Well known punk 'face' Shane MacGowan needed something new, so he looked back to the Irish music of his youth. A rag tag band of non-musicians emerging from the pubs of London, The Pogues went on to become one of the most critically acclaimed acts of the 80s. MacGowan's lyrics often focused on the Irish diaspora, continually questioning identity. The band remain a popular live band across the world, but particularly in America. MacGowan may have seen better days but The Pogues remain as strong as ever.
Shane MacGowan , James Fearnley , Spider Tracy , Jem Finer , Andrew Ranken , Phil Chevron , Terry Woods , Darryl Hunt