The Pogues
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The Pogues

Biography

The Pogues are a Celtic punk band from London, formed in 1982 and fronted by Shane MacGowan. The band reached international prominence in the 1980s and early 1990s. MacGowan left the band in 1991 due to drinking problems but the ...

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Biography

The Pogues are a Celtic punk band from London, formed in 1982 and fronted by Shane MacGowan. The band reached international prominence in the 1980s and early 1990s. 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 band reformed in late 2001, and has been playing regularly ever since, on the US East Coast around St Patrick's Day and across the UK and Ireland. The group has yet to record any new music and, according to Spider Stacy on Pogues.com, has no inclination to do so.

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The Pogues Tracks

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If I Should Fall From Grace With God
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If I Should Fall From Grace With God
Kirsty MacColl
Miss Otis Regrets (feat. The Pogues)
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Miss Otis Regrets (feat. The Pogues)
The Pogues
Fairytale Of New York (feat. Kirsty MacColl)
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Fairytale Of New York (feat. Kirsty MacColl)
The Pogues/Kirsty Maccoll
Fairytale Of New York
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Fairytale Of New York
THE POGUES + KIRSTY MACCOLL
A FAIRYTALE OF NEW YORK
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A FAIRYTALE OF NEW YORK
The Pogues
Lullaby Of London (BBC Session, 22 Jan 1986)
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Lullaby Of London (BBC Session, 22 Jan 1986)
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Playlists featuring The Pogues
Lauren Laverne: People's Playlist
Lauren Laverne: People's Playlist
Lauren Laverne's People's Playlist 2014
Lauren Laverne's People's Playlist 2014
BBC Music's Ultimate Christmas Playlist
BBC Music's Ultimate Christmas Playlist
Greatest Cover Versions: Top 50
Greatest Cover Versions: Top 50


Past BBC Events

1986 Glastonbury
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Worthy Farm, Pilton
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1986 Glastonbury

20 June 1986
1985 Glastonbury
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Worthy Farm, Pilton
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1985 Glastonbury

21 June 1985


The Pogues Biography

The Pogues are a Celtic punk band from London, formed in 1982 and fronted by Shane MacGowan. The band reached international prominence in the 1980s and early 1990s. 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 band reformed in late 2001, and has been playing regularly ever since, on the US East Coast around St Patrick's Day and across the UK and Ireland. The group has yet to record any new music and, according to Spider Stacy on Pogues.com, has no inclination to do so.

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 were founded in Kings Cross, a district of Central London, in 1982 as Pogue Mahone—pogue mahone being the anglicisation of the Irish póg mo thóin, meaning "kiss my arse".

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

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