A Drink with Shane MacGowan

3.8 based on 657 ratings & 45 reviews on Goodreads.com
Sidgwick & Jackson

Publication date: 09.10.2014
ISBN: 9780283072048
Number of pages: 384

Synopsis

This bibulous, drug-indulgent and anarchic rock legend was born 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. MacGowan's music, innovative and powerful, is as distinctive as his chaotic, breakdown-scarred, drug and alcohol-fuelled lifestyle. MacGowan has an enormous fan-base hungry for stories of his wild behaviour, but this is also a book that celebrates this unique and charming musician, and offers insight into his remarkable perspective on this world - and the next!

In the media

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Q Magazine
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