Last Update: 14 June2016
-New releases.
-The Nips - Happy Song rerelesed.
-Rum, Sodomy & The Lash on red vinyl.
-The Pogues Whiskey
-IISFFGWG on clear vinyl.
-Spider Solo track
-Rerelease on vinyl


A Tribute to Shane MacGowan & The Pogues.
"The bottle's empty, I've drunk it dry
still I feel the pain
And all we've had is lost now
Like the teardrops in the rain
The night is long, I'm tired and I'm weary
And I don't know where this road will lead me"
(Curse Of Love, Jem Finer)

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Spider Stacy on Twitter
The Pogues on Twitter
The Pogues Official Youtube page

More info here.

New Releases
Poguetry In Motion
has been released on green/white vinyl in a pressing of 1000 copies. The pressing was done as an exclusive US pressing.

Les Cronins, Shane MacGowan, Joe Rooney et des amis - Je t'aime Irelande
Shane has participated on a song for the European Football Championship 2016.
The song can purchased as mp3, flac and other formats here.
Video on youtube.


Pogues Whiskey
The Pogues has launched their own whiskey in cooperation with West Cork Distillers. It will be launched wordlwide sometime in 2015. Article here.



If I Should Fall From Grace With God - Reissue on clear vinyl

Rhino USA has reissued it on clear vinyl exclusively for Newbury Comics in a limited pressing of 1000 copies on 180g vinyl.
It has the same sleeve and catalog number as the 2006 issue.
Catalog number on the sleeve: RHI1 74156, on the labels RHI1 74157.
Release date 03.03.2015
Available for purchase here.


The Pogues - The Best Night Out In Town.

I have read it and can really recomend this book!

Calum Bruce has written a book about The Pogues from a fans perspective. 
It's a book about drunkeness, music and the comradeship among fans.
It can be purchased at amazon and at selected pubs before the gigs this december.
Foreword by James Fearnley.
More info at Calum's website

Philip Chevron Testimonial Concert.

Pogues and Radiators from Space guitarist Philip Chevron saddened and shocked the Irish music and arts world last month by revealing that the cancer he has battled since 2007 has become incurable and terminal.

Now, using the time-honoured football tradition of giving a departing player a send-off - a Testimonial - some of Philip's friends and colleagues have gotten together to offer a special tribute concert, which will take place at the Olympia Theatre Dublin on Saturday August 24.

Artists and writers confirmed for the Philip Chevron Testimonial Concert include Horslips, Luka Bloom, Declan O'Rourke, Brush Shiels, Shane MacGowan, Patrick McCabe, Gavin Friday, Joseph O'Connor, Duke Special with Fiona Shaw, Paul Brady, Mary Coughlan, Paul Cleary, Aidan Gillen, Roddy Doyle, The Radiators from Space, Johnny Duhan, Michael O'Connor and family, Terry Woods, Camille O'Sullivan and Hothouse Flowers. A feature of the show will be that performers will offer their own work along with selections from Chevron's own songbook, including some items never heard before in public.

Tickets onsale from Friday morning 5 July at Ticketmaster. 30 Euros.
Source: Post by Philip Chevron on 


The Old Grey Whistle Test: The Anthems
The Anthems contains over 50 tracks over three CDs from the classic BBC television series, which showcased the best talent in rock throughout the 70s and 80s. Among those tracks is Dirty Old Town with The Pogues.
On sale for 9.99£ at Amazon UK

Just Look Them Straight In The Eye And Say Poguemahone!! has been reissued in a plastic case for the great price of 15£.
List of the tracks.

Candice Gordon - Before The Sunset Ends
Candice Gordon releases a six-song mini-album produced by Shane MacGowan on May 6. 
The video can be seen at youtube.


The Very Best of The Pogues.
Shout! Factory will release The Very Best of the Pogues on January 22 in the US.
This new compilation includes 18 tracks and a 8 page booklet with liner notes.
Spider Stacy writes in the liner notes: “All these songs have something special and so have the Pogues. I’ve always known it.”

01. Dirty Old Town
02. The Sunnyside Of The Street
03. If I Should Fall From Grace With God
04. The Irish Rover
05. Rain Street
06. A Pair Of Brown Eyes
07. Boys >From The County Hell
08. Fairytale Of New York
09. Body Of An American
10. Thousands Are Sailing
11. Sally MacLennane
12. Misty Morning, Albert Bridge
13. Tuesday Morning
14. Rainy Night In Soho
15. Streams of Whiskey
16. The Sickbed of Cuchulainn
17. Young Ned Of The Hill
18. Love You 'Till The End

W. John Hewitt writes about his time with The Pogues.
At the end of the 1980s illustrator W. John Hewitt spent two years with photographer Steve Pyke tracking legendary folk-punk group The Pogues. Hewitt reveals how the deep faultlines between photography and reportage drawing actually resulted in unique documentary record.

