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The Pogues

The Pogues are a folk/rock band from Ireland and England, formed in London in the early 80s. They blend traditional Irish, Anglo-Saxon and Celtic music, folk, rock, punk and indie for a unique sound that is truly that of the Pogues and the Pogues alone. Though they have been through numerous lineup changes, their most renowned period was in the late 80s and was built upon the superlative lyricism of Shane MacGowan, a musical legend among the grandest. Combining his old soul with political activism and a penchant for self-destruction, MacGowan was not only a magnetic force for those who wag ...read more

The Pogues are a folk/rock band from Ireland and England, formed in London in the early 80s. They blend traditional Irish, Anglo-Saxon and Celtic music, folk, rock, punk and indie for a unique sound that is truly that of the Pogues and the Pogues alone. Though they have been through numerous lineup changes, their most renowned period was in the late 80s and was built upon the superlative lyricism of Shane MacGowan, a musical legend among the grandest. Combining his old soul with political activism and a penchant for self-destruction, MacGowan was not only a magnetic force for those who wagered on his impending ruination, but was also a peerless poet and storyteller. The albums released at their peak include 1985's Rum, Sodomy and the Lash and 1988's If I Should Fall From Grace With God. They have a long history of releases post-MacGowan, but was this brief period which brings them the most renown and adoration. « hide

Similar Bands: Roaring Jack, The Men They Couldn't Hang, Blood Or Whiskey, The Mahones, The Tossers

LPs
Pogue Mahone
1996

2.6
19 Votes
Waiting for Herb
1993

2.5
11 Votes
Hell's Ditch
1990

3.5
44 Votes
Peace and Love
1989

3.2
26 Votes
If I Should Fall from Grace with God
1988

4.2
161 Votes
Rum Sodomy & the Lash
1985

4.2
188 Votes
Red Roses for Me
1984

3.8
56 Votes
EPs
Poguetry in Motion
1986

4.4
5 Votes
Live Albums
Streams of Whiskey: Live in Leysin, Switzerland
2002

3
2 Votes
Compilations
Just Look Them in the Eye and Say...Pogue Mahone!!
2008

3
1 Votes
The Ultimate Collection
2005

4.3
5 Votes
Dirty Old Town
2005

3.8
4 Votes
The Very Best Of The Pogues
2001

3.9
7 Votes
The Rest of the Best
1992

4
2 Votes

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