The Pogues Lyrics – Singles & Featured

English 65 January 1, 1982

"The Pogues", a notable Anglo-Irish Celtic band, left an indelible mark on the music scene from their inception in 1982 to their disbandment in 2014. Originally named Pogue Mahone, a playful anglicization of the Irish Gaelic phrase 'póg mo thóin,' meaning 'kiss my arse,' the band was founded in the vibrant cultural hub of King's Cross, London. Fronted by the charismatic Shane MacGowan and featuring various other talented musicians, The Pogues quickly rose to international prominence during the 1980s and early 1990s.

Their unique musical identity seamlessly blended the raw energy of rock, owing to MacGowan and Stacy's backgrounds, with the rich tapestry of traditional Irish sounds. The band's instrumentation was a fascinating mix, incorporating tin whistles, banjos, citterns, mandolins, and accordions, which added a distinctive Celtic flavor to their politically charged lyrics. Despite facing internal challenges, such as MacGowan's departure in 1991 due to alcohol-related issues, The Pogues persisted in their musical journey.

Post-MacGowan, the band underwent vocal transitions, with Joe Strummer and later Spider Stacy taking the lead. This resilience allowed them to continue their musical journey, producing hit albums and singles that resonated with a diverse audience. The band experienced a hiatus in 1996 but made a triumphant return in late 2001, captivating audiences across the UK, Ireland, and the US East Coast. However, the second incarnation did not witness the creation of new material, marking a nostalgic revisiting of their celebrated repertoire.

The Pogues' legacy endures as a testament to their fusion of rock spirit and Irish musical traditions, making them a significant force in the global music landscape for over three decades. From their spirited beginnings in London to the dissolution in 2014, The Pogues' journey is a captivating narrative of musical innovation and resilience. Below you can find a to z all track details, with lyrics and videos.

The Pogues (Singles) album Cover

The Pogues (Singles) album cover

Cast & Crew

  • Artist/Band
  • Years Active
  • January 1, 1982 - Present
  • Producer(s)
  • The Pogues
  • Writer(s)
  • The Pogues