beginning around 1976 (although precursors can be found several years earlier), exemplified and popularised by The Ramones, the Sex Pistols, The Clash and The Damned. ...


Their politically-tinged music was reminiscent of The Clash, with whom they played (Joe Strummer produced one of their albums and even joined the group briefly), and used traditional Irish instruments such as the tin whistle, banjo, cittern, mandolin, accordion, and more. In the later incarnations of the band, after the departure of Shane MacGowan, rock instruments such as the electric guitar would become more prominent. The first of The Pogues' albums, Red Roses for Me, borrows much from the punk tradition of MacGowan's previous band The Nipple Erectors (later dubbed The Nips). This article does not cite any references or sources. ... John Graham Mellor (August 21, 1952 – December 22, 2002) better known as Joe Strummer, was the co-founder, lyricist, rhythm guitarist and lead singer of the English punk rock band The Clash. ... The tin whistle, also called the tinwhistle, whistle, pennywhistle, or Irish whistle, is a simple six-holed woodwind instrument. ... For other uses, see Banjo (disambiguation) The banjo is a stringed instrument of African American origin adapted from several African instruments. ... A woodcut of a Cittern The cittern is a stringed instrument dating from the Renaissance, having evolved considerably since that time. ... A mandolin is a small, stringed musical instrument which is plucked, strummed or a combination of both. ... This article is about the instrument as a whole. ... Red Roses For Me was the first full length album by London-based band The Pogues, released in 1985. ... Categories: Possible copyright violations ...

Contents

Band history

Shane MacGowan (vocals), James Fearnley (accordion) and Spider Stacy (tin whistle) were the original members of The Pogues, in the days when they busked on the streets of London. They were originally formed when Shane MacGowan, influenced by the Hounslow band JEEP's version of the "Wild Rover" when he saw them at the "Anglers Retreat"—a pub in West Drayton—and in the presence of Spider Stacy, began to play a breakneck version of an Irish ballad, Waxie's Dargle, at around twice the speed of the original. Stacy believed this to be a wonderful idea—although he has since admitted that he suspects MacGowan came up with it on the spot—and the band began. This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... This article is about the instrument as a whole. ... Peter Spider Stacy (born 14 December, 1958) is one of the founding members of the Celtic rock band The Pogues. ... The tin whistle, also called the tinwhistle, whistle, pennywhistle, or Irish whistle, is a simple six-holed woodwind instrument. ... Busking is the practice of doing live performances in public places to entertain people, usually to solicit donations and tips. ... West Drayton is a place in the London Borough of Hillingdon to the west of central London. ... Illustration by Arthur Rackham of the ballad The Twa Corbies A ballad is a story, usually a narrative or poem, in a song. ... Lyrics Says my old one to your old one Will ye come to the Waxies dargle? Says your old one to my old one, Sure, I havent got a farthing. ...


Before the rest of the group formed, MacGowan and Stacy were rumored to have played impromptu performances on street corners and city buses which attracted local interest to their talent. They later added Jeremy "Jem" Finer (guitar, banjo), Cait O'Riordan (bass) and Andrew Ranken (drums). The band rapidly developed a reputation, started releasing independent work, and ended up opening for The Clash on tour in 1984. Shortening their name to "The Pogues" due to lack of radio play for the curse in their name, they released their first album Red Roses for Me that October. Jeremy Jem Finer (born July 20, 1955) is a musician and composer, who was one of the founding members of The Pogues. ... For other uses, see Guitar (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Banjo (disambiguation) The banjo is a stringed instrument of African American origin adapted from several African instruments. ... Caitlín Cáit ORiordan (born 4 January 1965) was the bass player for Irish punk/folk band, The Pogues from 1983-1986. ... The electric bass guitar (or electric bass) is a bass string instrument played with the fingers by plucking, slapping, or using a pick. ... Andrew Ranken (born 13 November 1953) is the drummer in Anglo-Irish folk music band, The Pogues, from 1983 until the bands initial demise in the 1990s and then its reunion from 2001 onward. ... Bass drum made from wood, rope, and cowskin A drum is a musical instrument in the percussion group that can be large, technically classified as a membranophone. ... Red Roses For Me was the first full length album by London-based band The Pogues, released in 1985. ...


