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  PoguesLive.com - Pogues Live
The majority of live recordings are made by fans using cassette, mini disc, DAT or camcorders and circulate fairly quickly.
With the help of Pogues fans worldwide, I will ensure that the information on this website is as accurate and complete as possible.
Details of any audio, video, radio or TV recordings featuring Pogues members' (regardless of the subject matter) which are not documented or information with regards to errors or omissions will be gratefully received and acknowledged.
www.pogueslive.com   (349 words)

  The Pogues - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Pogues are a popular Anglo Irish folk rock band of the 1980s and 1990s.
Shane MacGowan (vocals), James Fearnley (accordion) and Spider Stacy (tin whistle) were the original members of the Pogues, in the days when they busked on the streets of London.
The reunited Pogues played dates in the UK with support from the Dropkick Murphys in late 2005, and re-released their 1987 Christmas classic "Fairytale Of New York" on 19th December, which went straight in at #3 in the UK Singles charts on Christmas Day 2005, showing the song's enduring popularity.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/The_Pogues   (1275 words)

 VH1.com : The Pogues : Biography
By demonstrating that the spirit of punk could live in traditional Irish folk music, the Pogues were one of the most radical bands of the mid-'80s.
Shane MacGowan, whose slurred, incomprehensible voice often disguised the sheer poetry of his songs, the Pogues were undeniably political -- not only were many of their songs explicitly in favor of working-class liberalism, but the wild, careening sound of their punk-injected folk was implicitly radical.
Although the Pogues were peaking in popularity, Shane MacGowan's relentless drug and alcohol abuse was beginning to cripple the band.
www.vh1.com /artists/az/pogues/bio.jhtml   (772 words)

 BBC - Radio 2 - Documentaries - Pogue Mahone: The Story of the Pogues
Predictably though, The Pogues' chainsaw energy divided the folk fraternity: enthusiasts welcoming the shot in the arm they had given the music, while detractors denigrated their musical ability and bemoaned the stereotypical image of falling-down-drunk Paddies.
Pogue Mahone (Gaelic for 'kiss my arse!') seemed to come from nowhere, although Shane MacGowan had previously seen service in the post-punk outfit the Nipple Erectors.
Inevitably The Pogues were drawn toward that maverick orphanage, Stiff Records, which in August, 1984 released their debut single, Dark Streets Of London; two months later, came their debut album Red Roses For Me. But it was the band's striking second album, released the following year, that established The Pogues.
www.bbc.co.uk /radio2/r2music/documentaries/pogues.shtml   (816 words)

 The Pogues - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The Pogues were a popular Irish folk rock band of the 1980s and 90s.
The Pogues were founded in London in 1982 as Pogue Mahone — "pogue mahone" being the Anglicization of the Irish póg mo thóin, meaning "kiss my arse." The band specialised in Irish folk music often played with the energy of the punk rock scene from which several of the members had their roots.
Shane MacGowan (vocals), (accordion) and (tin whistle) were the original members of the Pogues, in the days when they busked on the streets of London.
www.maryville.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/The_Pogues   (716 words)

 The Pogues: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Rum, sodomy, and the lash is a 1985 album by the pogues, their second....
Hells ditch is the fifth full-length album by the pogues, and the last to feature frontman shane macgowan as a member....
Shane macgowan and the popes is a band led by shane macgowan, formerly of the pogues, who play a blend of rock, and irish folk musicirish folk....
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/t/th/the_pogues.htm   (2405 words)

 TrouserPress.com :: Pogues
Along with Costello and Joe Strummer, the Pogues fell in with director Alex Cox, contributing a pair of tracks to Sid and Nancy, appearing in the motley Straight to Hell and providing the bulk of its soundtrack.
Meanwhile, the man who was in no shape to make a Pogues record managed to pull his own out of a hat as if by wizardry in 1994.
The Pogues never invoked the memory of Mott the Hoople (with a nod to the Clash) the way this lot does on "Victoria," but on traditional ballads like "Roddy McCorley," "Nancy Whiskey" and "The Rising of the Moon," the Popes reclaim enough of the older band's sound for the transition to hardly matter.
www.trouserpress.com /entry.php?a=pogues   (1235 words)

 CLUAS Indie Gig Reviews: The Pogues live in Dublin (Dec '01)
All the original Pogues (bar early departee Cait O Riordain) on one stage, performing songs that many people had regretfully consigned to music's 'Never To Be Played Live Again' archive.
Since the band's slow demise in the late 80s, the Pogues' back catalogue has become, for many Irish listeners at least, a body of work to rival that of the traditional ballad groups - the Clancy Brothers, the Dubliners, the Chieftains, to name but a few.
Tonight the Pogues got the Dublin reception that was their due over 15 years ago.
www.cluas.com /music/gigs/pogues.htm   (462 words)

 The Pogues
The Pogues music could be called soul; not in sound, but in feel, in sensibility, in emotional commitment.
The Pogues were definitely a part of the '80's for me.
When The Pogues finally toured the States, close to a year after HD's release, MacGowan was again not with them ("Shane MacGowan will not appear" read the newspaper ad for the show).
www.furious.com /perfect/pogues.html   (2796 words)

