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THE BBC SESSIONS 1984 – 1986
Founded in 1982 as “Pogue Mahone” in Kings Cross, London, The Pogues took inspiration from the likes of The Clash and The Sex Pistols as well as the band’s Irish heritage. Recorded relatively early in their career, THE BBC SESSIONS 1984 – 1986 showcases the distinctive Celtic-punk that was beginning to bring The Pogues international success. The collection draws from six separate live sessions including two from The John Peel Show (in April and December of 1984). Among the 23 tracks – 13 of which are previously unreleased apart from their initial airing – are such Shane MacGowan-penned favorites as “Streams of Whiskey,” “A Pair Of Brown Eyes” and “If I Should Fall from Grace with God.” THE BBC SESSIONS captures one of the 1980s' most exciting U.K. groups in all its ragged glory.