The Pogues ~ Squid Out Of Water
Squid Out Of Water
Irish band ~ THE POGUES ~ are my favourite of all the Irish bands and they have a fantastic track especially for Squidoo which is aptly called Squid out of water.
The Pogues remastered edition of their album "HELLS DITCH" has a bonus track called "SQUID OUT OF WATER" which you can listen to here on this lens as I have added the track for you below plus a few other of my favourite tracks from The Pogues and some other information about the band, the band members and some of their discography etc. As you will hear, it is fast, fiddly and most definitely without a doubt Irish... a bonus track which is well worth having. Although The Pogues are more known for their songs, Squid out of water is an instumental track.
The Pogues ~ Squid Out Of Water
The Pogues album Hellsditch contains the bonus track " Squid Out of Water " - Hells Ditch by The Pogues
" Squid Out of Water " is added as a bonus-track on The Pogues album " HELLS DITCH "...so if you have not heard it yet...WHY NOT.
Buy Hells Ditch or Squid Out of Water as an mp3 from Amazon here.
A Bit About The Pogues
The Pogues, although an Irish rock band, were formed in London back in 1993 when the bands frontman was then Shane MacGowan.Shame MacGowan later left the band in 1991 due to his drinking problems.
Originally the band was named Pogue Mahone ~ pÃ³g mo thÃ³in being the Gaelic meaning (kiss my ar-e).
The Pogues stopped writing new material for the band in 1996 but are still together and still manage to have sell-out concerts internationally.
Although a rock band, The Pogues use traditional Irish instruments such as the cittern, mandolin, tin-whistle and accordion.
Fairytale of New York
Fairytale of New York has got to be my favourite of all The Pogues songs. Kirsty McColl and Shane MacGowan sure did compliment each other...their singing voices only!
If you have never heard this song before or indeed have heard it but never taken much notice of the words then please, even if you don't play any other of the videos on this lens you must play this one as the lyrics are so hilariously funny. If you are not already familiar with the lyrics then play the video which supplies the lyrics along with the song...!
Shane MacGowan is founder and frontman of The Pogues but left the band back in 1991 due to his...shall I say "ill health". Born on Christmas day to Irish parents, Shane lived with them on a big farm in Irelands beautiful county Tipperary untill he was six years old.
The MacGowan packed up and moved to London where, in 1971 Shane won a scholarship into a top public school but was then expelled just one year later when he was caught in the posession of drugs.
Not known for his good-looks, Shane MacGowan's singing voice is uniquely his as are his unique set of teeth. What Shane McGowan lacks in looks he certainly more than compensates for with his voice and musical talent.
Dirty Old Town
This song was writen in 1949 by Ewan Maccoll about a town called Salford which was then in Lancashire UK but is now called Greater Manchester and paints a bitter picture of the Industrial North of England.
Many people assume that the song is about a place in Ireland because it was first made popular by The Dubliners and then again by The Pogues, both well-known and popular top Irish bands.
Irish Rover - The Pogues and The Dubliners 1986
On the 4th of July, eightenn hundred and six
We set sail from the sweet Cobh of Cork
We were sailing away with a cargo of bricks
For the Grand City Hall in New York
T'was a wonderful craft
She was rigged fore and aft
And oh how the wild wind drove her
She stood several blasts
She had twenty-seven masts
And they called her the Irish Rover
We had one million bags of the best Sligo rags
We had 2 million barrels of stone
We had 3 million sides of blind horses hides
We had 4 million barrels of bones
We had 5 million hogs
And 6 million dogs
Seven million barrels of porter
We had 8 million bales of old rusty nails
We had 8 million bales of old nanny goats tails
In the hold of the Irish Rover
There was awl Micky Coote
Who played hard on his flute
When the ladies lined-up for a set
He would tootle with skill
For each sparkling quadrille
Though the dancers were fluther'd and bet
With his smart witty talk
He was cock of the walk
And he rolled the dames under and over
They all knew at a glance
When he took up his stance
That he sailed in the Irish Rover
There was barney McGee
From the banks of the Lee
There was hogan from the County Tyrone
There was johnny McGirr
Who was scared stiff of work
And a man from Westmeath called Malone
There was Slugger O'Toole
Who was drunk as a rule
And fighting Bill Tracey from Dover
And your man Danny McCann
From the banks of the Bann
Was the skipper of the Irish Rover
For a sailor it's always a bother in life
It's so lonesome by night and day
That he longs for the shore
And a charming young whore
Who will melt all his troubles away
oh the noise and the rout
Swillin' poitin and stout
For him soon the torment's over
Of the love of the maid
He is never afraid
An old salt from the Irish rover
We had sailed seven years
When the measles broke out
And the ship lost its way in the fog
And that whale of a crew
Was reduced down to two
Just myself and the Captains old dog
Then the ship struck a rock
Oh Lord what a shock
The bulkhead was turned right over
Turned nine times around
And the poor old dog was drowned
I'm the last of the irish Rover
Links To The Best Pogues Stuff On The Internet
There are literally hundreds of websites with Pogues related stuff dotted all over the internet. But there is no need for you to look through them all searching for the best of The Pogues which could take you a whole month of Sundays as I have already done that bit for you.
I have found a handfull of websites which, between them hold everything you could ever want, need or hoped to find relating to The Pogues. So now you can simply save this lens webpage of mine in your favourite links list on your PC and everytime you want to catch-up with what The Pogues are up to all you need to do is to open this lens from your favourites folder to read own updates to this lens or to click on either of these links below which are also updated regularly with Pogues news, concert dates, Pogues merchandise, lyrics, videos, interviews...almost everything except what time the band members have their dinner and go to bed in fact.
All this information I have provided for you totally free of charge because I know how tedious it can be, let alone how time consuming it gets trawling through dead-end links, websites etc looking for something in particular untill you either click on a link leading to what looks promising as holding the information you are after but after clicking every link on the site you eventually realise doesn't or you may eventually stumble across one of the websites I have linked to here (if you are extremely lucky).
Finding these selected links would be virtually impossible without first reading this lens of mine, which makes you extremely lucky indeed for I had the help of (someone in the know) who I cannot name but they know who they are and to you I say "Tapadh leat slainte...hic!" x
- Shane Macgowan The Pogues Website
The official website for ex-Pogues singer Shane MacGowan, with news, discography, magazine articles, links, lyrics and more...hic!
- Official website of the pogues
Official website foe the Pogues, with everything you are looking for plus a lot more stuff that you don't know even exists yet. Pogues tour dates, Pogues members past and present plus their personal Bios, Pogues News, Pogues Discography, Pogues ph
- The Pogues - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Pogues history, pogues members and their history pre-pogues and post-pogues,pogues album discographies, pogues singles discographies, pogues song information, pogues song lyrics, pogues tours, pogues news, pogues everything not found on this lens
- Pogues Official Myspace
The Pogues official myspace webpages
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