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Re: NEW PARIS DVD/CD

PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2017 5:43 pm
by Delboy
Fr. McGreer wrote:I think he's referring to Flann O'Brien, writer. I think he says...

"And this is a song about how everything comes in 3's, as Flann O'Brien remarked........ many years ago.......the man who discovered money kills"


Very good Father. If I'm honest, that's not what I thought he was saying. Very astute of you to decipher the code so to speak. A nip of Whiskey from my bottle to you. Come round anytime !

Re: NEW PARIS DVD/CD

PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2017 8:44 pm
by Fr. McGreer
D'ya know, if they ever gig again I'll hold you to that. We'll raise a glass of Pogues Whiskey to Phil Chevron (and a dozen more besides).

If you listen carefully to the live versions of Thousands Are Sailing at this gig (and maybe this is my imagination) I swear Shane replaces "... and dozen more besides" with "and a dozen more BACK sides" as in arseholes (idiots).

What does anyone think?

Re: NEW PARIS DVD/CD

PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2017 6:28 pm
by Delboy
Fr. McGreer wrote:D'ya know, if they ever gig again I'll hold you to that. We'll raise a glass of Pogues Whiskey to Phil Chevron (and a dozen more besides).

If you listen carefully to the live versions of Thousands Are Sailing at this gig (and maybe this is my imagination) I swear Shane replaces "... and dozen more besides" with "and a dozen more BACK sides" as in arseholes (idiots).

What does anyone think?


That's a decent shout, having listened to it, it's a possibility. Would be just like Shane to mix things up a bit, purely for his own, sometimes devilish amusement. This Paris thing, especially the DVD is a "must have at hand" commodity. You mention "if they gig again" well, if they don't, at least we have this. And you.....to decipher the lyrics !!!

Re: NEW PARIS DVD/CD

PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2017 10:36 am
by firehazard
Delboy wrote:
Fr. McGreer wrote:D'ya know, if they ever gig again I'll hold you to that. We'll raise a glass of Pogues Whiskey to Phil Chevron (and a dozen more besides).

If you listen carefully to the live versions of Thousands Are Sailing at this gig (and maybe this is my imagination) I swear Shane replaces "... and dozen more besides" with "and a dozen more BACK sides" as in arseholes (idiots).

What does anyone think?


That's a decent shout, having listened to it, it's a possibility. Would be just like Shane to mix things up a bit, purely for his own, sometimes devilish amusement. This Paris thing, especially the DVD is a "must have at hand" commodity. You mention "if they gig again" well, if they don't, at least we have this. And you.....to decipher the lyrics !!!


I've always regarded the live CD that accompanied The Ultimate Collection as better than most drugs. But the DVD is a fine accomplishment. Only wish I'd been there.

Re: NEW PARIS DVD/CD

PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2017 10:56 pm
by left
firehazard wrote:
Delboy wrote:
Fr. McGreer wrote:D'ya know, if they ever gig again I'll hold you to that. We'll raise a glass of Pogues Whiskey to Phil Chevron (and a dozen more besides).

If you listen carefully to the live versions of Thousands Are Sailing at this gig (and maybe this is my imagination) I swear Shane replaces "... and dozen more besides" with "and a dozen more BACK sides" as in arseholes (idiots).

What does anyone think?


That's a decent shout, having listened to it, it's a possibility. Would be just like Shane to mix things up a bit, purely for his own, sometimes devilish amusement. This Paris thing, especially the DVD is a "must have at hand" commodity. You mention "if they gig again" well, if they don't, at least we have this. And you.....to decipher the lyrics !!!


I've always regarded the live CD that accompanied The Ultimate Collection as better than most drugs. But the DVD is a fine accomplishment. Only wish I'd been there.


Back in more disconnected days wherever I went I used to always take with me a copy of Live at The Town and Country Club, just in case... Saved my day more than once.

Re: NEW PARIS DVD/CD

PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2017 3:54 pm
by Scottie Dog
Lionel Grosheny has written a wonderful chapter about the Paris shows in the recently released "Pogues" book, by Calum Bruce.
It's not a book purely on The Pogues, but it's a cracking read. The story of how the Paris Anniversary shows evolved is told brilliantly by the man who really did live the dream. It's interesting stuff, and well worth a look.
The Paris shows really were a highlight of The Pogues career. And I too, really fucked up, by not being there!