March 6, 2012

Tuesday Tunes: The Pogues

It's March, which means it is time to start preparing for St. Patricks Day. The best way to do this is by listening to great Irish inspired music. Don't know any? Well, no worries, I'm here to help you. This month (yes the WHOLE month..even after St. Patty's) I will be featuring an Irish sounding/inspired group on Tuesday Tunes.
The first band is one of my favorites, The Pogues. Dave and I have big fans of them for a few years now. The Pogues have been referred to as a Celtic Punk band, thus a reason why they are popular within the punk music scene. (The first time I heard of them was from a Punk/Rock VJ on Fuse)  They got together in London around 1982 with Shane MacGowan as the lead singer, you may recognize him as the person with the most f*cked up teeth EVER.  And like every rock group, they made it big, the lead singer was a drunk, they replaced him, then broke up, and now reunited to play together once again.

Shane's famously horrible teeth...oh those Irish lads.
I have a short little playlist together of some of my favorite songs by them. It in the playlist is my favorite Christmas song of all time (sorry HANSON) and a song that was performed during our wedding ceremony. I hope you give them a listen and it adds to your preparations for St. Patricks Day!

The Pogues by Sho Roberts on Grooveshark

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