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  Shane MacGowan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Shane MacGowan on the cover of the 1994 album The Snake by Shane MacGowan and The Popes.
Shane was found in possession of drugs and was expelled in his second year.
Shane MacGowan is somewhat famous for his teeth, or lack thereof.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Shane_McGowan   (1675 words)

  
 The Pogues
Shane McGowan (vocals), Jim Fearnley (guitar) and Spider Stacy (tin whistle) were the original members of the Pogues, in the days when they busked on the streets of London.
Unfortunately, looming over all of this was Shane McGowan and his violent behaviour, and his hard-core alcohol and drug abuse.
Shane MacGowan remains the sole member of the band in the spotlight, having founded The Popes[?] (AKA Shane MacGowan and the Popes in 1994.
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/po/Pogues.html   (509 words)

  
 Guardian Unlimited | Archive Search
Shane sees it as his duty to educate me in Irish history, so I'm in for a lot of lecturing about Brian Ború, the Black and Tans, Michael Collins, Partition, 'Ireland is a woman', the craic, the whole tear-stained Emerald-Isle package.
Shane claims that when he was a small child in Tipperary, they gave him two Guinnesses a night as his bedtime drink and later, when he was eight, an uncle introduced him to Powers whiskey.
Shane sings me ' Woman come in the name of love ' and ends with the plea - 'Can I not convince you to come out with us and rob a bank?' I tell him my husband wouldn't like it and he accepts that - obeying your husband is good.
www.guardian.co.uk /Archive/Article/0,4273,4149895,00.html   (3818 words)

  
 If I Should Fall From Grace
McGowan, clearly drunk and almost incomprehensible through most of the interviews (subtitles may be in order), is evasive on the matter, claiming bizarrely that the band wanted to stop playing Irish music.
Shane McGowan's wilderness years were spent drinking and drugging it, occasionally dueting with artists such as Nick Cave ("Wonderful World") and Sinead O'Connor, who notoriously shopped him for heroin possession in an apparent attempt to intervene with the man's self-destruction.
The Shane McGowan that emerges from this portrait is as paradoxical as his music, hiding behind a mask of simplicity lies a complex man who wrestles every day with his own private demons.
www.greenmanreview.com /film/film_fallfromgrace.html   (1133 words)

  
 Shane MacGowan
Shane and his friend Jem Finer were also involved in a backing band for a school teacher.
Shane and Jem auditioned their neighbour, Andrew Ranken, on drums, but he was the singer in another group and did not have the time to participate in another project.
Shane remembered that the former Nips guitarist had taken piano lessons, so he was roped in an the accordion and showed up on James Fearnley's doorstep, the accordion in a landry bag.
www.pogues.com /PastPogues/SMacGowan/SMacGowan.html   (1315 words)

  
 AOL Canada | Entertainment | Movies   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
With her sharp tongue and brash sensuality, Rose McGowan has been a source of both titillation and discomfort to an industry that still hasn't quite figured out what to do with women who are both unapologetically smart and sexual.
The child of hippies, McGowan was born in Florence, Italy to a French mother and Irish father.
Her family relocated to Oregon when McGowan was ten, at which point, not only could she not speak English, but she had yet to see a movie; in fact, she didn't even know about them.
www.tribute.ca /aol/movieinfo/ACTOR_BIO.asp?id=4671   (492 words)

  
 The Nips - Press Archive - MNE October 27, 1979
Shane, y'see, has been a personality of sorts ever since - as punk legend would have it - he chanced to have his earlobe bitten off at yet another of those primal Clash bashes.
SHANE and I are talking in the early hours of a Friday in a squat just off London's Euston Road.
Shane puts his 'girl trouble' down to what he'd call his 'physical handicaps' - big ears and what were the worst set of front teeth this side of Jerry Dammers until a couple of weeks ago when he had them capped.
www.cs.wisc.edu /~mroman/articles/NME102779.html   (1499 words)