 BBC - Tyne - Entertainment - The Pogues
Everyone over the age of eighteen should go to a Pogues concert at least once in their lifetime; if only to study the band and witness the audience.
For those with seats, this was two hours of great Pogues music, but on the floor the atmosphere was always drunkenly dangerous.
The Pogues are not a gig or a concert so much as a night on the lash with some great music.
www.bbc.co.uk /tyne/content/articles/2004/12/17/music_pogues_review_feature.shtml   (558 words)

 The Pogues @ Manchester
POGUES frontman Shane MacGowan is the George Best of popular music - an unique talent laid waste by inner demons and 25 years of very hard drinking.
The Pogues pioneered a fusion of traditional Irish folk and punk rock, so when they ripped into Sally MacLennane the crowd totally lost it, dancing manically along with this raucous tribute to the drinking class.
The Pogues do great covers and when Ewan MacColl wrote Dirty Old Town as a tribute to Salford he can scarcely have imagined that over 50 years on, a massive crowd would be bellowing his words at a startled Pogues.
www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk /entertainment/music/livereviews/s/140/140737_the_pogues__manchester.html   (558 words)

 The Pogues   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
On Pogue Mahone the band welcomes three new members, James McNally, David Coulter and Jamie Clark, who have stepped in to fill the shoes of James Fearnley, Terry Woods and Phil Chevron.
I had an opportunity to talk to Darryl Hunt, longtime bass player for The Pogues, via a very bad phone connection to Germany and to garner his thoughts on a wide variety of topics.
After Waiting For Herb came out in '93, there were rumors that The Pogues were on the verge of a breakup.
www.penduluminc.com /MM/articles/pogues.html   (1844 words)

 CanEHdian.com: The Pogues
It is often said that The Pogues set the standard for the Celtic-rock "pub song" that would rise in popularity not only in Ireland and England, but in such faraway haunts as the United States and Australia.
Much of this popularity is due to the raggle-taggle mix of styles that their music incorporates: rock, traditional, and even punk elements.
The Pogues were a smash on the folk circuit, and the scene was perhaps changed forever by their presence.
www.canehdian.com /non/artists/p/pogues,_the/verybestof.html   (520 words)

 The Pogues   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
To those disenfranchised Irish living in London the Pogues restored a feeling of Irish pride at a time when the Irish were unpopular in England.
The Pogues went against the conservative British ideal with an almost Dionysian mentality.
A Pogues show was a frenzy of heart pounding dance number combined with sweet ballads with the traditional Celtic imagery.
www.uwm.edu /People/zjbyrne/ThePogues.htm   (425 words)

 Celtic MP3s Music Magazine: THE POGUES   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Pogue Mahone began with traditional Irish songs, but MacGowan stared injecting his own material into the shows.
Soon, the name shortened to The Pogues and the indie single, Dark Streets of London became a favorite.
In 1996 the Pogues called it a day after two lukewarm albums and occasional help from Joe Strummer on tour.
www.celticmp3s.com /bands/the_pogues   (440 words)

 The Pogues - Biography - AOL Music
Led by Shane MacGowan, whose slurred, incomprehensible voice often disguised the sheer poetry of his songs, the Pogues were undeniably political -- not only were many of their songs explicitly in favor of working-class liberalism, but the wild, careening sound of their punk-injected folk was implicitly radical.
By the fall, they had signed with Stiff Records and had released their acclaimed debut Red Roses for Me.
Waiting for Herb was kindly reviewed, yet was also ignored, as was 1995's Pogue Mahone.
music.aol.com /artist/the-pogues/5157/biography   (829 words)

 The Pogues - Irish punk music - Dara Records
The Pogues, the original Irish punk rock band, were founded in England by Irish emigrants.
While they are the inspiration for hundreds of current punk bands, their albums still sound as fresh and original today as they did when first released.
The Pogues and Shane MacGowan are but a few of the Irish music performers featured in this documentary chronicling the rise of Irish music and its influence on pop music and popular culture from the 1950's through the present.
www.dararecords.com /irish_music_artists/the_pogues.html   (310 words)

 Pogues with Hamell on Trial concert review   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The Pogues line up is currently as follows: Spider Stacy on vocals, Jem Finer on guitar, banjo, saxophone, and hurdy Gurdy, Jamie Clarke on guitar, Darryl Hunt on bass, Andrew Ranken on drums and mouth organ, James McNalley on the accordion, and piano, and David Coulter on the fiddle.
Unfortunately, the latter wasn't played when I saw them, but the former (which was introduced by the didjeridu) was the highlight of the show for me. Their set consisted of songs mostly from the period after MacGowan left.
A Pogues live show is definitely a great deal of fun, and you end up having a good workout to boot.
www.ram.org /music/reviews/pogues_hamell.html   (642 words)

