Saturday, March 16, 2013

A Pogue-a-Palooza Paddy's Day

I may as well just link their whole album called "Rum, Sodomy and The Lash." My favorite is the raucous "Sick Bed of Cúchulainn" (1985):

Another favorite is "I'm A Man You Don't Meet Everyday," a traditional Irish folk song. That is Cait O'Riordan singing (and biting Shane MacGowan on the shoulder below).  She married Elvis Costello and left the band--not sure in which order:

The Pogues' best known song, "Fairytale Of New York" (1988), is a duet originally intended for MacGowan and O'Riordan, but Kirsty MacColl (Ewan MacColl's daughter) immortalized it instead:


  1. I hope that you're prepared to drink your share of green beer today!

  2. Those days are over!

    Except for special occasions.