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
The man who co-wrote one of the all time classic Xmas songs with ‘Fairytale Of New York’
(image on top: cover from The Popes album ‘The Snake’)
Living legend Shane MacGowan is clearly not a London fan…
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…
Primal Scream‘s frontman Bobby Gillespie about Shane MacGowan‘s gripping songwriting…
Nick Cave about his friend Shane MacGowan‘s emotional impact…