  
 Guardian Unlimited Arts | | Old habits die hard
Shane MacGowan doesn't remember much about leaving the Pogues, except this: "I was glad to get out alive." It was 1991.
The band were in Japan, in the middle of a gruelling tour that had driven all the members to the brink of insanity and MacGowan was finding it particularly hard to live up to his reputation as a "songwriting legend".
The situation is further muddied by Woods' assertion that Shane is happier because he's not under pressure.
www.guardian.co.uk /arts/fridayreview/story/0,12102,1359267,00.html   (1614 words)

  
 ROCKIN BOPPIN LUNATIC
Shane has been having regular conversations with dead people for as long as I have known him, and has often admitted to channelling words and music from other worldly beings.
Astooped, whiskey-bottle-toting Shane McGowan appeared to be 47 sheets to the wind when he took the stage with the reconstituted Pogues at the 9:30 club on Thursday.
McGowan walked up to his mike, opened his toothless mouth and said, "Blargh garhde darlgzane argha." In fact, he pretty much said nothing comprehensible other than the slurred song titles he struggled to read from the set list posted at his feet.
www.geocities.com /eoghainmacrua/shane_page   (3614 words)

  
 RTE.ie Entertainment - McGowan writes songs for Ronan Keating
Shane McGowan is writing songs for ex-Boyzone star Ronan Keating.
It has also been announced that McGowan and the Popes have signed a deal with a US label to release an album of live songs, recorded on their American tour.
McGowan is performing at the Olympia on Saturday, to celebrate the release of a film about his life.
www.rte.ie /arts/2001/0808/mcgowans.html   (101 words)

  
 Amazon.com: If I Should Fall from Grace - The Shane MacGowan Story: DVD: Sarah Share,Deirdre O'Mahony,Victoria Clarke ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Shane and the other commentators give insight to how the songs came about, their production, and the eventual toll touring took on the band's health.
Shane is presented here in raw form, with all of the real effects of the heavy alcohol and drug use showing unabashedly their deadly effects on the human body.
Just watching Shane as he ambles through his day, writes a song at home, poses for pictures with fans, etc. is worth the price of admission because there is absolutely NO pretense with this guy.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B00008R9LB?v=glance   (2807 words)

  
 Paddy Rolling Stone: The Official Shane MacGowan Website   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Shane would like to state that he was very ill with a stomach complaint this week and is very sorry to have have disappointed you all with the cancelled shows.However he is feeling a little better and would like to thank you all for your patience and messages of support.
Sybil MacGowan Harriman is Shane's aunt (Maurice's sister) and is the head of the greater family MacGowan.
Shane is to 'duet' with Jools Holland for his new album due out later in the year.
www.shanemacgowan.com   (1233 words)

  
 GIG REVIEWS & VINTAGE REVIEWS
Shane finishes his encore with 'Sally MacLellane', and the line rings out: "I'm sad to say I must be on my way..." and with that he shuffles off the stage and into the night, punk poet and dreamer voice for a whole generation.
Despite the late night, the following day (St Patricks Day March 17th) Shane was up on stage in Belfast to entertain the crowds only for Belfast's Lord Mayor Martin Morgan to complain he was drunk and a bad example to the audience that were mainly teenage kids and their parents.
He was expected to perform a gig in Belfast on the same night but the gig was cancelled when the street the venue was situated on was co-ordened off after a subsequent ficticious bombscare.
www.geocities.com /nihilismgigs/pogues.html   (611 words)

  
 A Drink With Shane MacGowan by Shane MacGowan and Victoria Mary Clarke
Grove Press- When Shane MacGowan parted ways with the Pogues, it was for me the end of one of my all-time favorite bands.
Shane was the heart and soul of that band, possessing a unique charisma and one of the coolest voices I’ve ever heard.
A Drink With Shane MacGowan is told via a series of transcribed, booze-fueled conversations between Shane and his wife, Victoria Mary Clarke.
www.askewreviews.com /columns/drink_with_shane_macgowan.htm   (551 words)

  
 shane   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Based on Jack Schaefer's novel, the story brings Alan Ladd, a drifter and retired gunfighter, to the assistance of a homestead family terrorised by an ageing cattleman and his hired gun.
Mysterious, moody and atmospheric, the film is enhanced by the intense performances of its splendid cast and stunning location photography.
shane macgowan and the popes live at montreux 1995
www.happyhunter.com /shane   (221 words)

