Eligible since: 2009 (The 2010 Induction Ceremony)
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|Essential Albums (?)||Wikipedia||Amazon MP3||Amazon CD|
|Rum, Sodomy & the Lash (1985)||☆||♫||♁|
|If I Should Fall From Grace With God (1988)||☆||♫||♁|
|Essential Songs (?)||Wikipedia||Amazon MP3||YouTube|
|Fairytale of New York (1987)||☆||♫||☊|
|If I Should Fall from Grace with God (1988)||☆||♫||☊|
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Flogging Molly and Dropkick Murphys WISH they were The Pogues.
Posted by Kit on Friday, 11.17.06 @ 11:34am
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.
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?
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 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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