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The Pogues, Elvis Costello, The Swamps, Lash Lariat & the Long Riders : Clarendon Hotel, London

David Quantick, New Musical Express, 30 March 1985

SAINT PATRICK'S NIGHT the occasion and The Pogues the attraction; in a very large room, the world congregates. Crowds a mile wide inside the lavatories resulted in congestion so bad that the gents overflowed, generous bouncers gave pass-outs to the afflicted, the streets of Hammersmith swung to a different traffic-flow. Green bobble hats passed by this reviewer as he fought his way into an even larger room that began to fill quietly with the forms of every hairspray user in the metropolis. It was a funny sort of evening.

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