Fairytale of New York was released on 23 November 1987.
In addition to the digital formats Warner will be reissuing the single on 7" vinyl with a new picture sleeve. The sleeve will have a photo of Shane and Kirsty performing the song in march 1988.
The B-side will be a karaoke friendly instrumental.
This will be a limited release of 2000 copies.
There will also be some digital releases for 99p each  and a digital bundle pack containg: Fairytale of New York, instrumental version and the video for £1.49.
Release date:  December 3rd.

Fairytale of New York is back in the charts.

"25 things you didn't know about Fairytale of New York"  in NME

Preorder at Roughtrade
Digital release at Amazon UK


Interview with Shane in =Oslo
The Norwegian street magazine =Oslo has interviewed Shane MacGowan in Dublin.
This magazine is Norway's equivalent to "Big Issue" and can be purchased by street vendors.
Their website

Interview with James Fearnley

Faber and Faber has posted an interview with James on thei Youtube page.
QRO Magazine interview here.

Rakes, Rats, Pricks & Kicks - An Anthology

This compilation seems to have been cancelled or delayed. 
Release year according to the sleeve is 2011.
Catalog number SALVOCD217
The only new track is an alternate version of "Black Is The Colour" with Shane on backing vocals. This song was released on The Popes album Outlaw Heaven without Shane's vocals.
The booklet contains a biography describing Shanes recording career, written by Joe Cushley-


Bastards Outlaws EP

The Popes have released a Mp3 download  EP with mixes of the songs Bastards and Outlaw Heaven. Release date was 16 January 2012.

01. Bastards (Mike Bennett and Steve Etherington Folk Off Mix) 
02. Outlaw Heaven (Mike Bennett and Steve Etherington DHQ Mix) 
03. Bastards (Camasso Bennett Clubbed Out Mix) 
04. Outlaw Heaven (Mike Bennett and Steve Etherington Maniacal Mix)
05. Outlaw Heaven (Fozman Fever Mix) 
06. Outlaw Heaven (Sundae Club vs DHQ Mix) 
07. Outlaw Heaven (Jay Staply's Bluegrass Industrial Mix) 
08. Outlaw Heaven (Bobby Tank DHQ Mix)

Buy it at 7Digital

Celtic Ska EP
This new EP features 4 tracks including two liver versions of Murder Ska. 
"A Message to You Rudy" features Lynval Golding and is taken from the Live at The Town & Country DVD. Buy it here.
Released on green, orange & yellow vinyl (500 copies).
01. A Message to You Rudy
02. Murder v.1
03. Murder v.2
04. I'm Alone in The Wilderness
Cat. No. skapogues
Label: Ska EP


Shane MacGowan - Speech Project
Gerry Diver a musician, composer and producer, who played in Irish world music group Sin é turns interviews into musical compositions. He has also worked with The Popes on their last album. His new album Speech Project" features spoken word contributions from Shane MacGowan, Damien Dempsey, Christy Moore, Paddy Moloney, Martin Hayes and few more.
Release Date: 6 February 2012.
Label: One Fine Day Records 
01. Old Time Musicians (featuring Joe Cooley)
02. Fulham Broadway (featuring Christy Moore)
03. Feel No Pain (featuring Damien Dempsey)
04. Music For A Tape Loop (featuring Shane MacGowan)
05. Sincerely Felt (featuring Martin Hayes)
06. Famine (featuring Danny Meehan)
07. My Margaret (featuring Margaret Barry)
08. When In New York (featuring Joe Cooley)
09. Who Built The Roads
10. Million Times (featuring Christy Moore)
11. House Ceilidh (featuring Margaret Barry)

Fairytale Of New York named the most-played Christmas song of 21st Century
Read more.

The Priests discuss their collaboration with Shane MacGowan.

Their Website



New Nips CD.
Looks like another bootleg.
This CD has been produced to look like an old 70's vinyl record with a cardboard sleeve and paper inner sleeve - just like a mini LP. 
Label: Retro Records
Cat. No. RRLE 42/36
The first 10 tracks are studio recordings.

