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Shane MacGowan of The Pogues discusses the importance of Damien Dempsey and his song "Colony"

Shane MacGowan of The Pogues discusses the importance of Damien Dempsey and his song “Colony”!

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Shane on Damien Dempsey’s “Colony”

Damien Dempsey plays “Colony” Live

TBMC, Dec ’05

June 27, 2008 Posted by | Damien Dempsey, Music_Folk, Shane McGowan, _MUSIC, _VIDEO | Leave a comment

The Pogues – Rum, Sodomy And The Lash + ‘Poguetry in Motion’ EP

The Pogues – Rum, Sodomy And The Lash
+ ‘Poguetry in Motion’ EP
Man, I played Rum, Sodomy And The Lash to death when it first came out!

A stone cold classic!

What’s more the CD issue comes replete with the wonderful Poguetry in Motion’ EP!

Get downloading now motherfuckers!

`Rum, Sodomy and the Lash’ was Winston Churchill’s famous description of the British Royal Navy and somehow suits the album down to the ground. The album its self is a masterpiece and certainly The Pogues most perfect and fully realised album, perfectly portraying their fantastic live performances of this period, the height of Shane MacGowan’s songwriting and there most inventive reinterpretation of traditional folk music.

Of the Shane MacGowan originals the singles `Sally MacLennane’ and `A Pair of Brown Eyes’ were obvious choices but `The Sick Bed of Cuchulainn’ `Billy’s Bones’ and `The Old Main Drag’ are equally accomplished songs. Only the instrumental `Wild Cats of Kilkenny’ smack of filler.

The choice and arrangement of the majority of the traditional standard are also inspired. `Dirty Old Town’ was possibly over produced to engineer it into their biggest single up to that point but the rough performances of `Navigator’, `The Gentleman Soldier’ and the Spider Stacey driven `Jesse James’ fit in with the album theme so much more. The one trick `I’m a Man You Don’t Meet Every Day’ is possibly the albums lowest point. The album ends perfectly with a fantastic performance on Eric Bogle’s `The Band Played Waltzing Matilda’.

The CD re-issue also includes the `Poguetry in Motion’ e.p. which is worth the cover price alone. Either of `The Body of an American’, `Rainy Night in Soho’ or `London Girl’ could have been singles in their own right and highlights the strength of MacGowan’s song writing during this period.

– Amazon reviewer


1. Sick Bed of Cuchulainn
2. Old Main Drag
3. Wild Cats of Kilkenny
4. I’m a Man You Don’t Meet Every Day
5. Pair of Brown Eyes
6. Sally Mac Lennane
7. Pistol for Paddy Garcia
8. Dirty Old Town
9. Jesse James
10. Navigator
11. Billy’s Bones
12. Gentleman Soldier
13. Band Played Waltzing Matilda
14. A Pistol For Paddy Garcia (Bonus Track)
15. London Girl (Bonus Track)
16. Rainy Night In Soho (Bonus Track)
17. Body Of An American (Bonus Track)
18. Planxty Noel Hill (Bonus Track)
19. The Parting Glass (Bonus Track)

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June 27, 2008 Posted by | Music_Alternative, Music_IrishMusic, Shane McGowan, The Pogues, _MUSIC | Leave a comment

The Pogues – Red Roses For Me + Bonus Tracks

The Pogues – Red Roses For Me
+ Bonus Tracks

The magnificent debut from Shane Mac Gowan and his pals!

A real kick in the ass for the music biz at the time … and especially for the rarified world of Irish traditional music!

This astounding debut appeared fully-formed and gloriously unique, preceded only by their single Dark Streets Of London (in a slightly different version to that on the album), its surface shambolics belying a solid musical and lyrical depth and maturity. Red Roses For Me was produced by Stan Brennan, who ran Rocks Off Records in West One, where Shane sometimes served behind the counter. It was his long term mission to get the band off the ground, and he managed to pour the Pogue magic, unspilled and distilled, into the flagon at Wapping’s tiny Elephant Studios.

