The Pogues are an Irish folk-punk rock band that had a lot of success on the alternative circuit in the late 1980s. Fronted by talented singer Shane MacGowan, the band played politically-tinged punk music supported by traditional Irish instrumentation.
The band's greatest commercial success came with their 1987 album "If I Should Fall from Grace with God". "Fairytale of New York" was the largest hit off the album, and has been voted the best rock Christmas song of all time by many trade publications and blogs. My favourite Pogues' song, "Dirty Old Town" off of the 1985 "Rum, Sodomy & the Lash" album gives you a glimpse of the unique flavour and instrumentation of this very talented, but troubled band.
An exploration of the music that holds meaning in my life.