Pogue Mahone

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Pogue Mahone
Studio album by The Pogues
Released 27 February 1996
Recorded 1995
Genre Folk rock
Length 43:36
Label WEA
Producer Steve Brown, Stephen Hague
The Pogues chronology
Waiting for Herb
(1993)
Pogue Mahone
(1996)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau (dud)[2]

Pogue Mahone is the seventh and last studio album by The Pogues, released in 1996. The title is a variant of the Irish phrase póg mo thóin, meaning "kiss my arse", from which the band's name is derived. It was the band's second studio album recorded after the departure of Shane MacGowan, and features Spider Stacy in the role of lead singer.[1]

History[edit]

The album was not a critical or commercial success. After its release founding member Jem Finer left the band, and the remaining members decided to end their run together as well. The album yielded one single, "How Come". "Love You Till the End" was to be the second single, but this was never released.[3] The song appears at the end of the 1999 movie Mystery, Alaska and later on would appear on the soundtrack to the movie P.S. I Love You.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "How Come" (Ronnie Lane/Kevin Westlake) - 2:50
  2. "Living in a World Without Her" (Darryl Hunt/James McNally) - 3:20
  3. "When the Ship Comes In" (Bob Dylan) - 3:14
  4. "Anniversary" (Jem Finer) - 4:06
  5. "Amadie" (Andrew Ranken) - 1:53
  6. "Love You 'Till the End" (Hunt) - 4:32
  7. "Bright Lights" (Finer) - 2:37
  8. "Oretown" (Finer) - 3:50
  9. "Pont Mirabeau" (Appolinaire/Finer) - 3:31
  10. "Tosspint" (Finer) - 3:32
  11. "Four O'Clock in the Morning" (Ranken) - 3:12
  12. "Where that Love's Been Gone" (Ranken/Steven Skull) - 3:50
  13. "The Sun and the Moon" (James Clarke/Spider Stacy) - 3:22

The 2004 reissue added the following two tracks:

  1. "Eyes of an Angel" (Jem Finer) - 2:54
  2. "Love You Till the End" (Stephen Hague Mix) - 3:54

Personnel[edit]

Musicians[edit]

  • Spider Stacy - vocals
  • Jem Finer - banjo, guitar, hurdygurdy, translation
  • Andrew Ranken - drums, vocals
  • Darryl Hunt - bass guitar, backing vocals
  • James McNally - accordion, whistle, low whistle, Uillean Pipes
  • David Coulter - mandolin, ukulele, djembe, shaker, tambourine
  • Jamie Clarke - guitar

with:

Production, crew, and artwork[edit]

  • Steve Brown - engineer, mixing, producer
  • Stephen Hague - mixing, producer
  • Mike Drake - mixing
  • Steve Musters - mixing, mixing assistant
  • Ian Cooper - mastering
  • Shelley Saunders - assistant
  • Paul Scully - live sound
  • Darryl Hunt - cover design, cover art
  • Claudia Pöschl - cover design, cover art
  • Steve Pyke - photography, portraits

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b AllMusic review
  2. ^ Robert Christgau: CG: The Pogues
  3. ^ "Pogues Singles". Pogues.com. 1988-03-17. Retrieved 2012-03-05. 

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