New book by Carol Clerk
Pogue Mahone: Kiss My Arse: The Story of The Pogues

The Introduction is available here. Enjoy.

Carol Clerk, former News Editor of Melody Maker, has turned her attention to The Pogues. She’s interviewed Shane MacGowan, Spider Stacy, Jem Finer, Philip Chevron, Darryl Hunt, Andrew Ranken, James Fearnley, Terry Woods, and various colleagues, friends and fans.

This intimate look behind the music describes their arguments, drunken spats, love affairs, the marriage of Cait and Elvis Costello, the death of Kirsty MacColl, the illnesses, the drugs, the sackings, the legal actions and through it all their passion for music.

The book was released in the United Kingdom in October, 2006. ISBN 1.84609.008.3. Published by Omnibus Press.

The book is sold in fine book stores everywhere.

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— DzM