The Anglo Celtic sound of the Pogues, fermented in London’s glamorous King’s Cross, is a mixture of pub and punk, both Shane and Mancunian Maestro Jimmy Fearnley having been veterans of punk band the Nips (formerly the Nipple Erectors), but played with an exuberance and an excellence that proved impossible to resist, despite the dark rising tide of New Romanticism, except by an old guard who thought the Pogues represented the stereotype of the drunken Irish paddy they were trying to escape. To be fair, it is rumoured that Shane likes a drink.

The album is embellished with six vital bonus tracks. And The Band Played Waltzing Matilda, Eric Bogle’s chilling account of Gallipoli, was revisited on Rum, Sodomy And The Lash, but this is the original flipside of their debut single. You may know the song by Eric Bogle or June Tabor, but not like this. Repeal Of The Licensing Laws was the B-side of the (cleaned-up) Boys From The County Hell. The band returned to Elephant in 1985 to record the B-sides Whiskey You’re The Devil and Muirshin Durkin, both for the single A Pair Of Brown Eyes, and The Wild Rover and The Leaving Of Liverpool backed up Sally MacLennane. Those last two A-sides are from Rum, Sodomy And The Lash, the next essential Pogues acquisition after this one.


1. Transmetropolitan
2. Battle of Brisbane
3. Auld Triangle
4. Waxie’s Dargle
5. Boys from the Country Hell
6. Sea Shanty
7. Dark Streets of London
8. Streams of Whiskey
9. Poor Paddy
10. Dingle Regatta
11. Greenland Whale Fisheries
12. Down in the Ground Where the Deadmen Go
13. Kitty
14. The Leaving Of Liverpool (Bonus Track)
15. Muirshin Durkin (Bonus Track)
16. Repeal Of The Licensing Laws (Bonus Track)
17. And The Band Played Waltzing Matilda (Bonus Track)
18. Whiskey You’re The Devil (Bonus Track)
19. The Wild Rover (Bonus Track)

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June 27, 2008 Posted by | Music_Alternative, Music_IrishMusic, Shane McGowan, The Pogues, _MUSIC | Leave a comment

Tom Waits, Nick Cave And Friends – A Flowerdance Collection (2005)

Some obscure tracks by Nick Cave, Tom Waits and a slew of other great artists here compiled by Flowerdance – apparently some bloke on a Chinese Web Board!

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01 Nick Cave & Anita Lane – Bedazzled – 01:58
02 Tom Waits & Peter Murphy – Christmas Sucks – 02:56
03 Nick Cave & Kylie Minogue – Where The Wild Roses Grow – 03:57
04 Nick Cave & PJ Harvey – Henry Lee – 03:55
05 Tom Waits & Primus – Coattails Of A Dead Man – 05:15
06 Nick Cave & Shane Mac Gowan – What A Wonderful World – 03:00
07 Tom Waits & Elvis Costello – I Forgot More Than You’ll Ever Know About Her – 04:14
08 Nick Cave & Concrete – Blonde Ship Song – 05:45
09 Tom Waits & Crystal Gayle – I Beg Your Pardon – 04:26
10 Tom Waits & Rickie Leejones – Rainbow Sleeves 03:41
11 Nick Cave, Anna Maria Jopek & Maciej Malenczuk – Tam Gdzie Rosna Dzikie Roze – 04:48
12 Tom Waits & Gavin Bryars – Jesus’ Blood Never Failed Me Yet – 04:05
13 Tom Waits & Bruce Springsteen – Jersey Girl – 07:06
14 Nick Cave, Shane Mac Gowan, Kylie Minogue, PJ Harvey & Anita Lane – Death Is Not The End – 04:27
15 Nick Cave & The Dirty Three – Zero Is Also A Number – 06:21
16 Nick Cave & Anita Lane – I Love You….Nor Do I – 04:16
17 Kinga Preis & Przeklenstwo Millhaven – The Curse Of Millhaven – 06:36
18 Kinga Preis & Mariusz Drezek – Henry Lee – 04:24

Here be Nicky, Tommy and others:

Part 1
Part 2



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February 23, 2008 Posted by | Anita Lane, Bruce Springsteen, Elvis Costello, Music_Alternative, Nick Cave, Shane McGowan, The Bad Seeds, The Dirty Three, Tom Waits, _MUSIC | 5 Comments