Sunday, November 18
The Pogues and Harley choppers
Heard The Dubliners' brilliant version of this on the radio this morning and it sparked a rapid succession of memories. So what's the connection between The Pogues and motorcycles? Well, when I used to hang around Camden Town in the eighties there was a guy with a bleached quiff who seemed to be a permanent fixture in the Caernarvon Castle pub (Shane McGowan's local) and was always at Pogues gigs. He turned out to be one of their roadies... and it was only years later I discovered it was founding 'Father Fury' of The Sinners, Rico Fodrey. It's a funny old world.