The Pogues
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1982
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The Pogues Biography (Wikipedia)

The Pogues were a Celtic punk band formed in 1982 and fronted by Shane MacGowan. The band was founded in Kings Cross, London, as Pogue Mahone — the anglicisation of the Irish póg mo thóin, meaning "kiss my arse". The band reached international prominence in the 1980s and early 1990s, recording several hit albums and singles. MacGowan left the band in 1991 due to drinking problems but the band continued first with Joe Strummer and then with Spider Stacy on vocals before breaking up in 1996. The Pogues reformed in late 2001, and played regularly across the UK and Ireland and on the US East Coast, until dissolving again in 2014. The group did not record any new material during this second incarnation.

Their politically tinged music was informed by MacGowan and Stacy's punk backgrounds, yet used traditional Irish instruments such as the tin whistle, banjo, cittern, mandolin and accordion.

The Pogues have influenced many bands throughout the years, such as Flogging Molly and Dropkick Murphys.

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The Pogues Tracks

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If I Should Fall From Grace With God
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A Pair Of Brown Eyes
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A Pair Of Brown Eyes
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Dirty Old Town (BBC Session, 3 July 1985)
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Dirty Old Town (BBC Session, 3 July 1985)
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The Old Main Drag (Radio 1 Session, 3 Jul 1985)
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The Old Main Drag (Radio 1 Session, 3 Jul 1985)
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A Rainy Night In Soho
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A Rainy Night In Soho
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Turkish Song Of the Damned (BBC Session, 22 Jan 1986)
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Turkish Song Of the Damned (BBC Session, 22 Jan 1986)
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Lullaby Of London (BBC Session, 22 Jan 1986)
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Lullaby Of London (BBC Session, 22 Jan 1986)
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If I Should Fall From Grace (Radio 1 Session, 22 Jan 1986)
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If I Should Fall From Grace (Radio 1 Session, 22 Jan 1986)
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Rake At The Gates Of Hell (BBC Session, 22 Jan 1986)
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Rake At The Gates Of Hell (BBC Session, 22 Jan 1986)
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Past BBC Events

Glastonbury: 1986
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Worthy Farm, Pilton
1986-06-20T15:26:07
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1986

Glastonbury: 1986

Worthy Farm, Pilton
Glastonbury: 1985
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Worthy Farm, Pilton
1985-06-21T15:26:07
21
Jun
1985

Glastonbury: 1985

Worthy Farm, Pilton

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