The band gained invaluable publicity when the UK Channel 4's pop show The Tube - at that time the most influential music show on British television - offered to make a video of their version of Waxie's Dargle for the show (something the show was noted for doing, for bands that might otherwise not have been able to afford to make a video). The hilarious performance - featuring Spider Stacy repeatedly smashing himself over the head with a beer tray (in the manner of Bob Blackman's infamous "Mule Train/Mule Tray") - became a favourite with the viewers, but Stiff refused to release it as a single, feeling it was too late for it to help Red Roses for Me (in fact their record label, Stiff, was by then in deep financial trouble). Nevertheless, it remained a favourite request for the show for many years. The Tube may refer to: The London Underground Television generally The Tube (London Underground TV series), an ITV/Sky programme featuring the work of staff on the London Underground The Tube (TV series), a former Channel 4 (UK) music programme The Tube (TV channel), US music video channel The Port... Lyrics Says my old one to your old one Will ye come to the Waxies dargle? Says your old one to my old one, Sure, I havent got a farthing. ... Red Roses For Me was the first full length album by London-based band The Pogues, released in 1985. ...


Phil Chevron (guitar) joined the group soon after, then with the aid of punk and new wave forefather Elvis Costello they recorded the follow up, Rum, Sodomy and the Lash, in 1985 (the album title is a famous comment attributed, probably falsely [1], to Winston Churchill and others in describing the traditions of the British Royal Navy). The album cover featured The Raft of the Medusa, though the faces on the characters in Géricault's painting have been replaced with those of the band members. The album shows the band moving away from covers to original material. Shane MacGowan came into his own as a songwriter with this disc, offering up poetic story-telling, such as "The Sick Bed of Cúchulainn" and "The Old Main Drag", as well as definitive interpretations of Ewan MacColl's "Dirty Old Town" and Eric Bogle's "And the Band Played Waltzing Matilda" (this had previously been covered by Shane's fellow punk contemporaries The Skids in 1981). Philip Chevron (born Philip Ryan - June 17, 1957, Dublin) is an Irish singer, songwriter and guitarist. ... For other uses, see Guitar (disambiguation). ... New Wave is a term that has been used to describe many developments in music, but is most commonly associated with a movement in Western popular music in the late 1970s and early 1980s inspired by the punk rock movement. ... Elvis Costello (born Declan Patrick MacManus August 25, 1954 in London) is an English musician, singer, and songwriter. ... Rum, Sodomy, and the Lash is a 1985 album by The Pogues, their second. ... Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill, KG, OM, CH, TD, FRS, PC (Can) (30 November 1874 – 24 January 1965) was a British politician who served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1940 to 1945 and again from 1951 to 1955. ... The Royal Navy of the United Kingdom is the oldest of the British armed services (and is therefore the Senior Service). ... The Raft of the Medusa is the name applied to an infamous catastrophic shipwreck of the French ship Medusa (original French name: La Méduse) in 1816 in the Atlantic Ocean off the west coast of Africa. ... Monument at Gericaults tomb. ... Young Cúchulainn (as Sétanta), 1912 illustration by Stephen Reid. ... Ewan MacColl (25 January 1915 - 22 October 1989) was a British folk singer, songwriter, socialist, actor, poet, playwright, and record producer. ... Eric Bogle (born September 23, 1944) is a Scottish-born Australian singer and songwriter. ... The Skids The Skids were an art-punk/punk rock and new wave band from Dunfermline, Scotland, founded in 1977 by Stuart Adamson (1958 - 2001, guitars / vocals / keyboards), Richard Jobson (vocals / guitar), Thomas Kellichan (drums) and William Simpson (bass guitar / vocals). ...


The band failed to take advantage of the momentum created by the strong artistic and commercial success of their second album. They first refused to record another album (offering up the four-track EP Poguetry in Motion instead); O'Riordan married Costello and left the band, to be replaced by bassist Darryl Hunt; and they added a multi-instrumentalist in Terry Woods, formerly of Steeleye Span. Looming over the band at this period (as throughout their entire career) was the increasingly erratic behaviour of their vocalist, principal songwriter and creative visionary, Shane MacGowan. Their record label, Stiff Records, went bankrupt soon after the 1987 release of the single "The Irish Rover" (with the Dubliners). Poguetry in Motion is an EP by The Pogues and their first single to make the UK Top 40. ... Darryl Hunt is the Bassist for Folk-Punk Band The Pogues. ... Terry Woods (born 4 December 1947), in Dublin, is an Irish folk musician, specialising in playing the mandolin and cittern. ... Steeleye Span are a British folk-rock band, formed in 1969 and remaining active today. ... Stiff Records is a record label created in London in 1976 by entrepreneurs Dave Robinson and Andrew Jakeman (aka Jake Riviera), and active until 1985. ... The Dubliners are an Irish folk band founded in 1962, making them one of the older bands still playing music today. ...


