So, I'm about to buy a pair of tickets to see The Pogues, they're playing here in October. I remember the first time I had ever seen or heard of them. They were playing on Saturday Night Live, fuck, I don't even remember what year it was. I just couldn't wrap my head around them at the time, and I thought Shane MacGowan's voice was awful. Fast forward some years later, a friend gives me a copy of Rum Sodomy and The Lash, and I finally get it. I can feel the energy, what they're trying to do, and I love Shane MacGowan's voice. It all just fits so perfectly. I'm not an uber fan by any stretch, but I really enjoy them. I've never seen them live, so this is my chance. Even Shane is back with the band, after having been kicked out for whatever reasons they may have been. It should be fun.
The Pogues > A Pair of Brown Eyes