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 >>
Pogues From James:
Week One: 'Impregnation'. At our first meeting tomorrow night (Thursday June 25th), we'll talk about - and work with, of course - well, writing generally. One definition of writing is that it's a system of marks by which utterances can be recorded, and which may be retrieved more or less accurately without the intervention of the utterer. As recorders, so to speak, in this first class, we're going to talk about the circumstances of recording. Forgive me for exploiting the obvious analogy of the studio, where, for precision and accuracy's sake, isolation in the live room is paramount, though the recording is mixed in the control room with the intention of ultimately reaching other ears that one's own. In writing, precision and accuracy is also initiated in solitude, and effected in community. A diary is pretty much one of the most personal of personal belongings, mostly performed in solitude, kept in hiding and then kept hidden. We'll talk about whether or not the practice of diary-writing is tantamount to narcissism, or an act of self-soothing - or a means to achieve at least demo-recordings of one's utterances without self-judgement. This first session of the eight-week memoir-writing course 'The Seven Ages of Man' will be free of charge. Here's a link to sign up: <a href="http://www.meetup.com/The-Hatchery-Press/events/223345093/" target="_blank">http://www.meetup.com/The-Hatchery-Press/events/223345093/</a>
The Hatchery Press “The Seven Ages of Man: A Memoir Writing Class” is an 8 week memoir writing series taught by James Fearnley, author of the successful memoir ‘Here Comes Everybody: The Story of the Pogues.’ Classes wi Thursday 25th of June 2015 01:37:51 AM
Pogues Today marks Philip Chevrons 58th birthday. Sharing a fans blog
Philip Chevron, A Man You Don't Meet Everyday. As today would have been the 58th birthday of someone who was a real inspiration to me, Philip Chevron from The Pogues, I thought that I would write a tribute to him. Now that I have reached my mid... Wednesday 17th of June 2015 11:24:00 AM