Author Topic: The Pogues  (Read 1331 times)

Offline Uli

  • Moderator
  • The Servant
  • *****
  • Posts: 10149
    • View Profile
The Pogues
« on: September 06, 2012, 12:58:48 PM »
Quote
The Pogues will be celebrating their 30th anniversary this year with two already sold-out shows in September at the famous Olympia venue in Paris.

The shows will be filmed and recorded for a live 'Best Of' album and DVD which will be released through Polydor on Monday November 12th 2012.
http://www.music-news.com/shownews.asp?H=The-Pogues-to-release-‘Best-Of’-CD-and-DVD-from-Live-at-the-Olympia&nItemID=56405
(Sorry, this forum seems to be unable to show the complete link... in "preview" it works, when "posted" it does not.)

http://www.pogues.com/

Saw them last year and enjoyed their gig a lot.  8)
« Last Edit: December 26, 2013, 10:46:31 AM by Uli »
Just around the corner and miles away...

Offline Uli

  • Moderator
  • The Servant
  • *****
  • Posts: 10149
    • View Profile
Re: The Pogues 30th anniversary
« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2012, 10:06:42 AM »
http://youtu.be/m5chAlnrJ1A

Quote
30TH ANNIVERSARY SHOW AT THE O2, LONDON (ONLY UK DATE!)
http://www.pogues.com/
« Last Edit: November 15, 2012, 10:10:46 AM by Uli »
Just around the corner and miles away...

Offline Uli

  • Moderator
  • The Servant
  • *****
  • Posts: 10149
    • View Profile
« Last Edit: December 23, 2013, 10:00:36 AM by Uli »
Just around the corner and miles away...

Offline Uli

  • Moderator
  • The Servant
  • *****
  • Posts: 10149
    • View Profile
Re: The Pogues
« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2017, 10:27:54 AM »
http://irishpost.co.uk/shane-macgowan-throwing-massive-party-60th-birthday/

Quote
SOME of music’s biggest names will be getting together to celebrate Pogues frontman Shane MacGowan’s 60th birthday.

The singer, who turns 60 on Christmas Day, will be joined by Nick Cave, Bobby Gillespie of Primal Scream, Cerys Matthews, Clem Burke of Blondie, Glen Matlock of the Sex Pistols and more for a special concernt in Ireland in the new year.

Tickets are now on sale for Perspectives: Shane MacGowan 60th Birthday Celebration takes place on January 15 at the National Concert Hall in Dublin.

Also joining the line up are up-and-coming Limerick band Whenyoung, who were hand-picked by MacGowan to perform.
Just around the corner and miles away...

Offline Fred21

  • The Servant
  • *******
  • Posts: 9916
    • View Profile
Re: The Pogues
« Reply #4 on: December 12, 2017, 03:45:33 PM »
Not a Pogues/Shane fan, but this is a great song:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/1vG1W6brTZtfYfQd2BBgggg/30-years-of-fairytale-of-new-york-10-true-tales-behind-the-pogues-christmas-favourite

Documentary also being repeated: The Story of Fairytale of New York

"For the first time in 18 years, all eight members of The Pogues return to the studio where their biggest hit - and the nation's favourite Christmas song - was recorded. The song's producer Steve Lillywhite strips Fairytale down to the basics, and director Peter Dougherty reveals the tricks behind the making of the video - including how a cameo from Hollywood star Matt Dillon stopped The Pogues from almost being arrested. With contributions from Matt Dillon, Nick Cave, Jools, Holland and of course Shane MacGowan and The Pogues, it lifts the lid on this seminal track and reveals the secrets behind its making."

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0074f8x




TV SM!TH - for the beer and the company!

Offline Uli

  • Moderator
  • The Servant
  • *****
  • Posts: 10149
    • View Profile
Re: The Pogues
« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2018, 11:49:21 AM »
https://www.theguardian.com/music/2018/jan/14/shane-macgowan-60-musical-legacy-pogues

Quote
I believe in miracles,” Shane MacGowan said recently in response to a question about his religious beliefs from the Irish radio show host, Miriam O’Callaghan. “I’ve seen miracles happen in my life. It’s a miracle every morning when you wake up.”

