The Pogues

Not in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Eligible since: 2009 (The 2010 Induction Ceremony)

Previously Considered? No  what's this?

Essential Albums (?)WikipediaAmazon MP3Amazon CD
Rum, Sodomy & the Lash (1985)
If I Should Fall From Grace With God (1988)

Essential Songs (?)WikipediaAmazon MP3YouTube
Fairytale of New York (1987)
If I Should Fall from Grace with God (1988)

The Pogues @ Wikipedia

The Pogues Videos

Will The Pogues be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame?
"Musical excellence is the essential qualification for induction."


24 comments so far (post your own)

Flogging Molly and Dropkick Murphys WISH they were The Pogues.

Posted by Kit on Friday, 11.17.06 @ 11:34am

I don't actually think the Pogues should get in but I'm voting yes for them anyway because I love them so.

Posted by Al on Wednesday, 01.24.07 @ 08:06am

The Pogues were a seminal group, and probably one of the most underappreciated bands of their times, probably due to Shane MacGowan's self destructive lifestyle. Nontheless if I had a vote for the Hall I would most definitely vote for the Pogues.

Posted by Chalkie on Saturday, 08.18.07 @ 18:00pm

I believe that "Fairytale of NewYork" alone did more for music than the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

(PS maybe I AM biased because it's near Christmas...)

Posted by liam on Wednesday, 12.12.07 @ 13:27pm

See, I'm not really one that would put FM and Dropkicks in the same vein as each other or The Pogues. I'm a huge FM fan, not so much Dropkicks. The Pogues are good, probably more inspirational than FM, simply because they came first. They were also more well known, so they will surely get in. I just don't see how they and Flogging Molly have to be mutually exclusive. I think they should both be inducted, eventually, but we are still several years away from the FM discussion.

Posted by TAG on Saturday, 01.19.08 @ 09:50am

Say them in concert at Bogarts in Cincinnatti back in early 90s. Shane McGowan & the whole deal. Gave a hell of a show.

Posted by Paul in KY on Tuesday, 05.13.08 @ 12:56pm

"Fairy Tale of New York" is a masterpiece.

Posted by Rainier Wolfcastle on Saturday, 07.26.08 @ 21:57pm

Who doesn't love The Pogues?

Vote yes.

Posted by Pogue Fan on Saturday, 11.15.08 @ 10:02am

"They've got cars big as bars they've got rivers of gold but the wind blows right through you it's no place for the old."


Posted by Firebrick on Saturday, 12.6.08 @ 14:30pm

"The boys of the NYPD choir were singing Galway Bay..."

Posted by Monkey on Thursday, 12.11.08 @ 19:24pm

Well it's Christmas eve and I'm off to listen to "Fairy Tale of New York" one of the best Christmas songs of all time and the crowning jewel of The Pogues' work. Hopefully no "drunk tank" for ol' Shane MacGowan this year.

Posted by Keebord on Wednesday, 12.24.08 @ 18:37pm

39% Induction chances? That's awesome!!

Posted by You on Saturday, 06.13.09 @ 19:47pm

Well, my friends are off to a Flogging Molly concert... I'd just as soon sit at home, have a pint and throw on Rum Sodomy & the Lash.


Posted by Chalkie on Thursday, 10.15.09 @ 16:03pm

First of all, flogging molly is a clone band of the pogues. The pogues are probably the best punk band of all time, and a second clash for fans of raw punk with unparalleled songwriting and innovation. the only thing flogging molly does throw some electric guitars over a song the pogues already wrote in the 80's, and change the lyrics. probably the most contrived lyrics of all time, i mean, how bad does he want to be shane macgowan! its almost a joke. when the pogues dont headline they open for acts like bob dylan. how many punk bands with songs about killing cops and drinking have transcended to that place? besides the clash, none. If flogging molly is EVER inducted into the rock n roll hall of fame, may the H bomb drop.

Posted by Greg on Sunday, 03.21.10 @ 11:19am

Like someone already said, Flogging Molly and Dropkick Murphys wish they were the Pogues. Sure everybody knows "Fairytale of New York" but my personal favourite is "Boys From the County Hell" just a great, dark and disturbingly comical song, here it is

Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Saturday, 06.12.10 @ 06:45am

Really fun band. They definitely were unique, so I'd have no problem with their induction, as they defined that Irish punk style for bands like Flogging Molly.

Posted by Sam on Saturday, 06.12.10 @ 16:01pm

I never thought the Pogues could even be considered for the " rock'n'roll" hall of fame, but why not ? They were more rock'n'roll than most other so called rock bands, especially of today. The Pogues were simply the greatest, most original band ever. Shane's songs are and will be timeless. They created what has now become a genre all to itself.The first three Pogues albums are works of art, genius.Bigger now than they ever were, definitely they should be inducted. Slainte, pog mo thoin.

Posted by dermo on Tuesday, 07.27.10 @ 02:15am

shane has the perfect singing voice for the songs that they perform. superior songwritng and musicianship. why are they not in already?

Posted by corbs on Thursday, 02.3.11 @ 20:19pm

Shane's teeth should at least have their own exhibit.

Posted by DarinRG on Wednesday, 02.9.11 @ 23:26pm

DarinRG, they should get those teeth soon for the exhibit or there might not be any left.

Posted by Paul in KY on Thursday, 02.10.11 @ 06:11am

39% Induction chances? That's awesome!!

Posted by You on Saturday, 06.13.09 @ 19:47pm

40% Now.

Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Sunday, 03.27.11 @ 07:41am

The Pogues should definitely be in. Fairytale of New York and Rainy Night in Soho are two of the great songs by any band. Saw them in Baltimore around St. Patrick's Day this year and Shane can still bring it. A strong thumbs up.

Posted by Fred in DE on Friday, 09.16.11 @ 10:02am

RIP guitarist Phil Chevron. Thanks for everything.

Posted by DarinRG on Tuesday, 10.8.13 @ 15:32pm

THe stupendous Pogues should definately be in the Hall of Fame.They represent Irish rock at its finest!!!!Ghe chances of them slim to none( Shane might like those odds though who knows)Shane is a punk legend and hey,any guy that can Celtify four English guys is genius in my book!

Posted by Irisheyes17 on Wednesday, 04.29.15 @ 19:18pm

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