Tag Archives: Pogues

Back to Hell

I recently found Straight to Hell with Spanish subtitles on YouTube. Like Blue Velvet and River’s Edge, Straight to Hell was released in 1986. Three decades haven’t dulled this whacked-out western which married MTV to the wild west with a cast of rockers including the Pogues, Joe Strummer, Courtney Love, Dennis Hopper, Grace Jones, Elvis [...]

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Shane Show

Yesterday I posted about the birthday of The Pogues’ bassist Cait O’Riordan. It’s likely that my YouTube searching for that video of Cait singing “Danny Boy” had YouTube suggesting this today: The Great Hunger-Life and Songs of Shane MacGowan. “This the extraordinary story of how a North London punk transformed himself into one of Ireland’s [...]

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Cait The Great

Today we celebrate the birthday of Cait O’Riordan who was born on January 4, 1965. Cait was the bass player and background vocalist on The Pogues’ first two classic records, and her lead on “I’m A Man You Don’t Meet Everyday” from RUM, SODOMY AND THE LASH certainly makes any short list of the band’s [...]

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