The Pogues were an English punk band, consisting of British and Irish performers, that were active in the 1980s and early 1990s. They were originally called Pogue Mahone, an anglicised spelling of the Irish for Kiss My Arse, but they were forced to change their name to get radio play on the BBC. While the band went through a number of line-up changes, mostly during the later years after Shane MacGowan was sacked due to problems with alcohol, the main members were: Shane MacGowan on vocals, guitar, banjo and bodhrán; Spider Stacy on vocals and tin whistle; James Fearnley on accordion, mandolin, piano and guitar; Philip Chevron on guitar and vocals; Cait O'Riordan on bass and vocals until 1986 when she quit and Darryl Hunt took over on bass; and Terry Woods on mandolin, cittern, concertina, guitar and vocals.
The Band Played Waltzing Matilda was originally recorded by Eric Bogle on his 1980 album Now I’m Easy. It was written in 1971, just after Eric saw his first ANZAC Day march, in Canberra. The song tells the story of a drifter who enlists in the Australian Army during 1915 and is shipped off to Gallipoli where he loses both of his legs, he is then shipped back to Australia and, in the last verse, watches an ANZAC Day parade and questions what it is all for. The Pogues recorded this song on their1985 album Rum, Sodomy & the Lash. The video is a slideshow of images relevant to the song, including images from the original landing at Suvla Bay.
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