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Shane MacGowan

Shane MacGowan


Shane MacGowan


Shane MacGowan


Shane MacGowan on drunks

"The most important thing to remember about drunks is that drunks are far more intelligent than non-drunks. They spend a lot of time talking in pubs, unlike workaholics who concentrate on their careers and ambitions, who never develop their higher spiritual values, who never explore the insides of their head like a drunk does."

- Shane MacGowan


Shane MacGowan – the Irish way of life

I'm just following the Irish tradition of songwriting, the Irish way of life, the human way of life. Cram as much pleasure into life, and rail against the pain you have to suffer as a result. Or scream and rant with the pain, and wait for it to be taken away with beautiful pleasure.

- Shane MacGowan


Happy birthday Shane MacGowan!


Shane MacGowan – Christmas Lullaby

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Shane checks in

Pogues frontman Shane MacGowan was so rarely sober that the band's tour manager, Joey Cashman, would typically order him to stay outside a hotel while he checked in so they could at least get a room before anyone saw him.

The ruse usually worked. On one occasion, however, as Cashman was speaking with the receptionist, the front doors opened and MacGowan entered, with his arms slung around the shoulders of two other men and his trousers down around his knees, and no underwear.

Quickly recovering from his momentary shock, Cashman turned to the receptionist and posed a question: "What kind of hotel is this!?" He then got a deal from the embarrassed clerk and the band promptly bedded down for the night.


Shane MacGowan


The Mighty Stef – Waiting Round To Die (ft. Shane McGowan)

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