Irish lilt mixed with the attitude of early UK punk rock was what initially fueled the The Pogues. Fronted by the (in)famous 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.
Originally released in 1987, If I Should Fall from Grace With God was the band’s calling card, and breakthrough to mainstream audiences, anchored by the crossover Christmas ballad “Fairytale of New York.” MacGowan’s writing and the band are in top form here, swimming in cigarettes and Guinness.
MP3: The Pogues :: Fairytale of New York (Christmas In The Drunk Tank)
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