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Haunted:Shane MacGowan And The Popes

Artist: Shane MacGowan And The Popes w/ Sinead O'Connor

Album: The Snake

Appears On (Mixes): Jeff Bridges... I Don't Need No Jeff Bridges To Put Music To My Poem!

Song Notes: Shane MacGowan was in the Pogues, and when he was fired from that band for being drunk and high all the time (which is almost like firing a fish for swimming or a bird for flying), he went out and formed another band. In an interview, he said he wanted to call the band just "The Popes", but it turned out that the name was taken, so he added his name to it begrudgingly; he wanted the original name because it was as close as he could think of to "The Pogues", so his new records would be binned next to his old band's. This is from the first and best Popes album, The Snake; the second, Crock Of Gold gets a little uncomfortable with the random-seeming anti-Semitism and racism. This track features Sinead O'Connor on vocals, and it's a really pretty song. I don't typically like Sinead O'Connor much, but I love this song. - Rev. Syung Myung Me


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