Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Shane MacGowan- More Pricks Than Kicks

Shane's song is gone.

Contingent on the vagaries of Priceline, I may travel to New York to catch the Pogues reunion tour in March. Like thousands of impressionable listeners, Rum, Sodomy & the Lash sent me into a tailspin in 1985. I'd followed the traditional Irish scene, but always considered it to be a quaint folk tradition. I never saw the original Pogues lineup perform and figured I never would. Shane's seemingly out-of-print The Crock of Gold, from '97, is better than anyone could expect. Still, to hear "The Old Main Drag" in March...

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