Archive for the 'The Pogues' Category

Saturday, December 19th, 2009

(Sevens, a recurring feature on Aquarium Drunkard, pays tribute to the art of the individual song.) Some of the best holiday songs are the ones that don’t focus on the religious or spiritual nature of the season, but rather on the emotional resonance of a time of year that is centered around the idea of […]

Monday, March 17th, 2008

I’m not Irish, but who can’t get behind a celebration like St. Patrick’s Day? Any day that celebrates a man like Patricius – kidnapped by pirates, banisher of snakes, bringer of drunken holidays – sounds alright to me. And of course, I always think of the Pogues. There are plenty of great Irish musicians, but […]

Friday, November 30th, 2007

Irish lilt mixed with the attitude of early UK punk was what initially fueled the The Pogues. Fronted by the infamous Shane MacGowan, The Pogues lifted traditional Irish music out of the gutter of its past injecting it with a strong dose of piss and lager. Anchored by the crossover Christmas ballad “Fairytale of New […]