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|1. Sickbed of Cuchulainn|
|2. Old Main Drag|
|3. Wild Cats of Kilkenny|
|4. I'm a Man You Don't Meet Every Day|
|5. Pair of Brown Eyes|
|6. Sally MacLennane|
|7. Dirty Old Town|
|8. Jesse James|
|10. Billy's Bones|
|11. Gentleman Soldier|
|12. Band Played Waltzing Matilda|
|13. Pistol for Paddy Garcia [*]|
|14. London Girl [*]|
|15. Rainy Night in Soho [*]|
|16. Body of an American [*]|
|17. Planxty Noel Hill [*]|
|18. Parting Glass [*]|
One sad irony of Shane MacGowan's life is that by the time he was accepted into the pantheon of Irish poets, he'd already passed his peak. Back in 1985, he was reviled by his compatriots as a corrupter of the noble folk tradition--however, MacGowan knew that any tradition which valued Val Doonican as one of its upholders needed corrupting. All of which might help exlain just why Rum, Sodomy And The Lash was so important. Harder to put into words though, is its brilliance. Put simply, it beggars belief that MacGowan was getting drunk in order to spin tales as heartrending as "The Old Main Drag" and "A Pair Of Brown Eyes"--surely the lyrical equivalent of drinking ten pints to improve your driving. Yet it worked: allied to his colleagues' poignant accompaniments and Elvis Costello's masterful production, the result was an album that irrevocably transformed Irish folk. --Peter Paphides --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
I am a fan of The Pogues and of course knew what I was receiving, so no surprise that this item was great received in good quality.Published 20 months ago by claudette s. musseau
Awesome album by an awesome band! Magical moment for Elvis costello as well,in this age of remake and re-do's,would b an awesome experience if this treasure was with the original... Read morePublished on Sept. 5 2012 by porter
Some may be put off by the rough mix of this CD...but the mix actually works for true Pogues listeners. In fact,this is my favorite. Read morePublished on April 29 2004 by "patronsaint"
"wild cats of kilkenney" is one of the best songs ever. i love shane and everyone should get this cd. now!Published on March 17 2004 by Jojo
This album is the Pogues at their best. Every song is great, except for their cover of Eric Bogles' "And the Band Played Waltzing Matilda", which is bloody disgraceful. Read morePublished on Dec 30 2003 by "padraig65"
Wow. Thats what i think when I listen to this phenomanal cd. They are different than any other band I have heard. Read morePublished on Nov. 5 2003 by Brennan
The best way to describe this great band is The Clash meets The Chieftains.
This album is so great, it almost makes me wish that I drank so that I could enjoy it more.
You will rarely buy a better album than this, truly exceptional.
If you like something a little bit stronger, then this is the cd for you