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A Furious Devotion : The Life of Shane MacGowan

By: Balls, Richard

1787601080 / 9781787601086
Hardback
07/10/2021
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United Kingdom
156 x 234 mm 384 pages
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Punk protagonist, legendary drinker, Irish musical icon.

The complete and extraordinary journey of the Pogues' notorious frontman from outcast to national treasure has never been told - until now. A Furious Devotion: The Life of Shane MacGowan vividly recounts the experiences that shaped the greatest songwriter of his generation: the formative trips to his mother's homestead in Tipperary, the explosion of punk which changed his life, and the drink and drugs that nearly ended it. As well as exclusive interviews with Shane himself, author Richard Balls has secured contributions from his wife and family, and people who have never spoken publicly about Shane before: close associates, former girlfriends and the English teacher who first spotted his literary gift.

Nick Cave, Aidan Gillen, Cillian Murphy, Christy Moore, Sinead O'Connor and Dermot O'Leary are on the rollcall of those paying tribute to the gifted songwriter and poet. This frank and extensive biography also includes many previously unseen personal photographs.

BIC:

AVGU Punk, New Wave & Indie, AVH Individual composers & musicians, specific bands & groups, BGF Biography: arts & entertainment

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