Archived footage of ex-Pogues singer and heavy drunkard Shane MacGowan,
following his chaotic life from the early days in Ireland and England, through his
formation of – and later dismissal from – The Pogues, to his band The Popes.
Released: 2001 – 20 years ago
The whole documentary right here…
17 November 2020
In cinemas on 20 November. On DVD & digital on 7 December
NME says: “Put some Motown on now or I don’t say another fucking word,” huffs Shane MacGowan at the start of Crock of Gold. Any journalist who’s ever had the pleasure of interviewing the Irish raconteur will know that with his furious intelligence, cutting wit and undeniable talent comes a scabrous kind of defiance. MacGowan is a man who does things on his own terms and – as this film shows – it’s been the same ever since he was a kid… His final words (which we won’t spoil here) are potent, poetic and a right laugh – three things Shane MacGowan always was, and always will, be.” Full review here.
28 October 2020
Early February a new documentary – produced by Johnny Depp – about
brilliant singer/songwriter, Irish folk punk, hard drinker, and survivor SHANE
MACGOWAN, the unique voice and face of the equally brilliant THE POGUES
for years, was announced. And now we have more details.
The docu is directed by renowned filmmaker Julien Temple, who also canned the
Sex Pistols movie The Great Rock ‘N’ Roll Swindle as well as docs on the Pistols
and the Clash.
Crock Of Gold — A Few Rounds With Shane MacGowan
is coming to theaters and VOD next December.
Here’s the fairytale trailer…
SHANE MACGOWAN: Facebook
25 December 2018
Shane Patrick Lysaght MacGowan was born to Irish parents in Tunbridge Wells, Engeland on Christmas Day 61 years ago today and became one of the best singer/songwriters and genuine performers of all time and yes, he also saved a couple of breweries and distilleries from going bankrupt. Let’s celebrate the man with that big Xmas classic we all know. I chose this particular version because of that sweet little dance Shane had with the late great Kirsty MacColl and… with Camille O’Sullivan (years later, in 2012), at the end of this video. Happy Xmas, happy birthday…