098: The Pogues - If I Should Fall From Grace With God (1988)

What if you and your friends want to form a punk band, but the instruments you play are the banjo, accordion, and pennywhistle? The Pogues showed us that’s entirely possible, as long as you also have plenty of punk rock attitude, a frontman who can snarl vaguely in tune, and the ability to scream bloody murder at the slightest opportunity. Amanda, Ben, Rich, and special returning guest Sean Rodgers talk about how the Pogues combined punk rock and traditional Irish and British musical forms to tell new stories about ghosts, racehorses, immigration, injustice, loneliness, and the general hopelessness of the human condition, and made you want to get up and dance to all of it.

Cohosts: Amanda Rodgers, Rich Bunnell, Ben Marlin, Sean Rodgers

Complete show notes: https://discordpod.com/listen/098-the-pogues-if-i-should-fall-from-grace-with-god-1988

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