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As I had mentioned in the Nips bio, Shane started working
at a record store and sometimes filled in on guitar and
vocals for Spider Stacey's band, "The Millwall Chainsaws."

Around 1981 Shane was part of a nameless band led by a
school teacher, which was not going anywhere and soon hit a
dead end. Shane played bass, his good friend Jem Finer
played guitar and Chainsaws member Ollie played drums.

As time passed by Shane became more partial to Irish
traditional music than punk. In the company of his friends
(namingly Jem and Spider), More...


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happy days | Reviewer: Fred
    ------ About the song Dirty Old Town performed by Pogues

the song written in 1949 was about Salford which lies next to Manchester in England. I was born in Manchester and went to college in Salford. It was filthy with the huge industrial docks servicing ships that came in on the Manchester Ship Canal. The ware houses are all condos now. The pubs were rough with sawdust on the floor, one on every corner. See L.S. Lowry paintings to get the gist of the place.
It was grey under sodden grey skies.
The first line was: "I met my love by the gaswork's croft." another line that got changed was "smelled the smoke on the Salford wind"

south australia | Reviewer: kelsey rawlings
    ------ About the song South Australia performed by Pogues

I NO THE LYRICS TO THE SONG SOUTH AUSTRALIA MAY I SAY WRONG LYRICS CAN YOU PLEASE CHANGE THEM. I AM A SOUTH AUSTRALIAN STATION . AND I CAN SEE SOME ONE HAS CHANGED THE LYRICS TO THIS SONG . NOT A HAPPY SOUTH AUSTRALIAN STATION AT THE MOMENT .

Heard a woman sing this in NYC | Reviewer: Barbara from Ithaca
    ------ About the song Dirty Old Town performed by Pogues

I first heard this in an off-off Broadway show called "Wait-a-Minum" in 1960-something. Performed stunningly by Dana Vallery (sister of Sergio Franchi; anyone remember him?) pretty much unaccompanied-except for the whistle! I'll never forget it.

AWESOME | Reviewer: SREYA RAY
    ------ About the song Love You 'Till The End performed by Pogues

I LOVE THIS SONG....ITS TOO ROMANTIC...LOVE IS NOT ALWAYS EASY...IT REMINDS ME OF MY LOVE..WE ARE IN LOVE ...BUT NO ONE IS TAKING INITIATIVE BECAUSE OF OUR EGO PROBLEM...I WISH HE WOULD TELL ME THAT SOMEDAY...!

@Constanza | Reviewer: Tim
    ------ About the song Dirty Old Town performed by Pogues

It's literally about destroying the town.

On a metaphorical level, the town is a stand-in for industrialization with all its unpleasantness (gas works, old canal, factory wall, smoky wind), where a whore - okay, a 'girl from the streets at night' - is the closest thing you (the narrator) get to spring.

So it's an old-fashioned Luddite dream, at least in my interpretation of it.


meaning? | Reviewer: Costanza
    ------ About the song Dirty Old Town performed by Pogues

I really loved this song in The Dubliners version, but i always wondered about the meaning on the verses "I'm gonna make me a big sharp axe ecc..." Is a reference to murder?A metaphore of leaving the city, cutting the ties to the place where you live?O.o Maybe it's an odd question and english isn't my mother language but usually i understand song's lyrics...Thanks to all that will be so kind to answer:)

Great song but some of the lyrics here are wrong. | Reviewer: SansPedes
    ------ About the song The Irish Rover (featuring The Dubliners) performed by Pogues

The line goes "she was a wonderful craft, she was rigged 'fore and aft and oh' how the wild winds DROVE her she 'STOOD several blast she had 27 masts and they called her the 'Irish Rover'.

grow up | Reviewer: grow up
    ------ About the song Fairytale Of New York performed by Pogues

GROW UP! i'm from america with irish and english blood running threw my Veins all i know is that its a great song. I don't care where they are from they Are Human and they wrote a badass song, simple as that! Let it go and listen to the song...

Shane McGowan | Reviewer: Terry the tank
    ------ About the song Fairytale Of New York performed by Pogues

Ffs. Only a Brit tosser would claim McGowan.

Most kids born in England to Irish parents are proud to be Irish.McGowan is one of those second gens. Look at his name ffs its a bit of a giveaway.
The bands name hails from Gaelic too.

The tune is so plainly Irish too.

If I was a brit. I would try to steal the Pogues too.

Why break the habit of a life time?

classic | Reviewer: Anonymous
    ------ About the song Fairytale Of New York performed by Pogues

this song is by far my favourite Christmas song of all time !!!!! I love it ! I'm 28 years old and there are many Xmas songs out there but this is by farrrrrrrr my favourite ever !! it still gives me goose bumps ! My great grandmother was from from my mothers side was from county mayo in Ireland and my grandfather from my fathers side was from Persia, I don't care where this band was from they are one of the best !!!! and this song reminds me of a typical Irish man in a pub argueing with his wife Lool, it has character and I appreciate this song.my Children have grown up with this Xmas song and they too appreciate it, my future grandchildren will too. it will stay in our family for many generations. Cabot ever get a better Xmas song than this. Xxxx


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