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Fairytale of New York (feat. Kirsty MacColl)
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The Irish Rover (feat. The Dubliners)
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If I Should Fall From Grace With God
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Dirty Old Town
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Sea ShantyE

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By demonstrating that the spirit of punk could live in traditional Irish folk music, the Pogues were one of the most radical bands of the mid-'80s. Led by Shane MacGowan, whose slurred, incomprehensible voice often disguised the sheer poetry of his songs, the Pogues were undeniably political -- not only were many of their songs explicitly in favor of working-class liberalism, but the wild, careening sound of their punk-injected folk was implicitly radical. While the band was cle... Read more

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