1. (00:02:23) The Pogues - If I should fall from Grace with God
2. (00:03:00) The Pogues - The sick bed of Cuchulainn
3. (00:03:20) The Pogues - The old main drag
4. (00:02:56) The Pogues - Boys from the county hell
5. (00:02:46) The Pogues - Young ned of the hill
6. (00:03:32) The Pogues - Dark streets of London
7. (00:04:21) The Pogues - The auld triangle
8. (00:02:10) The Pogues - Repealof the licensing laws
9. (00:03:20) The Pogues - Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah
10. (00:03:17) The Pogues - London Girl
11. (00:02:56) The Pogues - Honky Tonk women
12. (00:04:08) The Pogues - Summer in Siam
13. (00:03:27) The Pogues - Turkish song of the damned
14. (00:03:32) The Pogues - Lullaby of London
15. (00:02:45) The Pogues - The sunnyside of the street
16. (00:03:05) The Pogues - Hell's ditch
Playing Time.........: 00:50:59
Total Size...........: 317.23 MB
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The Pogues are a band of mixed Irish and English background, playing traditional Irish music with influences from punk rock and jazz, formed in 1982 and fronted by Shane MacGowan. They reached international prominence in the 1980s and early 1990s, until MacGowan left the band in 1991 due to drinking problems. They continued with first Joe Strummer and then Spider Stacy on vocals before breaking up in 1996. The band began performing together again in 2001, though they have yet to record new music.
Their politically-tinged music was influenced by The Clash, yet used traditional Irish instruments such as the tin whistle, banjo, cittern, mandolin, accordion, and others. In the later incarnations of the band, after the departure of Shane MacGowan, rock instruments such as the electric guitar would become more prominent. The first of The Pogues' albums, Red Roses for Me, borrows much from the punk tradition of MacGowan's previous band The Nipple Erectors (later dubbed "The Nips").
The Pogues were founded in King's Cross, a district of North London, in 1982 as Pogue Mahone—pogue mahone being the Anglicisation of the Irish póg mo thóin, meaning "kiss my arse".
The band specialised in Irish folk music, often playing with the energy of the punk rock scene in which several of the members had their roots.