Rum Sodomy & the Lash

The Pogues - Rum Sodomy & the Lash
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Based on 3 reviews
1985 Ratings: #16 / 77
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Based on 25 ratings
1985 Ratings: #19
August 1, 1985 / Release Date
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MCA/Stiff/WEA International / Label
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MasterCrackfox
77
I'm a sucker for a female vocalist singing over a Celtic style background of sound; I honestly could have rated this higher had this been a stronger driving force behind the album. Alas, the lead singer has a more traditional and recognizable vocal style, being featured far more prominently. I probably shouldn't let that take too much away from the album since there is really only one track featuring the female vocalist at the front-lines, but it's worth mentioning since it was my favorite ... read more
DachetG
95
I had an “Irish drinking song” phase, where I was collecting albums on the theme. This brought me back to that time. Some of the songs are traditional standards that were anywhere from decades to centuries old. Shane McGowan sings of drinking, working men, more drinking, soldiers, and further drinks. Every part of this album is excellent, from the cover that is a re-imaging of a nineteenth-century painting to the title coming from an attributed Churchill quote to the repeated ... read more
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Track List

  1. The Sick Bed of Cúchulainn
  2. The Old Main Drag
  3. Wild Cats of Kilkenny
  4. I'm a Man You Don't Meet Every Day
  5. A Pair of Brown Eyes
  6. Sally MacLennane
  7. A Pistol for Paddy Garcia
  8. Dirty Old Town
  9. Jesse James
  10. Navigator
  11. Billy's Bones
  12. The Gentleman Soldier
  13. And the Band Played Waltzing Matilda
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