In MacGowan’s case, this oft-repeated spiritual mantra has a particular resonance. Having turned 60 on Christmas Day, he has defied the dire predictions of both doctors and concerned friends regarding his doggedly self-destructive lifestyle over the last four decades. In short, Shane MacGowan is alive and (relatively) well despite himself, despite the years of dissolution that began in his teens and continued apace through his years as a punk “face” in the late 1970s, the halcyon days of his London-Irish group, the Pogues, in the 1980s, and the long years since when his appetite for excess dulled both his songwriting skill and his ability to perform.

What is also clear with each passing year, however, is that the great MacGowan songs endure, from the bruised romanticism of A Pair of Brown Eyes to the brutal realism of The Old Main Drag, his evocation of life among the teenage rent boys that once haunted Piccadilly Circus by night. Not only that, but they possess a visceral authenticity that belongs to a time before the onset of cultural gentrification, when rock music was peopled with outsiders and misfits. As one of them, MacGowan wrote with acuity about the lives of London’s human flotsam and jetsam.
...
I first crossed paths with him when he was working in a record shop called Rocks Off in central London in 1976. If memory serves me well, he insisted I buy the debut single of a group I had never heard of: New Rose by the Damned. Unbeknown to me at the time, it was the first British punk record. As I later realised, MacGowan was one of the early faces on the London punk scene. As a wired 19-year-old, he was captured for posterity dancing furiously in a Union Jack jacket on the floor of the fabled Roxy Club in Covent Garden. “I was happy during punk, incredibly happy,” he told me wistfully a decade later. “I didn’t regard it as chaos; to me it was natural living.”
...
Once I had gotten over the shock of hearing old-fashioned Irish ballads like The Auld Triangle and Poor Paddy being given a good kicking, I began to take in MacGowan’s originals – raw and rowdy punk-fuelled songs like Transmetropolitan and The Boys from the County Hell. To me, and thousands like me, they seemed both old and new, familiar and disorientating. They were immigrant songs: London-Irish rather than purely Irish, as dependent for their visceral insider reportage on the primal influence of the Sex Pistols as on the Dubliners. Back then, MacGowan often evoked a rural, pre-Celtic Tiger Ireland that was already disappearing, but his lyrics spoke to me even more directly of the life I lived back then – the crappy jobs, the dole queue, the casual racism, but also the more illicitly exciting London of semi-legal squats, cheap gigs, and all-night shebeens and dive bars.

He was an outsider in England from the moment he arrived as a youngster plucked from rural Tipperary on a scholarship to Westminster School. Constantly bullied for his looks and accent, he spent long hours, he later told me, wandering alone in Soho, a curious teenager drawn to the seedy undertow of those pre-gentrified streets where the lure of peep shows and strip joints still held sway. All he experienced, saw and overheard somehow lodged in his brain, and came out again, transformed, in the songs he wrote on the scraps of paper that littered his flat in King’s Cross alongside the empty bottles and scattered records.

One of those songs, of course, has since entered the public consciousness in the most surprising way. The epic and brutally romantic sway of Fairytale of New York has become the festive song for those of us who can’t abide festive songs, and no amount of annual over-exposure can dull the achingly regretful sway of the couplet he trades with the late Kirsty MacColl – “I could have been someone/ Well, so could anyone.”
« Last Edit: January 14, 2018, 11:55:05 AM by Uli »
Just around the corner and miles away...

Offline Uli

  • Moderator
  • The Servant
  • *****
  • Posts: 10149
    • View Profile
Re: The Pogues
« Reply #6 on: January 17, 2018, 11:34:12 AM »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ffHCh6ZCZfo

(Shane MacGowan and Nick Cave -  at Shane MacGowan’s 60th Birthday Party - Dublin, January 15th 2018)
Just around the corner and miles away...