1700 1st Ave S
Seattle, Washington 98134

By demonstrating that the spirit of punk could live in traditional Irish folk music, the Pogues became 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.

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