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Red Roses for Me
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Album: Red Roses for Me
# Song Title   Time
1)    Transmetropolitan More Info...
2)    The Battle Of Brisbane More Info...
3)    The Auld Triangle More Info...
4)    Waxie's Dargle More Info...
5)    Boys From The County Hell More Info...
6)    Sea Shanty More Info...
7)    Dark Streets Of London More Info...
8)    Streams Of Whiskey More Info...
9)    Poor Daddy More Info...
10)    Dingle Regatta More Info...
11)    Greenland Whale Fishers More Info...
12)    Down In The Ground Where The Dead Men Go More Info...
13)    Kitty More Info...
 

Album: Red Roses for Me
# Song Title   Time
1)    Transmetropolitan More Info...
2)    The Battle Of Brisbane More Info...
3)    The Auld Triangle More Info...
4)    Waxie's Dargle More Info...
5)    Boys From The County Hell More Info...
6)    Sea Shanty More Info...
7)    Dark Streets Of London More Info...
8)    Streams Of Whiskey More Info...
9)    Poor Daddy More Info...
10)    Dingle Regatta More Info...
11)    Greenland Whale Fishers More Info...
12)    Down In The Ground Where The Dead Men Go More Info...
13)    Kitty More Info...
 
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Tracks

1. Transmetropolitan

2. The Battle Of Brisbane

3. The Auld Triangle

4. Waxie's Dargle

5. Boys From The Country Hell

6. Sea Shanty

7. Dark Streets Of London

8. Streams Of Whiskey

9. Poor Daddy

10. Dingle Regatta

11. Greenland Whale Fisheries

12. Down In The Ground Where The Dead Men Go

13. Kitty

Performer Notes
  • RED ROSES FOR ME is the 1984 debut album from influential Irish folk-rock band the Pogues. This 12-track collection includes "Transmetropolitan," "Waxie's Dargle," and "Dark Streets of London."
  • Recording information: Elephant Studio.
  • Photographer: Steve Tynan.
  • Arranger: The Pogues.
  • What set the Pogues apart from any number of other energetic Irish traditional bands was the sheer physical force of their performances, the punky swagger of their personalities, and Shane MacGowan's considerable gifts as a songwriter. Unfortunately, none of these qualities comes through very clearly on their first album, Red Roses for Me. While the Pogues are in good form here, the production (by Stan Brennan) is thin and lacks the body or nuance to capture the finer details of the performances, robbing this recording of the fire the group would display on their later albums. And it's clear that MacGowan had not yet fully matured as a songwriter; there are a handful of superb songs here, such as "Transmetropolitan," "Streams of Whiskey," and "Down in the Ground Where the Dead Men Go," but some of the others suggest MacGowan was still learning how to fit all his ideas into his songs. Red Roses for Me is good and rowdy fun, but on Rum Sodomy & the Lash and If I Should Fall from Grace with God, the Pogues would prove they were capable of a lot more than that. ~ Mark Deming
Professional Reviews
Uncut (p.158) - 5 stars out of 5 - "[I]t ranks right up there with the most supernaturally confident of debut albums. A roaring mix of rollicking tavern brawls, gutter balladry and pie-eyed prayers to the bottom of the glass."

Magnet (p.88) - "[A] mix of originals and traditional Irish tunes, most performed at top speed and volume, with the nationalist zeal of an IRA rally."

No Depression (p.94) - "[With] punk influences goosing up traditional Irish forms, while those same traditional setups provide a structure to contain the chaotic wildness of punk."

Mojo (Publisher) (p.123) - 4 stars out of 5 - "[M]arvellous....Testament to The Pogues' often underrated musicianship and intuitive gift for timeless folk arrangements..."
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