Tells the story of The Pogues, which is as vivid as the music they make. Containing interviews of the managers, agents, label bosses, film-makers, producers, and promoters, this book presents their arguments and drunken spats, their love affairs, the illnesses, the drugs, the sackings, the legal actions, and their over-riding passion for music....
|Title||:||Pogue Mahone Kiss My Arse: The Story of the Pogues|
|Number of Pages||:||352 Pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Pogue Mahone Kiss My Arse: The Story of the Pogues Reviews
I was a little worried when I started this book, as the author liberally took quotes from Shane's documentary and the book "A Drink With Shane...". There's no reason to write a new book that just regurgitates material from other sources. However, as I progressed through, it was clear that the real strength of the book was the interviews with the other Pogues.. Jem Finer, James Fearnley, Spider, Andrew Ranken, Phil Chevron.. even ex-manager Frank Murray. They were insightful, articulate and sometimes even conflicting accounts of what the band went through. The beginning, rise up, the fall, the reunion, the drugs, the drink, the endless touring.There were some original quotes from Shane, but it is clear (as expected) that the other members were interviewed much more than Shane. Overall, the author did a very good job of putting together their story in an easy to read format.
A very even review in that all periods are dealt with equally. All the main protagonists give an opinion, usually when older and wiser. It captures the chaotic nihilism of the band and times