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Whether you experience Christmas as a spiritual curative or a wretched crucible likely depends upon your capacity to enjoy the Yuletide season’s truly disassociate spirit of insanity. Most of us may consider ourselves largely inured at this point to the curiously redundant recurring color schemes, the unnaturally oppressive nighttime lighting and deeply strange rituals, the… More »

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David Simon At Work On Pogues Musical

David Simon is the co-creator of The Wire and arguably the greatest cantankerous genius ever to work in the medium of television, and he's also…
Tom Breihan | December 26, 2013 - 12:20 pm
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Watch Iron & Wine, Calexico, Kathleen Edwards & Glen Hansard Cover “Fairytale Of New York” On Fallon

"Fairytale Of New York," the 1987 duet from the Pogues and Kirsty MacColl, is the best Christmas song ever recorded, and I will not hear…
Tom Breihan | December 12, 2013 - 10:27 am
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R.I.P. Phil Chevron

Phil Chevron of the Irish drunk/punk band the Pogues died today after enduring a long battle with cancer. He was 56 years old. Chevron wa…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | October 8, 2013 - 1:10 pm
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DāM-FunK Covers Human League For Dr. Martens’ 50th

Dr. Martens are celebrating their 50th anniversary with a digital ad campaign designed to remind you that rock stars wear Dr. Martens. This didn't work…
jessica | April 2, 2010 - 5:07 pm
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Shane MacGowan, Johnny Depp, Nick Cave, Chrissie Hynde & Friends – “I Put A Spell On You” (For Haiti)

Here's the promised "alternative" to the various Haiti relief charity singles released since that country was torn asunder. Even though the front page news ha…
Amrit Singh | February 26, 2010 - 9:50 am
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Shane MacGowan, Nick Cave, Johnny Depp & Friends Record Haiti Single

Like I said the other day, in times like these we judge not the artists who are joining to make whatever difference they can i…
Amrit Singh | February 4, 2010 - 9:29 am
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The BBC Puts The “Slut” And “Faggot” Back In Christmas

The Pogues are great. No doubt about that. We've been hitting you with all sorts of indie Xmas MP3s, but haven't yet posted "Fairytale Of…
Stereogum | December 18, 2007 - 4:11 pm
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Pete Doherty + Tribute To Disney Tunes = Babys In Shambles

Those in London next Sunday with no plans and a love for Jarvis Cocker and/or the The Jungle Book soundtrack are best advised to buy…
Stereogum | June 8, 2007 - 5:47 pm
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The Smoking Pogue

The Guardian, which you might have heard hates Q, has given Shane MacGowan a blog. And he’s taken the opportunity to FU Scotland’s smoking ban:…
Stereogum | December 15, 2006 - 1:51 pm
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