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The Pogues Thread

Post by Heston » 09 Aug 2017, 4:38pm

I wanna talk about The Pogues.

Favourite song: The Sick Bed of Cucholainn

Album: Rum, Sodomy and the Lash
So what does Marconi playing the mamba mean? "Marconi" is referring to the radio itself. It plays a deadly snake. The snake - the mamba - is slithering from the speakers. Ready to kill greedy corporations. Ready to free the world of all that is evil, and to leave behind only the youthful idealism encompassed by the tenets of rock and roll.

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Re: The Pogues Thread

Post by Low Down Low » 09 Aug 2017, 4:45pm

Great thread!

Fav song: a tie between Rake at the Gates of Hell, Misty Morning Albert Bridge, Rainy Night in Soho

Best album is If I should Fall, but have a soft spot for Peace and Love.

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Post by Heston » 09 Aug 2017, 5:01pm

Low Down Low wrote:
09 Aug 2017, 4:45pm
Great thread!

Fav song: a tie between Rake at the Gates of Hell, Misty Morning Albert Bridge, Rainy Night in Soho

Best album is If I should Fall, but have a soft spot for Peace and Love.
I love Rake at the Gates of Hell and the other stuff they did for the Straight To Hell soundtrack. That hillbilly version of If I Should Fall is actually better than the official version for me.
So what does Marconi playing the mamba mean? "Marconi" is referring to the radio itself. It plays a deadly snake. The snake - the mamba - is slithering from the speakers. Ready to kill greedy corporations. Ready to free the world of all that is evil, and to leave behind only the youthful idealism encompassed by the tenets of rock and roll.

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Post by Dr. Medulla » 09 Aug 2017, 5:08pm

The Pogues killed Joe, you ghouls.
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Re: The Pogues Thread

Post by Flex » 09 Aug 2017, 5:11pm

Even the last couple not that good albums are kinda good. Great band. RS&tL pretty much nailed it. All time album.
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Re: The Pogues Thread

Post by Heston » 09 Aug 2017, 5:14pm

Flex wrote:
09 Aug 2017, 5:11pm
Even the last couple not that good albums are kinda good. Great band. RS&tL pretty much nailed it. All time album.
One great album from the last two records. Tuesday Morning is top 5 Pogues for me.
So what does Marconi playing the mamba mean? "Marconi" is referring to the radio itself. It plays a deadly snake. The snake - the mamba - is slithering from the speakers. Ready to kill greedy corporations. Ready to free the world of all that is evil, and to leave behind only the youthful idealism encompassed by the tenets of rock and roll.

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Re: The Pogues Thread

Post by revbob » 09 Aug 2017, 5:26pm

Heston wrote:
09 Aug 2017, 4:38pm
I wanna talk about The Pogues.

Favourite song: The Sick Bed of Cucholainn

Album: Rum, Sodomy and the Lash
I agree with EVERYTHING Heston wrote. Bottle of Smoke is probably my second favorite song.

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Re: The Pogues Thread

Post by Low Down Low » 09 Aug 2017, 5:29pm

Heston wrote:
09 Aug 2017, 5:14pm
Flex wrote:
09 Aug 2017, 5:11pm
Even the last couple not that good albums are kinda good. Great band. RS&tL pretty much nailed it. All time album.
One great album from the last two records. Tuesday Morning is top 5 Pogues for me.
Both very decent albums. Proved they didn't NEED Shane, though of course they were better with him in his prime. They were all very good songwriters, Jem Finer a great one.

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Re: The Pogues Thread

Post by twigshow » 09 Aug 2017, 9:12pm

Either Body of an American, or If I Should Fall from Grace with God. Both songs are superfun.

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Post by Silent Majority » 10 Aug 2017, 3:15pm

I recall the moment
Before it slipped away
When five green queens on a black bin bag
Meant all the world to me
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Post by Silent Majority » 10 Aug 2017, 3:18pm

Did I ever share the inaugural and so far only chapter of my book about MacGowan's songs? It's from, I think, two years ago, but I will write the rest.
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Re: The Pogues Thread

Post by Heston » 10 Aug 2017, 3:23pm

Silent Majority wrote:
10 Aug 2017, 3:18pm
Did I ever share the inaugural and so far only chapter of my book about MacGowan's songs? It's from, I think, two years ago, but I will write the rest.
No, but please do.
So what does Marconi playing the mamba mean? "Marconi" is referring to the radio itself. It plays a deadly snake. The snake - the mamba - is slithering from the speakers. Ready to kill greedy corporations. Ready to free the world of all that is evil, and to leave behind only the youthful idealism encompassed by the tenets of rock and roll.

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Re: The Pogues Thread

Post by vacuumcleaner » 10 Aug 2017, 3:50pm

The last I heard about The Pogues is Shane injured his pelvis and it's taking a long time to heal. Plus his mother passed away.
Have you heard more?

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Re: The Pogues Thread

Post by Silent Majority » 10 Aug 2017, 4:10pm

Heston wrote:
10 Aug 2017, 3:23pm
Silent Majority wrote:
10 Aug 2017, 3:18pm
Did I ever share the inaugural and so far only chapter of my book about MacGowan's songs? It's from, I think, two years ago, but I will write the rest.
No, but please do.
http://macgowansongs.blogspot.co.uk/201 ... y.html?m=1
'But also: hey dude, you can just go looking for more glasses. They're all free now. '

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Re: The Pogues Thread

Post by Heston » 10 Aug 2017, 4:16pm

Silent Majority wrote:
10 Aug 2017, 4:10pm
Heston wrote:
10 Aug 2017, 3:23pm
Silent Majority wrote:
10 Aug 2017, 3:18pm
Did I ever share the inaugural and so far only chapter of my book about MacGowan's songs? It's from, I think, two years ago, but I will write the rest.
No, but please do.
http://macgowansongs.blogspot.co.uk/201 ... y.html?m=1
I'll buy the book when it's finished.
So what does Marconi playing the mamba mean? "Marconi" is referring to the radio itself. It plays a deadly snake. The snake - the mamba - is slithering from the speakers. Ready to kill greedy corporations. Ready to free the world of all that is evil, and to leave behind only the youthful idealism encompassed by the tenets of rock and roll.

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