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Birth Place: Kings Cross, London, England
Years Active: 1982–1996, 2001–present
Genres: Irish Rock, Celtic Punk, Celtic Fusion, Folk Punk

The Pogues are an English Celtic punk band from London, formed in 1982 and fronted by Shane MacGowan. Their style mixes traditional Irish music with punk influences. In 1984 their debut album, “Red Roses for Me” was issued. It featured traditional songs and ballads mixed with MacGowan's “gutter hymns” about drinking, fighting and sex. The album reached #89 on the U.K. Albums chart. They followed in 1985 with the release of “Rum, Sodomy & the Lash.” The album reached #13 in the U.K. The track “A Pair of Brown Eyes,” based on an older Irish tune, went on to reach #72 on the U.K. Singles chart. “If I Should Fall from Grace with God” was released in 1988 and was a departure... Continue Bio >>


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