Shane and Kristy wish you a Pouge Mahone Christmas…..

Man this guy should be dead but he’s still kicking…long live the Shane!!!

Radio 1 execs have decided to stop censoring The Pogues’ Fairytale of New York. But what is such unfestive language doing in a song often voted the nation’s favourite Christmas tune?

Shane MacGowan

On the radio and in the shops, you can hear a junkie and a wino hurling abuse at each other: she’s a slut, and he’s a faggot. It must be Christmas again. 

Except this year, on Radio 1, the terms of abuse became “sl–” and “fa—-“, with thousands of listeners complaining that they couldn’t hear, respectively, Shane MacGowan and Kirsty MacColl.

If you want to hear a song about a blazing row between an alcoholic and a heroin addict, you have to expect some salty language. And it’s just such a blazing row that many people the world over do want to hear as Christmas looms and I do love the fact that he’s been kept alive on booze, pills, and smack. WTF!?! Have a listen!


~ by countsunday on December 25, 2007.

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