Success and breakup

The band remained stable enough to record If I Should Fall from Grace with God in 1988 (with its Christmas hit duet with Kirsty MacColl "Fairytale of New York", which was voted "the best Christmas song ever" in VH1 UK polls in 2004) and 1989's Peace and Love.[1] The band was at the peak of its commercial success, with both albums making the top 5 in the UK (numbers 3 and 5 respectively), but MacGowan was spiralling out of control. Following their next album, Hell's Ditch, MacGowan and the band parted company in 1991. With his departure, the band was thrown into a state of flux. Without their singer, vocal duties were for a time handled by Joe Strummer, before Stacy finally took over permanently. Two politely received albums followed, the first of which, Waiting for Herb, contained the band's third and final top twenty single, "Tuesday Morning" which became their best-selling single internationally. In 1996, The Pogues disbanded with just three original members remaining. If I Should Fall From Grace With God is a 1988 album by The Pogues. ... Kirsty Anna MacColl (10 October 1959 – 18 December 2000) was an English singer-songwriter. ... Fairytale of New York is a popular Christmas song by Irish folk-rock group The Pogues, and featuring the British singer Kirsty MacColl. ... VH1 UK is a British music television channel from MTV Networks Europe. ... The Album Cover, note the six fingers on the mans right hand Peace and Love is a 1989 album by The Pogues, their fourth full length studio album. ... Hells Ditch is the fifth full-length album by The Pogues, and the last to feature frontman Shane MacGowan as a member. ... John Graham Mellor (August 21, 1952 – December 22, 2002) better known as Joe Strummer, was the co-founder, lyricist, rhythm guitarist and lead singer of the English punk rock band The Clash. ...


Post breakup

Shane MacGowan founded Shane MacGowan and The Popes in 1993. His autobiography, A Drink With Shane MacGowan, co-written with his journalist girlfriend Victoria Mary Clarke, was released in 2001. Spider Stacy continued to write and record music with various bands, including a short stint with "Spider Stacy's Pogue Mahone", with Stacy fronting Pogues tribute band, Boys from the County Hell. Jem Finer went into experimental music, playing a big part in a project known as "Longplayer", a piece of music designed to play continuously for 1,000 years without repeating itself. James Fearnley, after leaving The Pogues, moved to the United States. Andrew Ranken briefly joined Spider Stacy's project The Vendettas. Philip Chevron reformed with former band, The Radiators, Terry Woods formed Woodsband, and Darryl Hunt formed indie project Bish. Shane MacGowan and The Popes is a band formerly led by Shane MacGowan, of The Pogues, who play a blend of rock, and Irish folk, sometimes referred to as Paddy Beat, borrowing from World Beat, a popular genre name in the 1980s. ... A Drink with Shane MacGowan is a 2001 autobiographical book of interviews between Shane MacGowan, lead singer and frontman of the Irish band The Pogues, and his journalist girlfriend, Victoria Mary Clarke. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... How many notes in 1000 years? Longplayer is a piece of music that is designed to last for one thousand years. ...


Shane MacGowan is currently writing a blog for The Guardian website, detailing his thoughts on the current tour. The Guardian is a British newspaper owned by the Guardian Media Group. ...


