SHANE MACGOWAN Announces Art Photo Book

25 December 2021

First things first: Happy 64, Xmas child. MacGowan was born
on 25 December 1957 in Pembury, Kent, England, son of Irish

And now about the upcoming art book titled
The Eternal Buzz and The Crock of Gold.

Out: April 2022. Limited edition,
only 1000 copies.Order info here.

Content: From the man who brought forth such musical masterpieces as
Fairytale Of New York, Streams of Whiskey and A Pair of Brown Eyes, this
limited edition art folio book presents a complete psychedelic collection of
never-before-seen or published illustrations, drawings, lyrics, stories, snippets
and secretions from the pen of Shane, dating back to his childhood, and
journeying through six decades of punk and Irish revelry.

Shane: “I was always into drawing and painting, and I used to do
all sorts of things, hurlers, IRA men, teenage punks hanging around
in cafes, you name it. When I was about 11 or 12 I got heavily into
studying history of art and looking at old paintings and modern
paintings, I knew a lot about art. It’s one of the only O Levels
I got, was in art.

I like pastels but I don’t really think about it. I’ll paint or draw on anything,
with anything. I like more or less everyone from Fra Angelico and Giotto to
the latest, like Caravaggio was the last of the Renaissance, before it went
into Expressionism. I love Cezanne, Gauguin, Monet, Manet.

I love the Irish impressionists, Lavery, Jack B Yeats, Brendan Fitzpatrick.
The 20th-century impressionists who painted the period of Ireland fighting
for its freedom. I like Max Ernst, the surrealists, Dali, Chagall… God there’s
millions of them.”



17 November 2020

In cinemas on 20 November. On DVD & digital on 7 December

The trailer

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.

New SHANE MACGOWAN Documentary ‘CROCK OF GOLD’ Coming Soon

28 October 2020

Early February a new documentary – produced by Johnny Depp – about
brilliant singer/songwriter, Irish folk punk, hard drinker, and survivor SHANE
, 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