The Pogues


The Pogues Trivia


  • Trivia

    • In 1987, The Pogues co-starred in the indie film Straight To Hell directed by Alex Cox. At it's most basic it was a send-up of spaghetti westerns which also featured Elvis Costello, Joe Strummer, Courtney Love, Dennis Hopper, Grace Jones, and Zander Schloss.

    • In 1988, The Pogues release a documentary video called: Completely Pogued: The Story Of The Pogues In Their Own Words And Music.

    • In 1988, The Pogues released a concert video called The Pogues: Live At the Town and Country.

    • In September 2005, The Pogues released the album Dirty Old Town in UK/Europe. It is a budget priced disc featuring selection of tracks spanning all seven studio albums.

    • Warner Music in association with The Pogues have recently released re-mastered and expanded versions of all seven of The Pogues' studio albums in Europe. The Pogues have overseen this project, supervising the re-mastering process, the artwork and the booklets.
      Each CD contains up to seven additional songs, comprising contemporaneous tracks which were not previously released on The Pogues' albums.

    • As of December 2005, The Pogues are currently touring selected venues throughout the UK.

    • The Pogues take their name from the phrase "Kiss my arse" in Gaelic.

    • In 1990, The Pogues released the EP Yeah, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah.

    • In 1995, The Pogues release the album Pogue Mahone.

    • In 1993, The Pogues release the album Waiting for Herb. It's the first without former frontman, Shane MacGowan.

    • In 1992, The Pogues release the compilation album The Rest of the Best.

    • In 1991, The Pogues release the compilation album The Best of The Pogues.

    • In 1990, The Pogues release the album Hell's Ditch. It was produced by the late Joe Strummer of The Clash, and is the last album Shane MacGowan makes with the group.

    • In 1989, The Pogues release their album Peace and Love.

    • In 1988, The Pogues release their album If I Should Fall From Grace With God.

    • In 1985, The Pogues release their album Rum Sodomy & the Lash.

    • In 1984, The Pogues release their debut album Red Roses for Me.

    • In 1985, Philip Chevron is added to the line-up.

    • In 1984, The band was composed of Shane MacGowan, Jem Finer, James Fearnley, Cait O'Riordan, Andrew Ranken, and Spider Stacy.

    • In 1986, Cait O'Riordan leaves the band when she marries Elvis Costello (who produced the band's 1985 album Rum Sodomy & the Lash).

    • In 1991, Shane MacGowan, one of the founding members, is fired from the band due to his constant problems with alcoholism.

    • The Pogues disbanded in 1996.

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