Reunion

The band, including MacGowan, re-formed for a Christmas tour in 2001 and performed nine shows in the UK in December 2004. In 2002 Q magazine named The Pogues as one of the "50 Bands To See Before You Die". In July 2005, the band—again including MacGowan—played at the annual Guilfest festival in Guildford before flying out to Japan where they played three dates. Japan is the last place they all played together before MacGowan was originally sacked in 1991, and they have a strong following there. They played a date in Spain in early September. The reunited Pogues played dates in the UK with support from the Dropkick Murphys in late 2005, and re-released their 1987 Christmas classic "Fairytale of New York" on 19 December, which went straight in at #3 in the UK Singles charts on Christmas Day 2005, showing the song's enduring popularity. On December 22, 2005 the BBC broadcast a live performance (recorded the previous week) on the Jonathan Ross Christmas show with Katie Melua filling in for the late Kirsty MacColl, the first time the band had played the song live on television. The following week they performed live on the popular music show CD:UK. Q is a music and entertainment magazine published monthly in the United Kingdom. ... Dropkick Murphys are a celtic punk band formed in Quincy, Massachusetts, USA.[1] First playing together in the basement of a friends barbershop, they blended Oi!, Irish music, and hardcore. ... is the 353rd day of the year (354th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... December 22 is the 356th day of the year (357th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The British Broadcasting Corporation, which is usually known as the BBC, is the largest broadcasting corporation in the world in terms of audience numbers, employing 26,000 staff in the United Kingdom alone and with a budget of more than GB£4 billion. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Ketevan Katie Melua (Georgian: , surname pronounced IPA: //; born 16 September 1984) is a British-Georgian singer and musician. ... Kirsty Anna MacColl (10 October 1959 – 18 December 2000) was an English singer-songwriter. ...


The band was awarded the lifetime achievement award at the annual Meteor Ireland Music Awards in February 2006. In March 2006, the band played their first U.S. dates with Shane in over 15 years. The band played a series of sold-out concerts in Washington D.C., Atlantic City, Boston, and New York. The band played a series of highly acclaimed and sold out gigs during mid-October 2006 in San Francisco, Las Vegas, and Los Angeles, and the band toured Glasgow, Manchester, Birmingham, London, Dublin, and Nottingham in mid-December 2006. They began a second US tour in March of 2007, once again to coincide (and conclude) with a Roseland Ballroom New York City show on Saint Patrick's Day. 2007 has proved to be the most prolific year of touring since the reunion. A tour of the west coast of America and eleven dates in the UK in December compliment the headlining festical appearences made in the summer across Europe (Sweeden, Belgium and Spain)They continue to be in huge demand, often selling out very large venues, despite criticim of selling out, and claims that arenas and festivals do not suit the band's sound. The Meteor Ireland Music Awards (colloquially called The Meteors) are the national music awards of Ireland. ... Aerial photo (looking NW) of the Washington Monument and the White House in Washington, DC. Washington, D.C., officially the District of Columbia (also known as D.C.; Washington; the Nations Capital; the District; and, historically, the Federal City) is the capital city and administrative district of the United... Map of Atlantic City in Atlantic County Coordinates: , Country United States State New Jersey County Atlantic Incorporated May 1, 1854 Government  - Mayor Bob Levy Area  - City  17. ... Nickname: City on the Hill, Beantown, The Hub (of the Universe)1, Athens of America, The Cradle of Revolution, Puritan City, Americas Walking City Location in Massachusetts, USA Counties Suffolk County Mayor Thomas M. Menino(D) Area    - City 232. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ... For further information, see Las Vegas metropolitan area and Las Vegas Strip. ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ... “Glaswegian” redirects here. ... This article is about the City of Manchester in England. ... Birmingham (pron. ... Dublin city centre at night WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: , Statistics Province: Leinster County: Dáil Éireann: Dublin Central, Dublin North Central, Dublin North East, Dublin North West, Dublin South Central, Dublin South East European Parliament: Dublin Dialling Code: +353 1 Postal District(s): D1-24, D6W Area: 114. ... Nottingham is a city, unitary authority, and county town of Nottinghamshire in the East Midlands of England. ... The Roseland Ballroom is located at 239 West 52nd Street in Manhattan. ... St. ...


Guitarist Phil Chevron has stated there were no plans to record new music or release a new album. Chevron said that one way to keep enjoying what they were doing was to avoid making a new album, although he did say that there still is a possibility in the future for new music, but certainly not in the near future. Terry Woods has commented that MacGowan has been writing, and most of it sounds good. However on the pages of the Pogues message board, Chevron revealed that the Pogues are preparing a box set of unreleased tracks for release in October 2007.


Current members

This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Peter Spider Stacy (born 14 December, 1958) is one of the founding members of the Celtic rock band The Pogues. ... Philip Chevron (born Philip Ryan - June 17, 1957, Dublin) is an Irish singer, songwriter and guitarist. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Terry Woods (born 4 December 1947), in Dublin, is an Irish folk musician, specialising in playing the mandolin and cittern. ... Jeremy Jem Finer (born July 20, 1955) is a British musician and composer. ... Andrew Ranken (born 13 November 1953) is the drummer in Anglo-Irish folk music band, The Pogues, from 1983 until the bands initial demise in the 1990s and then its reunion from 2001 onward. ... Darryl Hunt is the Bassist for Folk-Punk Band The Pogues. ... Fairytale of New York is a popular Christmas song by Irish folk-rock group The Pogues, and featuring the British singer Kirsty MacColl. ...

