The Pogues

The Pogues

The musical equivalent of a pub crawl, the Pogues have staggered through a career that combines the instrumentation and tunes of traditional Irish music with the energy and attitude of punk. The band was formed in 1982 when Shane MacGowan, then a member of a north London punk band called the Nipple Erectors - later shortened to the Nips - saw Spider Stacy playing tin whistle in a London tube station.

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