 Amazon.co.uk: Rum Sodomy and the Lash [Import]: Music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Subsequent Pogues albums suffered from a polished maturity that didn't sit well with the music, but this is the sound of The Pogues as they should be, rough and ready.
Yet again the Pogues have excelled themselves, not only in the writing genius of S. McG., but also in the sheer passion put into their songs.
This album is widely acclaimed as The Pogues' best album (internet vote), and I agree, though liking Shane's music for the extremes of his styles: the extreme trad celtic cum London punk songs, I think that this album could do with a bit more of both.
www.amazon.co.uk /exec/obidos/ASIN/B000005S6C   (828 words)

 Pogues In Print
The Pogues with support from The Saw Doctors (Manchester MEN)
Fighting for the Heart and Soul of the Pogues
The Death of Rock, or Bobby Versus Mr.
www.pogues.com /Print/Print.html   (199 words)

 Guardian Unlimited | The Guardian | The Pogues
Since leaving the Pogues on grounds of ill health a decade ago, Shane MacGowan has dashed many predictions by remaining alive.
These December dates are billed as "the Pogues for one week only", but the band will extend their long-awaited return as surely as Shane will celebrate it in the pub.
Many doubted whether MacGowan would turn up, never mind be able to sing the songs that had such impact when he first took a punk approach to traditional Irish music in 1983.
www.guardian.co.uk /reviews/story/0,3604,619890,00.html   (342 words)

 Amazon.co.uk: The Very Best of The Pogues: Music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The Pogues and particularly Shane McGownan have often being vilified and ignored by large sections of the media.
This compilation furthers, however, the argument that the group are deserved of special mention in any reflection of music of the latter stages of the 20th century.
The Pogues were a phenomenon, an unlikely blend of folk tradition and punk attitude fronted by a jug-eared gap-toothed pisshead and druggie who was also the most literate and talented songwriter of his generation.
www.amazon.co.uk /exec/obidos/ASIN/B00005A472   (885 words)

 GorillaPirate.com - "Red Roses for Me" by the Pogues
The Pogues have done a lot of traditional songs and done them very well; for example, the cover of the traditional song "Whiskey in the Jar" with the Dubliners.
And while the traditional songs on Red Roses are pretty good, they aren't nearly as good as later traditional songs the Pogues would do, or for that matter, as good as the original songs on Red Roses.
Usually Pogues' instrumentals are good enough to make up for the fact that they're inherently absent of MacGowan's lyrics.
www.novirginsallowed.com /bobo/reviews/pogues1.html   (1457 words)

 The Pogues, Fairytale of New York, Re-release, Video Stream
The Pogues re-release their classic Christmas hit ‘Fairytale of New York’; on Warners on 19th December 2004.
The band originally formed in 1982 and were called ‘Pogue Mahone’ (Gaelic for ‘kiss my ass’), and the classic line up of Shane McGowan, Philip Chevron, Jem Finer, Darryl Hunt, Spider Stacy, Andrew Ranken, Terry Woods and James Fearnley will be appearing at the December shows.
The Pogues will be donating proceeds from the record to the homeless charity Crisis At Christmas and the Justice For Kirsty Campaign.
www.contactmusic.com /new/home.nsf/webpages/thepoguesx12x12x05   (444 words)

 SOW: Turkish Song of the Damned by The Pogues : D. Keith Robinson's Asterisk   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The Pogues are a band for all times and for many genres.
The Pogues were a special band and If I Should Fall… is one of my favorite albums.
You are reading SOW: Turkish Song of the Damned by The Pogues posted on March 12, 2004 and filed under Song of The Week.
www.7nights.com /asterisk/archives/sow_turkish_song_of_the_damned_by_the_pogues.php   (610 words)

 The Pogues MP3 Downloads - The Pogues Music Downloads - The Pogues Music Videos   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
One spin of the album proves that Costello accomplished his mission; this album captures all the sweat, fire, and angry...
One spin of the album proves that Costello accomplished his mission; this album captures all the sweat, fire, and angry joy that was lost in the thin, disembodied recording of the band's debut, and the Pogues sound stronger and tighter without losing a bit of their edge in the process.
Rum Sodomy & the Lash falls just a bit short of being the Pogues best album, but was the first one to prove that they were a great band, and not just a great idea for a band.
www.mp3.com /albums/12527/summary.html   (396 words)

 The Pogues Tickets, Brixton Academy, London
Last year this slot was billed as the last opportunity to see the original Pogues line-up live.
The Pogues, formed in 1982, mixed a combustable blend of punk and folk and became one of the biggest bands of the decade.
And they've always been at their best live, be it an outdoor festival (like headlining this year's Guilfest) or an indoor pogo-ing palace such as the Academy.
www.londonnet.co.uk /ln/out/music/rockpop_pogues.html   (376 words)

 The Pogues News
Atypical of many songwriters, Josh Lederman is pleased whenever he has an audience guessing whether the songs it is hearing are originals or plucked from tradition.
The news as of the first coffee this morning, and the music is The Pogues’ If I Should Fall From Grace With God : Esmertec, a vendor of software and services for the telecommunication, interactive...
Things were much different for Irish punk-folksters the Pogues when they last toured America in 1996.
www.topix.net /who/the-pogues   (654 words)

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