THE POGUES – The Perfect Xmas Band – Happy B. to Shane McGowan…


THE POGUES are – and not only because of their classic ‘A Fairytale Of New York’ – for me the perfect Christmas band. Their melancholic Irish spirit has a warm, romantic and nostalgic feel. Many of their ballads radiate that feel in a sweet, magical way. My idea of a great Santa Claus soundtrack. Here’s one of those pearls performed live on British TV in 1987.

I know, no Xmas without this one (rest in peace, Kirsty MacColl)…

And let’s not forget… frontman/songwriter/hard drinker Shane McGowan is
a Xmas punk kid born on 25 December 1957. Happy birthday !…

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