Former members

  • Cait O'Riordan: 1982–1986, 2004
  • Joe Strummer: 1991 (also replaced an ailing Phil Chevron for a US tour in 1987)
  • Jamie Clarke: 1993–1996
  • Dave Coulter: 1993–1996
  • James McNally: 1993–1996

Caitlín Cáit ORiordan (born 4 January 1965) was the bass player for Irish punk/folk band, The Pogues from 1983-1986. ... John Graham Mellor (August 21, 1952 – December 22, 2002) better known as Joe Strummer, was the co-founder, lyricist, rhythm guitarist and lead singer of the English punk rock band The Clash. ...

Discography

Albums

Red Roses For Me was the first full length album by London-based band The Pogues, released in 1985. ... Rum, Sodomy, and the Lash is the second album by The Pogues, released in 1985. ... If I Should Fall From Grace With God is a 1988 album by The Pogues. ... The Album Cover, note the six fingers on the mans right hand Peace and Love is a 1989 album by The Pogues, their fourth full length studio album. ... Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah was a single by The Pogues, lifted from the bands second E.P. of the same name. ... Hells Ditch is the fifth full-length album by The Pogues, and the last to feature frontman Shane MacGowan as a member. ... Waiting For Herb is a 1993 album by The Pogues, their first without former lead singer Shane MacGowan. ... Pogue Mahone is the seventh and latest album by The Pogues, originally released in 1996. ... The Best of the Pogues is a 1991 album by The Pogues. ...

DVDs

  • The Pogues: Live at The Town & Country Club St Patricks Day 1988 2004
  • Untitled Pogues Live Reunion Concert 2006–2007
  • Untitled Pogues Film/Documentary" 2006–2007

Singles

Year Title Chart positions Album
US Hot 100 US Modern Rock US Mainstream Rock UK
1984 "Dark Streets of London" - - - - Red Roses for Me
1984 "Boys from the County Hell" - - - - Red Roses for Me
1985 "A Pair of Brown Eyes" - - - #71 Rum, Sodomy and the Lash
1985 "Sally MacLennane" - - - #51 Rum, Sodomy and the Lash
1985 "Dirty Old Town" - - - #62 Rum, Sodomy and the Lash
1986 Poguetry in Motion (EP) - - - #29 -
1986 "Haunted" - - - #42 Sid and Nancy Soundtrack
1987 "Irish Rover" (Featuring The Dubliners) - - - #8 Irish Rover Single
1987 "Fairytale of New York" (Featuring Kirsty MacColl) - - - #2 If I Should Fall from Grace with God
1988 "If I Should Fall from Grace with God" - - - #58 If I Should Fall from Grace with God
1988 "Fiesta" - - - #24 If I Should Fall from Grace with God
1989 "Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah" - #17 - #43 Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah
1989 "Misty Morning, Albert Bridge" - - - #41 Peace and Love
1990 "Summer in Siam" - - - #64 Hell's Ditch
1990 "Jack's Heroes" (Featuring The Dubliners) - - - #63 Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah
1991 "Sunny Side of the Street" - #23 - - Hell's Ditch
1991 "Rainy Night in Soho (Remix)" - - - #67 Poguetry in Motion
1991 "Fairytale of New York" (Re-Issue) - - - #36 If I Should Fall from Grace with God
1992 "Honky Tonk Woman" - - - #56 Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah
1993 "Tuesday Morning" #94 - - #18 Waiting for Herb
1993 "Once Upon a Time" - - - #66 Waiting for Herb
2005 "Fairytale of New York" (Re-Release) - - - #3 If I Should Fall from Grace with God
2006 "Fairytale of New York" (Re-entry on Downloads alone) - - - #6 If I Should Fall from Grace with God

