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Here Comes Everybody - The Story of the Pogues

PostPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2009 3:07 pm
by Bill Carson

Re: Faber to publish the Pogues' memoir

PostPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2009 6:25 pm
by Mick Molloy
so will this be something like the bloguemahones? Or will this be a real memoir?

Re: Faber to publish the Pogues' memoir

PostPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2009 7:36 pm
by Christine still not logged in
Either one would sound good to me. Looking forward to the first 4000 words! :D

Re: Faber to publish the Pogues' memoir

PostPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2009 11:29 pm
by RoddyRuddy
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Re: Faber to publish the Pogues' memoir

PostPosted: Sat Jun 27, 2009 2:32 am
by territa
This is great news! It's a long way off... I hope it doesn't get chopped up too much.

Re: Faber to publish the Pogues' memoir

PostPosted: Sun Jun 28, 2009 3:11 pm
by Cdn Steve
I really enjoyed the Bloguemahone dispatches that James put together from the 2005 tour. Excellent to hear that there'll be more from James! Sign me up for an advance copy!

Re: Faber to publish the Pogues' memoir

PostPosted: Sun Jun 28, 2009 7:33 pm
by daveynate
Mazel tov, Mr. Fearnley! Now I'm gonna have ta learn how to read...

Re: Faber to publish the Pogues' memoir

PostPosted: Sat Jul 04, 2009 9:25 am
by Kit Kat Kev
WOW! Another book about the POGUES this will probably be the most definitive book written about the band for sure,just hope no lawyers end up getting involved!Somehow i cannot see other band members developing a squeak bum ,but you never know.Good luck Mr.Fearnley,2011 Booker prize nominee perhaps? 8)

Re: Faber to publish the Pogues' memoir

PostPosted: Mon Sep 06, 2010 2:40 pm
by Alex

Re: Faber to publish the Pogues' memoir

PostPosted: Mon Sep 06, 2010 2:54 pm
by philipchevron


Actually, I believe it's delayed a little - till July. But I already have the shoes and rotten eggs ready.

Re: Faber to publish the Pogues' memoir

PostPosted: Mon Nov 15, 2010 7:38 pm
by Alex
HERE COMES EVERYBODY
By James Fearnley

October, 1984: Wham!, Culture Club and Status Quo dominate the top ten when The Pogues barrel out from the backstreets of Kings Cross, a furious, pioneering mix of punk energy, traditional melodies and the powerfully poetic song-writing of Shane MacGowan.

Reviled by traditionalists for their frequently fast, often riotous interpretations of Irish folk songs, The Pogues rose from the sweaty chaos of backroom gigs in Camden pubs to touring with the likes of Elvis Costello, U2 and Bob Dylan, and had huge commercial success with everyone’s favourite Christmas song, Fairytale of New York. Yet the exuberance of their live performances coupled with relentless touring spiralled into years of hard drinking and excess which eventually took their toll - most famously on Shane but also on the rest of the band – causing them to part ways seven years later.

Here their story is told with beauty and great candour by James “Maestro” Fearnley: founding member and accordion player. He brings to life the youthful friendships, the bust-ups, the amazing gigs, the terrible gigs, the fantastic highs and dramatic lows in a hugely compelling, humorous and honest account of life in one of our most treasured and original bands.

James Fearnley was born in 1954 in Worsley, West Manchester. He played guitar in various bands including The Nips with Shane MacGowan, before becoming the accordion player in The Pogues in 1982. The band grew to have a huge following and achieved their biggest commercial success with Fairytale of New York, featuring Kirsty MacColl. James left the band in 1994 and lives in Los Angeles with his wife.

Publication date: September 2011
Rights: World All Languages
Extent: 304 pp Editor: Lee Brackstone


philipchevron wrote:


Actually, I believe it's delayed a little - till July. But I already have the shoes and rotten eggs ready.

Re: Faber to publish the Pogues' memoir

PostPosted: Mon Jan 10, 2011 2:19 pm
by James
Any word as to whether this is on schedule? A place to pre-order?

Re: Faber to publish the Pogues' memoir

PostPosted: Mon Jan 10, 2011 8:44 pm
by Christine
And whatever is this:

The Pogues Members: Joe Strummer, Shane Macgowan, Jem Finer, Spider Stacy, Cait O'Riordan, Phil Chevron, James Fearnley, Darryl Hunt [Paperback]
The author is given as "Books LLC".

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Pogues-Members- ... 979&sr=8-3

Out last May? 58 pages? What did I miss? Amazon does not give any further details.

Re: Faber to publish the Pogues' memoir

PostPosted: Mon Jan 10, 2011 9:17 pm
by old barney greyheron
Alex..I like Status Quo...saw them in Dortmund in 1975...best gig i've ever been to.
Looking forward to this book anyway...smileything.

Re: Faber to publish the Pogues' memoir

PostPosted: Mon Jan 10, 2011 10:06 pm
by philipchevron
Christine wrote:And whatever is this:

The Pogues Members: Joe Strummer, Shane Macgowan, Jem Finer, Spider Stacy, Cait O'Riordan, Phil Chevron, James Fearnley, Darryl Hunt [Paperback]
The author is given as "Books LLC".

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Pogues-Members- ... 979&sr=8-3

Out last May? 58 pages? What did I miss? Amazon does not give any further details.


As far as I've ever been able to determine, these are Wikipedia printouts.