Full Video Of Shane MacGowan’s Funeral & Documentary
Good morning, Rat Rock Nation. If you’re a fan of the Celtic-Punk genre that has become popular through bands like the Dropkick Murphys and Flogging Molly, then you’re familiar with Shane MacGowan. He is the leader and principal songwriter for the great Irish punk band the Pogues.
Shane died on November 30th at the age of 65. He helped found the Pogues in the early ’80s! He also had fantastic success early on with Irish tracks such as “Streams Of Whiskey” and “Waxie’s Dargle” from the Pogues’ debut album Red Roses For Me.
Following the Pogues’ sensational debut album…the band followed it up with a masterpiece…Rum Sodomy & The Lash. This fantastic record had tracks like “A Pair Of Brown Eyes,” “Dirty Old Town,” “The Sick Bed of Cúchulainn,” and more.
In 1988, the Pogues released arguably their greatest (and most commercially successful) album…If I Should Fall From Grace With God.
This iconic record features the single with the same name as the album, the Christmas classic “Fairytale of New York,” the ska-inspired “Fiesta,” and more classic songs.
Shane leaves behind a legendary legacy of fantastic lyrics, music, amazing albums, and iconic songs. He will be missed. Scroll down to see Shane’s funeral procession, which was more of a celebration of this rocker-poet’s life. After that, check out the full doc for If I Should Fall From Grace: The Shane MacGowan Story. RIP, Shane.
Full Video Of Shane MacGowan’s Funeral Procession
If I Should Fall From Grace: The Shane MacGowan Story