The Billboard Hot 100 is the United States music industry standard singles popularity chart issued weekly by Billboard magazine. ... The Modern Rock Tracks chart is a music chart that has appeared in Billboard magazine since the early 1980s. ... The Mainstream Rock Tracks chart is a ranking in Billboard magazine of the most-played songs on mainstream rock radio stations, a category that includes stations that play primarily rock music but are not modern rock stations, which are counted in the Modern Rock Tracks chart. ... Red Roses For Me was the first full length album by London-based band The Pogues, released in 1985. ... Red Roses For Me was the first full length album by London-based band The Pogues, released in 1985. ... A Pair Of Brown Eyes was a single by The Pogues, and their first to make the UK Top 100. ... Rum, Sodomy, and the Lash is a 1985 album by The Pogues, their second. ... Sally MacLennane was the second single by The Pogues to make the UK Top 100, reaching number 54. ... Rum, Sodomy, and the Lash is a 1985 album by The Pogues, their second. ... Dirty Old Town is a song written by Ewan MacColl in 1949, and made popular by The Dubliners. ... Rum, Sodomy, and the Lash is a 1985 album by The Pogues, their second. ... Poguetry in Motion is an EP by The Pogues and their first single to make the UK Top 40. ... // Extended play (EP) is the name typically given to vinyl records or CDs which contain more than one single but are too short to qualify as albums. ... Haunted is a 1986 single by the Irish band The Pogues. ... The Irish Rover is a traditional Irish song made famous by The Dubliners and The Pogues collaboration. ... Fairytale of New York is a popular Christmas song by Irish folk-rock group The Pogues, and featuring the British singer Kirsty MacColl. ... Kirsty Anna MacColl (10 October 1959 – 18 December 2000) was an English singer-songwriter. ... If I Should Fall From Grace With God is a 1988 album by The Pogues. ... If I Should Fall From Grace With God was a single released by The Pogues, From the album of the same name. ... If I Should Fall From Grace With God is a 1988 album by The Pogues. ... Fiesta is a single by The Pogues, featured on their 1988 album If I Should Fall from Grace with God. ... If I Should Fall From Grace With God is a 1988 album by The Pogues. ... Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah was a single by The Pogues, lifted from the bands second E.P. of the same name. ... Misty Morning, Albert Bridge was a single by Anglo-Folk Punk outfit The Pogues, released in 1989 and composed by Banjo player Jem Finer, and featured on the Bands fourth album, Peace And Love. ... The introduction of this article does not provide enough context for readers unfamiliar with the subject. ... Summer In Siam was a single by The Pogues, from their 1991 album, Hells Ditch. ... Hells Ditch is the fifth full-length album by The Pogues, and the last to feature frontman Shane MacGowan as a member. ... Jacks Heroes was a single released by The Pogues & The Dubliners in 1991, composed by Tin Whistle Player Spider Stacy about the Republic Of Ireland football squad, then managed by Jack Charlton. ... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion, because: it is patent nonsense. ... Hells Ditch is the fifth full-length album by The Pogues, and the last to feature frontman Shane MacGowan as a member. ... Rainy Night in Soho is a song by The Pogues. ... Poguetry in Motion is an EP by The Pogues and their first single to make the UK Top 40. ... Fairytale of New York is a popular Christmas song by Irish folk-rock group The Pogues, and featuring the British singer Kirsty MacColl. ... If I Should Fall From Grace With God is a 1988 album by The Pogues. ... Honky Tonk Women was a 1969 hit song by the Rolling Stones. ... Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah was a single by The Pogues, lifted from the bands second E.P. of the same name. ... Tuesday Morning is a song written by Ozaal Zaheer and it features him as a vocalist while Sami Tariq plays the guitar. ... Waiting For Herb is a 1993 album by The Pogues, their first without former lead singer Shane MacGowan. ... Once upon a Time was a single released by The Pogues in 1993 from their sixth album, Waiting For Herb. ... Waiting For Herb is a 1993 album by The Pogues, their first without former lead singer Shane MacGowan. ... Fairytale of New York is a popular Christmas song by Irish folk-rock group The Pogues, and featuring the British singer Kirsty MacColl. ... If I Should Fall From Grace With God is a 1988 album by The Pogues. ... Fairytale of New York is a popular Christmas song by Irish folk-rock group The Pogues, and featuring the British singer Kirsty MacColl. ... If I Should Fall From Grace With God is a 1988 album by The Pogues. ...

Footnotes

  1. ^ http://top40-charts.com/news.php?nid=12018

External links

  • The Official Pogues Site
  • The Official Shane MacGowan Site
  • The Pogues complete discography
  • An in-depth guide to the lyrics of The Pogues
  • The Pogues on All Music Guide
  • The Guardian article
  • The Italian Rover - Italian Pogues Web Site

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