01. King Of The Bop
02. Nervous Wreck
03. So Pissed Off
04. Stavordale Road
05. All The Time In The World
06. Private Eyes
07. Gabrielle
08. Vengence
09. Happy Song
10. I Dont Want Nobody To Love
11. Ghost Town *
12. Fuss ‘n’ Bother *
13. Venus In Bovver Boots *
14. Stupid Cow *
15. Infatuation *
16. Maida Aida *
17. Love To Make You Cry *
18. Hit Parade *
19. Can’t Say No *
* From "Only The End Of The Beginning" album.

Spider Stacy on Treme.

Spider Stacy plays a street musician together with Steve Earle in two episodes of season 2.
He performs "Come out you Black and Tans". Hopefully this song will make it onto a compilation from season 2 at the same time as it's released on DVD. Several of the songs from season 1 was released on cd.  More info here.

The Nips - Happy Song

The Nips last single Happy Song has been rereleased by Mad Butcher Classics under license from Cherry Red Records. Pressed on black and yellow vinyl in 500 copies
Mad Butcher Classics website.
Buy it here.

Rum, Sodomy & The Lash
 Rum, Sodomy & The Lash has been released on red vinyl in a limited pressing of 3000 copies. Same catalog numbers as the previous reissue.


Spider Stacy Solo
Just learned about this 2011 cd with Spider Stacy, Gypsy Hotel Volume 1. 
Spiders version of "Satan Your Kingdom Must Come Down" that has been on Spiders myspace page was released on this sampler. More info on Discogs.


Pogues on vinyl again!

Release date confirmed by Rhino They will be released on 9 march.
Twitter link.

The first 5 albums and Poguetry in Motion will be released on red vinyl.
Seems like the release date is 25 August.
Poguetry in Motion will be limited to 4500 copies.
Red Roses For Me and Peace & Love will use the 2013 remix used on the 30 years boxset.


Live in London Live LP

A limited red vinyl edition of The Pogues with Joe Strummer - Live in London will be released for Record Store Day on 19 april. Only 1000 will be released in the UK. It will only be available in stores and not online. Two different pressings are available. UK(Warner)  and USA(Rhino) pressing.


Shane MacGowan & The Popes - Live at Montreux 1995

This DVD will be reissued on 17 february as a DVD+CD set that will include the live set on cd.
Label: Eagle Rock
Cat. No. EAGDV029
It's available for pre-order at


Christmas 2013

The Pogues will play in Manchester, Glasgow and London in mid december. On those gigs they will play the entire Rum, Sodomy & The Lash live.
More info 
Manchester review in The Guardian

POGUES 30 - New Boxset

A new boxset will be released on 02 December ontaing all Pogues studio albums in facsimile editions. Each album will have the original vinyl tracklist.
Red Roses For Me has been remixed by Nick Robbins and the band, while Peace and Love has been remixed by Steve Lillywhite. The original 2004 reissues were only remastered.
The best is that this boxset will contain a live album of The Pogues with Joe Strummer from London Forum december 1991.

Setlist for the Live disc:
01. If I Should Fall From Grace With God
02. Summer In Siam
03. Sayonara
04. Young Ned Of The Hill
05. Rain Street
06. Repeal Of The Licensing Laws
07. Tombstone
08. Turkish Song Of The Damned
09. Gartloney Rats
10. London Calling
11. Thousands Are Sailing
12. Sunny Side Of The Street
13. Straight To Hell
14. Medley: The Recruiting Sergeant / The Rocky Road To Dublin / The Galway Races
15. Dirty Old Town
16. The Sickbed Of Cuchulainn
17. The Star Of The County Down
18. I Fought The Law
19. Hell's Ditch
20. Brand New Cadillac
21. Fiesta
22. Yeah, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah

The Lone Ranger: Wanted

The soundtrack from the film Lone Ranger have been released as a digital download on 3 july. 
The cd will be released on 5 august.
Shane MacGowan has recorded a new version of Poor Paddy on The Railway for the film.

More at Hotpress
Official album sampler


The Pogues 30:30
The Pogues 30:30 Essential Collection will be released on March 11. This 30 track compilation features some of the best hits from the bands 30 year long career.
Preorder at Amazon UK

A Deluxe Download version is available. This version includes videos. Available on Amazon and itunes.