  
 NME.COM - News - THE GREEN GREEN GRASS ON PHONE?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
A Metropolitan Police spokesman has confirmed that ex-Pogues singer Shane McGowan was arrested on suspicion of a controlled substance after officers found him unconscious in his flat.
And according to a report in The Sun, they were tipped off by Sinead O'Connor, who, fearing for McGowan's life, called the police to report that she believed that McGowan was using Class A drugs.
McGowan was bailed and returns to Kentish Town police station in January to find out if charges will be brought following analysis of the substances seized.
www.nme.com /news/2291.htm   (191 words)

  
 brooklynvegan: Shane McGowan DJing Southpaw - St Patricks Day
After the Pogues show at Nokia Theatre on St. Patrick's Day, Shane McGowan is (hopefully) heading over to Park Slope to DJ Southpaw.
shane arrived 15 minutes before closing time and the first tune he dropped was a rebel song by 'the wolfe tones'.
there was a mini riot and, according to swing, the boul shane was hit over the head with an empty jack daniels bottle that had been on a table as a candle holder.
www.brooklynvegan.com /archives/2006/02/shane_mcgowan_d.html   (508 words)

  
 shane mcgowan on frank skinner thursday night - Festival Forums
shane was listed in our tv paper, and paula radcliffe wasn't so i suspect she was a last minute replacement
shanes notorious for not turning up etc or arriving on stage late, which just adds to the buzz of seeing him live,then when he does arrive he`s greeted with such adulation its quite something.
the blokes a legend,he was the one who recommended the clash to a record company and joe strummer was a big fan of shane and his writing.
www.efestivals.co.uk /forums/index.php?showtopic=33254   (583 words)

  
 Fleadh Festival/Kíla/Shane McGowan
The inimitable — and charmingly unintelligible — former Pogues frontman Shane McGowan headlines an all-Irish lineup at Electric Factory on June 18.
Kíla, McGowan and The Saw Doctors also will appear, as well as Hootie and the Blowfish (?), Shawn Mullins and a host of others great and small, at Guinness’ all-day, outdoor Irishpalooza.
Shane McGowan, Fri., June 18, at Electric Factory, Seventh and Willow Sts., 215-336-2000.
www.citypaper.net /articles/061799/ae.pick.fleadh.shtml   (288 words)

  
 Amazon.com: The Snake: Music: Shane MacGowan & The Popes   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Shane vocally sounds better than he had since "If I Should Fall from Grace of God" which says a lot because the last two Pogues albums his vocals were really weak.
I often laugh (and feel sad) as I listen to some of the songs that are overpowered by what I call the "drunken stylings of Shane McGowan." On one song, "A Mexican funeral in Paris", he is so obviously dead drunk, I don't know how he made it through.
Well, on this album Shane proves he can beat them at their own game, with rockers like Church of the Holy Spook and Mexican Funeral In Paris, while staying true to his roots for the rest of the album.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B00000I5MG?v=glance   (1478 words)

  
 CLUAS Indie Gig Reviews: Shane MacGowan live in the Olympia, Dublin
Flying in the face of all reason and common sense Shane MacGowan is more popular in Dublin nowadays than any time since his split with the Pogues.
It's no surprise, as well over half the people in the Olympia tonight are too young to remember that group's heyday.
But the Olympia performance underlines again just how deeply the myth of Shane MacGowan has become entangled with the reality - and the fact that nobody, least of all MacGowan himself, seems prepared to sort the mess out.
www.cluas.com /music/gigs/shanemcgowan.htm   (443 words)

