Pogue Mahone

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Pogue Mahone
Pogue Mahone Album Cover.jpg
Studio album by
Released27 February 1996
GenreFolk rock
ProducerSteve Brown, Stephen Hague
The Pogues chronology
Waiting for Herb
Pogue Mahone
The Very Best of The Pogues
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau(dud)[2]

Pogue Mahone is the seventh and final 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]


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]

Standard edition[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" (Darryl Hunt) – 4:32
  7. "Bright Lights" (Jem Finer) – 2:37
  8. "Oretown" (Jem Finer) – 3:50
  9. "Pont Mirabeau" (Guillaume Apollinaire; arranged by Jem Finer, translated by S.E. Finer and Jem Finer) – 3:31
  10. "Tosspint" (Jem Finer) – 3:32
  11. "Four O'Clock in the Morning" (Andrew Ranken) – 3:12
  12. "Where That Love's Been Gone" (Andrew Ranken, Steven Skull) – 3:50
  13. "The Sun and the Moon" (Jamie Clarke, Spider Stacy) – 3:22

Bonus tracks (2004 reissue)[edit]

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


The Pogues
  • Spider Stacy - vocals
  • Jem Finer - banjo, guitar, hurdy-gurdy, translation
  • Andrew Ranken - drums, vocals
  • Darryl Hunt - bass guitar, backing vocals
  • James McNally - accordion, whistle, low whistle, Uilleann pipes
  • David Coulter - mandolin, ukulele, djembe, shaker, tambourine
  • Jamie Clarke - acoustic guitar, electric guitar and bass guitar, backing vocals www.homeofperfect.de


  • 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


  1. ^ a b AllMusic review
  2. ^ Robert Christgau: CG: The Pogues
  3. ^ "Pogues Singles". Pogues.com. 17 March 1988. Retrieved 5 March 2012.

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