Disc: 1
1. Sally Maclennane
2. If I Should Fall From Grace With God
3. Love You 'Till The End
4. Fairytale Of New York - The Pogues Featuring Kirsty Maccoll
5. Dirty Old Town
6. The Irish Rover - The Pogues Featuring The Dubliners
7. The Body Of An American
8. A Pair Of Brown Eyes
9. Streams Of Whiskey
10. The Sick Bed Of Cuchulainn
11. Fiesta
12. Boys From The County Hell
13. Kitty
14. The Sunnyside Of The Street
15. Summer In Siam
Disc: 2
1. Whiskey In The Jar - The Pogues/Dubliners
2. A Rainy Night In Soho
3. Misty Morning, Albert Bridge
4. Rain Street
5. Tuesday Morning
6. Greenland Whale Fisheries
7. The Old Main Drag
8. The Parting Glass
9. Young Ned Of The Hill
10. Yeah, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah
11. Thousands Are Sailing
12. Turkish Song Of The Damned
13. The Broad Majestic Shannon
14. Repeal Of The Licensing Laws
15. The Limerick Rake 

Son of Rogues Gallery.
Son of Rogues Gallery: Pirate Ballads, Sea Songs and Chanteys will be released on February 19th. This is the sequel to Hal Willner's 2006 compilation Rogue's Gallery: Pirate Ballads, Sea Songs and Chanteys.
One of the tracks features Shane MacGowan, Johnny Depp and Gore Verbinski performing The Leaving of Liverpool.
You can hear the track and read more about it at Rolling Stone  Hotpress
Release date: February 18.

The Justice Collective - He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother
Shane MacGowan to perform on a new Charity single.

Liverpool legend Kenny Dalglish and local MP Steve Rotheram have unveiled plans for a charity single to help raise money for Hillsborough families' fight for justice.
They will record "He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother" by The Hollies. 
Among the artists to take part is Mick Jones, Richard Hawley, Ren Harvieu and Paul Heaton. The Single is produced by world renowned producer Guy Chambers.
Read more in the Mirror
Liverpools website
Listen to the single here. Video here
Release date: December 17th on CD and red vinyl (1500 copies).

Pogues Live DVD/Album.

Both concerts in Paris in september 2012 was recorded and will result in a Live DVD and album.
It will be released on CD, DVD Triple Vinyl  and Blu-Ray. 
Release date worldwide except US will be November 19th. 
US release date is December 18th for all releases except the DVD. The US DVD will be out on march 5th 2013.

Both Blu-Ray and DVD version will feature "Thousands Are Sailing" recorded in Manchester 2006.

Triple LP will be limited to 2000 copies worldwide.

A special CD/DVD edition with a special booklet and bonus material will also be released. This can be preordered through Amazon France.
This release includes:
-2CD Live album
-Live DVD with a 15 minutes documentary including interviews with Ken Casey (Dropkick Murphys), John Sheahan and Eamonn Campbell (Dubliners), Paddy Moloney (The Chieftains).
-DVD containg clips from Les enfants du Rock 1986, Avenue Du Rock 1986, and Live recordings from 1986.
-A booklet with photos, interviews and various memorabilia.
-Fan memories.


Can be ordered from Amazon and other online soures now.
Please use links from this website when ordering, then you will be supporting the fansite

Photoset of Shane MacGowan by Ben Rayner
See here.


Share your memories and get a chance to have them featured  in the DVD booklet for the Live DVD that will be recorded in Paris.  

This contest has now ended.

Candice Gordon - Before The Sunset Ends
Candice Gordon will be releasing her first album in 2012. The album is co-produced and sponsored by Shane Macgowan who also features on the title track.
Listen to the title track at Myspace

Two songs from the album (I See A Demon and Smoking Like The Barrel of A Gun) is out on  7 Digital and Itunes now.

Release date: TBA
Candice Gordon's website.


Japanese reissues of Shane MacGowan's Albums
Shanes albums with The Popes were  reissued in Japan in Cardboard sleeves with a bonus track on each cd. They were released in 2009, so this is a bit of old news.
The reissues are The Snake (A Man Colled Horse), The Crock of Gold (My Way) and The Rare Oul' Stuff (King of The Bop).

Buy them at CD Japan


Shane records "Rockier Road to Poland" with
The Aftermath

Shane MacGowan and The Aftermath has recorded a new song that may become Irelands anthem for the EURO 2012. The track is written by Shane, Tom Creagh and Aftermath.
The single is set for release on May 4th together with a video..
Irish Independent article.

Listen to the song here.
Available for purchase at Amazon Uk for UK residents.

