Kiss My Arse: The Story of the Pogues

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Omnibus Press, Nov 4, 2009 - Music - 352 pages
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The story of The Pogues has been as riotous as their most rabble-rousing songs. From the streets of 80s London the Celtic Punks unleashed their hellraising 20-year career and in the process became legends; mythic troubadours whose popularity endures.

This Omnibus Enhanced edition of Kiss My Arse has been revamped with an interactive digital timeline which paints the journey of The Pogues with videos and images of live performances, interviews, memorabilia and more. Also included is an integrated Spotify playlist containing the band’s greatest performances.

To tell their story author Carol Clerk has interviewed Shane MacGowan, Spider Stacy, Jem Finer, Andrew Ranken, James Fearnley, Cait O'Riordan, and a clutch of associates, friends and fans. All paint a picture of a fiercely loyal group of musicians, their arguments and drunken spats, their love affairs, the drugs, the hirings and the firings, the marriages and deaths… but, above all, the music.

This is their story, bared for all.


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A must read for any Pogues fan. The author has spoken to all the major players in the story (with the glaring and notable exception of Cait O'Riordan) and produced a thorough and exhaustive history of ... Read full review


What fucking book?
Foreword Digital Timeline
The Importance of Being Irish
Going For A Burton
Nips And Rucks
The Rebel Yell
Pogue Mahone Birth Pains And Beer Trays
The Advance Of The Young Old
Picture Section
You Promised Me Broadway Was Waiting For
Rain Dogs With Everything
Spain Killers
The Irish Rovers
The Terry Woods Solo Album
Falling From Grace
Strummer In The City

Streets Of London
Stiff Records And Stiff Elvis
A Drunken Odyssey
Picture Section
Rum Sodomy The Clashes
Thats Poguetry For You
The Raft Of The Medusa Off With Their Heads
Loose Porter In London
The OneHanded Drummer
Picture Section C
Peace And Love The Irony
The Bob Dylan Disaster
Gudbuy TShane
I Am Going I Am Going
In The Death Of Afternoon
The Best of The Pogues
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