R.I.P. Shane MacGowan

2023-11-30 by DadKungFu CONTRIBUTOR | 24 Comments
Songwriter, folk hero and punk godfather Shane MacGowan has, after a long and courageous struggle with existence, laid his body to rest. While many eulogies will focus on his notorious substance abuse, he will be better remembered as the shining heart and soul of one of the greatest Irish musical acts, and for his embodiment of the great literary tradition of that country. He leaves the world bereft of an inimitable singer, a poet in the truest sense, an inveterate though repentant asshole and a worthy addition to the pantheon of the truly great artists of our time. He will fondly remembered and sorely missed.





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SomeCallMeTim
November 30th 2023
3759 Comments


another person I just looked up how they were doing two days ago. RIP

SlothcoreSam
November 30th 2023
6127 Comments


R.I.P. New Year's Eve will never be the same again

Koris
Contributing Reviewer
November 30th 2023
20800 Comments


Really sad news. Though, given his long history of substance abuse, I'm kinda surprised he lived as long as he did. RIP

onionbubs
November 30th 2023
19863 Comments


damn i was just reading about him the other day as well. rip

BMDrummer
November 30th 2023
15085 Comments


rip fucking hard, gonna stumble down the old main drag tonight singing my ass off

Above
November 30th 2023
131 Comments


big RIP

Sunnyvale
Staff Reviewer
November 30th 2023
5646 Comments


RIP to an icon - he wrote so many utterly beautiful tunes.

A Rainy Night In Soho is a top ten song all time in my book.

Spec
November 30th 2023
39063 Comments


RIP. Absolute legend.

DadKungFu
Contributing Reviewer
November 30th 2023
4551 Comments


Oh the words that he spoke

Seemed the wisest of philosophies

There's nothing ever gained

By a wet thing called a tear

When the world is too dark

And I need the light inside of me

I'll walk into a bar

And drink fifteen pints of beer

CugnoBrasso
November 30th 2023
2488 Comments


Absolute legend, I mentioned him in a song last year. RIP

fogza
Contributing Reviewer
November 30th 2023
9647 Comments


Legend, miracle he lasted this long, but still sad that his run had to end so soon

AsleepInTheBack
Staff Reviewer
November 30th 2023
9750 Comments


Big rip

Jasdevi087
November 30th 2023
8092 Comments


dude had a pretty rough life, RIP

Grungil
December 1st 2023
598 Comments


RIP Legend.

Pints for everyone, i´m paying.

zakalwe
December 1st 2023
38509 Comments


A very underrated master of their craft

RIP

MetalMarcJK
December 1st 2023
969 Comments


I had to get out of bed for this and down a pint for Mr. MacGowan.

Cheers, Shane. Thank you for the music. May you rest in peace.

Deathconscious
December 1st 2023
27324 Comments


Saw Hamilton Lethaysheyxshehf (however you spell his last name) from The Walkmen post about this. Didn't know he covered a Pogues song until I saw someone mention it in the comments.

Christbait
December 1st 2023
236 Comments


I bet Colin Meloy is taking this hard. A lot of The Decemberists' early stuff was heavily influenced by The Pogues, particularly Rum, Sodomy, and the Lash.

Kompys2000
Staff Reviewer
December 1st 2023
9314 Comments


Um can dadkungfu write every RIP article from now on

Kompys2000
Staff Reviewer
December 1st 2023
9314 Comments


And of course rip hard, uncountable great songwriters spurred to put pen to paper by rum sodomy and the lash

Pheromone
December 1st 2023
21160 Comments


yeah agreed lovely tribute

rum, sodomy is one of the greatest albums of all time

and as an irish boi shane is a fuckin hero legend etc etc

Archelirion
December 3rd 2023
6594 Comments


One of the voices of my childhood. Could make you feel like weeping, laughing and fighting all in the space of three songs. Been in mourning this last couple of days for this one.

'Rainy Night In Soho is a top ten song all time in my book.' - extremely this.



MetalMarcJK
December 5th 2023
969 Comments


“Lend me ten pounds. I’ll buy you a drink.” - Shane

DikkoZinner
December 5th 2023
5367 Comments


RIP



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