THE POGUES Released Masterpiece ‘IF I SHOULD FALL FROM GRACE WITH GOD’ 30 Years Ago…

Going back in sonic history looking for memorable albums…

16 January 2018


ALBUM: IF I SHOULD FALL FROM GRACE WITH GOD – their 3rd and best-selling album…

RELEASED: 18 January 1988 – 30 years ago

ALL MUSIC said: “If ‘Rum Sodomy & the Lash’ captured The Pogues on plastic in all their rough-and-tumble glory, ‘If I Should Fall from Grace with God’ proved they could learn the rudiments of proper record making and still come up with an album that captured all the sharp edges of their musical personality, Frontman Shane MacGowan continued to grow as a songwriter, as his lyrics and melodies captured with brilliant detail his obsession with the finer points of Anglo-Irish culture. Brilliantly mixing passion, street smarts, and musical ambition, this LP is the best album the band would ever make with Steve Lillywhite in the producer’s chair. “

TURN UP THE VOLUME! says: one of the best bands ever in my book, on and
off stage. This exceptional longplayer is a solid gold classic. Big tunes, mythical
stories, heartwarming instrumentation, drunk moods and Shane of course…

THREE HIGHLIGHTS: Thousands Are Sailing / Fiesta / Fairytale Of New York

* THOUSANDS ARE SAILING – gripping romanticism…

* FIESTA – the one to start and finish all parties with…

*FAIRYTALE OF NEW YORK – unavoidable, imperishable, incomparable masterstroke – R.I.P. Kirsty MacColl

The diamond in full…

THE POGUES: Website – Facebook – Discography

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