Title: That Woman´s Got Me Drinking – The Shane MacGowan Story (Music Video)
Music by: Shane MacGowan (non-original Music)
Johnny Depp playing: Himself / Drunken Guy
Music videos and archived footage supplement recent interviews in this documentary of ex-Pogues singer Shane MacGowan. We follow his life from the early days in Ireland and England, through his formation of – and later dismissal from – The Pogues, to his new band The Popes. Shane’s family, friends, and former bandmates comment on the music, the rumors, and the alcohol.
About Shane MacGowan / The Pogues
Shane Patrick Lysaght MacGowan was born 25 December 1957 and is an Irish musician. He is best known for his involvement with “The Pogues” as their original vocalist. MacGowan drew on his Irish heritage to create “The Pogues”, a band that he founded and now sings for, but was away from during a long hiatus during the 1990s. He has written songs that many consider of astonishing beauty, though their lyricism is sometimes obscured by the quick, rough performance and folk-punk sound of the band, as well as his slurred voice. Many of his songs are influenced by Irish nationalism, Irish history, the experiences of the Irish in London and in London life in general.
The Pogues are a popular Anglo Irish folk rockband of the 1980s and 1990s. They have a strong following, essentially inventing Celtic Punk and having a large influence on the larger Celtic Fusion scene as well. The Pogues were founded in King’s Cross, a district in north London, in 1982 as Pogue Mahone – “pogue mahone” being the Anglicisation of the Irish póg mo thóin, meaning “kiss my arse”. The band specialised in Irish folk music, often playing with the energy of the punk rock scene from which several of the members had their roots.
Ireland January 2001 (Galway Film Fleadh), Australia July 2002 (Melbourne International Film Festival), USA 18 December 2002 (Seattle, Washington), USA 17 March 2003 (TV premiere), Spain 8 November 2003 (IN-EDIT Barcelona International Music Documentary Film Festival), Japan 29 October 2005 (Tokyo).
The Shane MacGowan Story
- All Regions
- 110 minutes
- 1 disc
- Includes performances of: Paddy Public Enemy No. 1, If I Should Fall from Grace with God, Infatuation, Gabrielle, Waxie’s Dargle, Streams of Whiskey, Dirty Old Town, The Irish Rover, Fiesta, A Rainy Night in Soho, Fairytale of New York, White City, Summer in Siam, Song with No Name, That Woman’s Got Me Drinking, Haunted, Lonesome Highway
- Sing-along option
- Extended Shane interviews and outtakes
- Conversation with Paul Simonon (the Clash)
- Bonus Phillip Chevron interview
- Bonus Nick Cave interview
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