  
 The Popes - Release The Beast : album review
McGowan assembled The Popes after he was unceremoniously hustled out of The Pogues (note the cheeky sight-rhyme of the band names).
In fact, when he's not impersonating McGowan, McGuinness's voice is actually closer to the traditional Irish style of Christy Moore.
In the end, there's nothing spectacularly distinctive about The Popes, and nothing so edgy, confrontational and soulful as when McGowan's in charge, but this is still a very good album with a gutsy live recording to boot.
www.musicomh.com /albums2/popes.htm   (630 words)

  
 Salon.com People | Shane MacGowan
Shane MacGowan is one of the last of their dying breed.
He eventually found punk, began calling himself Shane O'Hooligan and led an infamous band called the Nipple Erectors.
Without a new Shane MacGowan album to look forward to, life would certainly be a hell of a lot more boring -- as it already is without Bukowski.
archive.salon.com /people/bc/2001/07/31/macgowan/print.html   (1824 words)

  
 DVD Empire - Item - Shane MacGowan & The Popes: Live At Montreux 1995 / DVD-Video   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
After his split from The Pogues in 1991, Shane MacGowan came back stronger than ever in 1995 with his new band the Popes and their first album, The Snake.
During the tour in support of this album they stopped off at the Montreux Jazz festival for what is, so far, his only performance there.
When Shane and The Popes are in town, every night is a party.
www.dvdempire.com /Exec/v4_item.asp?item_id=638130&partner_id=50303286   (259 words)

  
 A Drink with Shane MacGowan
One is that Shane is as well-read and intelligent as his many apologists would have us believe.
Shane is such a tragic-comic figure that our heart immediately goes out to him.
Shane spins yarns with all the poetic grace of his many literary heroes, but the inconstancy of his stories (as well as the historical inaccuracies) are at times shocking.
www.travelingo.org /books/0330490087   (728 words)

  
 Beautiful Day: The Pogues
The band originally known as The Pogue Mahones were formed by Shane McGowan, Spider Stacey, Jem Finer and James Fearnley in London's Kings Cross in 1982.
The band were first formed by McGowan, famous for his rotten teeth and hard drinking, Spider Stacey, Jem Finer and James Fearnley in Kings Cross London in 1982.
Shane McGowan and Co won’t have it all their own way though as this year Santa his attempting to achieve his first ever chart success.
corkuniversitypress.typepad.com /beautiful_day_40_years_of/the_pogues/index.html   (1814 words)

  
 NME.COM - News - MCGOWAN SLING YER HOOK!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Former Pogues lead singer Shane McGowan has been thrown out of The Priory, favoured rehab clinic of the stars, for bad beaviour.
McGowan was admitted to the #400-a-night clinic some weeks ago for drug addiction.
According to reports in UK tabloids, the singer was given his marching orders after a row with staff.
www.nme.com /news/shane-mcgowan/2772   (152 words)

  
 The Rose McGowan Picture Pages
Her family relocated to Oregon when McGowan was ten, and she left the commune at 15.
She supported herself with a variety of odd jobs and even lived on the streets for awhile before traveling to Los Angeles to attend an arts school.
The film was a surprise hit and McGowan's turn as a frisky student who has an unfortunate encounter with a garage door further widened her fan base.
www.123-celebrities.com /rose_mcgowan   (509 words)

  
 Shane Macgowan - Festival Forums
Yes i did read right, Shane Macgowan is doing Solfest with The Popes on the Sunday 28th August.
shane live is still a good gig,seen him with the pogues at birmingham last year and he was in top form.
unless of course shane decided ta do a gig in ireland,dont think he`s done one for a while over there on st patricks day.
www.efestivals.co.uk /forums/index.php?showtopic=36859   (832 words)

  
 Blogcritics.org: If I Should Fall From Grace The Shane MacGowan Story
In the life of Shane MacGowan, at least what we see in "If I Should Fall From Grace," this debacle is typical.
It is possible that Shane did some sober interviews during the year of filming, but I don't know if they appear in the final edit.
Shane is a brilliant songwriter, and (contrary to his public persona) he's a nice guy.
blogcritics.org /archives/2003/08/15/122005.php   (1486 words)

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