New Radiators record.
The Radiators From Space's new album Sound City Beat will be released on 5 March on Chiswick records. Among the guest musicians are Terry Woods and Eamon Carr.
Chiswick Records CWK 3022

01 - Head For The Sun (Brendan 'Brush' Shiels)
02 - It's Happened Before, It'll Happen Again (Rory Gallagher)
03 - I'm A King Bee (James Moore aka Slim Harpo)
04 - 6.10 Special (J. Cuddy/M.Bonner/D.Kay)
05 - Yes, I Need Someone (Ernie Graham/Davy Lutton/Chris Stewart/Mick Cox)
06 - Behind The Painted Screen (Dave Lewis)
07 - I'm Gonna Turn My Life Around (Peter Adler)
08 - You Got What I Need (Andy Dunne)
09 - Gloria (Van Morrison)
10 - Dublin (Philip Lynott)
11 - The Lady Wrestler (Horslips)
12 - Turn Out The Light (Derry Lindsay)
13 - Morning Dew (Bonnie Dobson/Tim Rose)
14 - That's All Right (Ron Ryan)
15 - Never An Everyday Thing (Ben Findon/Peter Shelley)
16 - Dr. Crippen's Waiting Room (Robin Crowley/Jimmy Greeley)
17 - New Places, Old Faces (Brendan 'Brush' Shiels)
18 - You Turn Me On (The Turn-On Song) (Ian Whitcomb)

Interview with Shanne Bradley.
Punkglobe did a interview with Shanne Bradley in 2008.
Even though it's a few years old it might interest someone.
Read it here

Here Comes Everybody 
- A book by James Fearnley.

James Fearnley's memoirs will be coming out in may 2012 in the UK.
James Fearnleys website.
Publisher: Faber and Faber
Published: 3 May 2012
Format: Paperback 400 pages
Categories: Rock & Pop Music
ISBN 13: 9780571253968
ISBN 10: 0571253962


Inspirations in Aid of Barretstown: Live From The Academy 27th Feb 2009
See the video of Shane performing on "Everybody Needs Somebody" with Mik Pyro, & Glen Brown here.


Shane sings in French.
Shane will perform Serge Gainsbourg's  Sous Le Soleil Exactement on Lulu Gainsbourg's album "From Gainsbourg To Lulu". 
According to Amazon there will be a CD+DVD version of the album.
Listen to it here.
Release date: 30 January 2012

01. L'Eau A La Bouche 
02. Intoxicated Man 
03. Je Suis Venu Te Dire Que Je M'En Vais (Rufus Wainwright) 
04. Bonnie & Clyde (Lulu Gainsbourg; Scarlett Johansson) 
05. Manon (Marianne Faithfull) 
06. Requiem Pour Un Con (Lulu Gainsbourg; M) 
07. Ballade De Melody Nelson (Johnny Depp; Vanessa Paradis) 
08. Black Trombone
09. Sous Le Soleil Exactement (Shane McGowan)
10. Le Poinçonneur Des Lilas (Lulu Gainsbourg; Angelo Debarre) 
11. La Javanaise (Lulu Gainsbourg; Richard Bona) 
12. Ne Dis Rien (Lulu Gainsbourg; Melanie Thierry) 
13. Initial BB (Iggy Pop) 
14. La Noyée 
15. Fresh News From The Stars 
16. Couleur Café (Ayo; Lulu Gainsbourg; Matthieu Chedid; Sly Johnson) 

Celtic Song 50th Anniversary
Shane will perform on this new release. Order here.
More info here.
Listen to it here.

Suzy Duffy with Shane.
Suzy Duffy recorded a version of You're The One with Shane. This was never released, but Suzy have posted it on Youtube.

Pogues Boxset.
Just Look Them Straight In The Eye and Say....POGUE MAHONE!!

The title will be "Just Look Them Straight In The Eye and Say....

 few of the songs can be heard here.

5cds - 109 tracks.
Total duration: 6 hours, 3 minutes, 19 seconds.
List of the tracks.

Tracks that are confirmed:
- All six tracks recorded at Barrowlands 1987
-7" mix of Fiesta
-12" mix of If I Should Fall From Grace With God
-12" mix of Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah
-Single version of Boys From The County Hell
-Young Ned of The Hill Dub Version
- The tracks recorded for the Sid & Nancy movie.
-Live recordings with Joe Strummer from the Tuesday Morning singles
- In & Out
-Got A Lot O' Livin' To Do, Miss Otis Regrets/Just One Of Those Things
-Feels Like Murder / Murder Ska
-Rake At The Gates of Hell (BBC live version)

Release date 2 June 2008.
More info to come.




Online Merch store.

US tour merch sold online.
Store can be found here

Among the available merchandise you can find:
T-Shirts, Pint glasses, Scarfs and much more.

The Pogues will be opening an official  online merchandise store soon.
I will post  more info as soon as it's available.
Thanks to Spider for this info.

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