The Pogues

The Pogues are a popular Irish band of the 19 and . They have a strong following, essentially inventing and having a large influence on the larger scene as well. The Pogues were founded in King's Cross, a district in north London, in 1982 as Pogue Mahone — "pogue mahone" being the Anglicisation of the Irish póg mo thóin, meaning "kiss my arse." The band specialized in Irish music, often playing with the energy of the scene from which several of the members had their roots.

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