The Pogues, If I Should Fall From Grace With God (1988)
It was Christmas Eve, babe, in the drunk tank… Tonight I’ll be playing that song from this record down at Turks Bar in Havelock North as part of an all-80s DJ set. I won’t be doing much in the way of Christmas songs but this seems a logical way to end the set when the bar has to close (at midnight) right? I went out and bought the album just to have it for that track for that moment. But I’ve always wanted to have this album. I took a while to come around to The Pogues given I played in an Irish band for years. We played a few Pogues songs – and often. And the requests never stopped. It made me dislike the band for a while. Now I’m several years out the other side of that situation and I can build up a bit of a Pogues collection (I’ve had the compilations on CD – even enjoyed the recent live album) but this album is an absolute classic. Nice to have had the excuse to prompt buying it. Always meant to get a copy one day. Merry Christmas everyone!
Sample Track: Thousands Are Sailing
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