Inspired by a recent interview with Shane MacGowan for Supreme this weeks featured artist is The Pogues. If you’re unfamiliar with The Pogues they are an irish punk rock band with strong folk and celtic influences that formed in the early eighties releasing a host of classics like ‘Dirty Old Town’, ‘Sunny Side of the Street’ and their most famous, ‘A Fairytale of New York’.
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… The two albums that stick out the most for me are ‘Red Roses for Me’ and ‘Rum Sodomy and The Lash’, the later of which I spent countless hours just staring at the cover artwork whilst listening along in the lounge at a young age.
A track that always stood out to me was their rendition of the song ‘Waltzing Matilda’ which appears on Rum Sodomy and The Lash, the lyrics and delivery of this song illustrated a gritty side to the war and a realistic perspective of what it was like to come back home.
We’re featuring four songs and make sure to check out the interview with Shane.