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The Pogues: "The first thing people think... is that we're a load of moronic drunk cartoon characters playing folk music"

Stuart Bailie, Record Mirror, 19 December 1987

But no one thinks the Pogues are really like that, surely? To celebrate the hit status of 'A Fairytale In New York', Stuart Bailie legs it to Manhattan to see Shane and the gang play with Joe Strummer, and discovers that actually, these Irish chappies are a progressive, anthropological band who like to knit and play backgammon (honest).

Total word count of piece: 1914

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