A Drink with Shane MacGowan

A Drink with Shane MacGowan

Non-Fiction, Music Biographies & Musicians, Music
Paperback Published on: 09/10/2014
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Synopsis

Funny, honest, brilliant and opinionated, A Drink with Shane MacGowan is the highly-acclaimed memoir of a true music icon.'One of the freshest, most original biographies I've ever read' - Lynne Barber, Observer'His candour, coupled with an acerbic wit, makes him an ideal guide through an unmistakably colourful life' - Time OutShane MacGowan was an intensely talented songwriter whose band, The Pogues, merged punk with Irish folk music to create a sound uniquely their own. An anarchic hellraiser with the soul of a poet, he is forever associated with Christmas after the chart-topping success of 'Fairytale of New York', his duet with Kirsty McColl.He grew up on a small farm in Tipperary, won a scholarship to Westminster, was rapidly expelled, became a rent boy, then a central figure of punk and the hugely influential star of The Pogues - until his bandmates got so fed up of his behaviour they kicked him out for a time. MacGowan's music, innovative and powerful, is as distinctive as his chaotic, breakdown-scarred, drug and alcohol-fuelled lifestyle.Written with his girlfriend (and later wife) Victoria Mary Clarke, A Drink With Shane MacGowan is a joyful celebration of a charming musician with a remarkable perspective on the world.'An enormously vivid and descriptive picture of his life and dramatic times' - Irish Times'This endearing memoir . . . is Irish rock distilled' - Sunday Times

  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan
  • ISBN: 9780283072048
  • Number of pages: 400
  • Weight: 503g
  • Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 29 mm

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