Rum Sodomy and the Lash (1985) by The Pogues

Categories: 1985 and Music.

I have long loved If I Should Fall From Grace With God and considered it pretty near essential, especially as punk treatments of roots music go. It’s got what is probably their most famous song – “Fairy Tale in New York,” the Pogues song that you probably have heard even if you have never heard of the Pogues – and I had always assumed that was the Pogues album to have. Like with so many other things, I was wrong. This is a fantastic album that expertly blends Celtic music and punk even more expertly, perhaps, than that 1987 album Read More