Pogues – Rum Sodomy & The Lash

Pogues – Rum Sodomy & The Lash

CD Posted on January 24, 2013 at 5 h 57 min
1985's Rum, Sodomy & The Lash, their brilliant second LP was produced by Elvis Costello who also brought the Pogues on tour and later married the band's Cait O'Riordan. #445 on Rolling Stones magazine's '500 Greatest Albums Of All Time'. Highlights include The Sick Bed of Cuchulainn, 'I'm A Man You Don't Meet Everyday' (sung by Cait), their definitive take on The Band Played Waltzing Matilda, and the stunning 'A Pair Of Brown Eyes,' presenting MacGowan's lyrics and vocals in all their 'dilapidated glory' (Costello phrasing). Six bonus rarities include 'A Pistol for Paddy Garcia', 'London Girl, and 'The Parting Glass'. Poetic opening words from Tom Waits and in-depth liner notes from David Quantick.

CD : Rum Sodomy & The Lash

Artist : Pogues

Genre : Celtic punk, Folk punk

Time : 43:33
Issue : 31/07/1985
Producer :
Label : Rhino
UPC : 0081227407223
Pogues - Rum Sodomy & The Lash
Track List :
  1. The Sickbed Of Cuchulainn - 3:01
  2. The Old Main Drag - 3:20
  3. Wild CAts Of Kilkenny - 2:49
  4. I'm A Man You Don't Meet Every Day - 2:55
  5. A Pair Of Brown Eyes - 5:01
  6. Sally MacLennane - 2:44
  7. Dirty Old Town - 3:45
  8. Jesse James - 2:58
  9. Navigator - 4:12
  1. Billy's Bones - 2:03
  2. The Gentlement Soldier -
  3. The Band Played Waltzing Matilda - 8:12
  4. A Pistol For Paddy Garcia - 2:33
  5. London Girl -
  6. Rainy Night In Soho -
  7. Body Of An American -
  8. Planxty Noel Hill -
  9. The Parting Glass -

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