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A Furious Devotion: The Life of Shane Macgowan (Paperback)
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A Furious Devotion: The Life of Shane Macgowan (Paperback)

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Paperback 368 Pages
Published: 04/04/2024
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The definitive biography of Shane MacGowan, fully updated to include Shane's final months and the response to his passing.

Punk protagonist, legendary drinker, Irish musical icon. The complete and extraordinary journey of the Pogues' notorious frontman from outcast to national treasure.

A Furious Devotion vividly recounts the experiences that shaped the greatest songwriter of his generation, including the formative trips to his mother's homestead in Tipperary and the explosion of punk which changed his life.

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 includes many previously unseen personal photographs.

Publisher: Omnibus Press
ISBN: 9781915841469
Number of pages: 368
Dimensions: 178 x 127 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

"Definitive portrait of the former Pogue. Intimate, cooperative... the book's strength is that he lets MacGowan speak, and speak on, perfectly capturing the lyrical, romantic rhythms beneath the rasped whisper." Mojo 4**** "A deep dive into the legacy of an Irish icon. The most thorough account of the man -- and myth" Rolling Stone "A fascinating portrait of ex-Pogue and folk-punk pioneer Shane MacGowan" Choice Magazine "Meticulously researched, balanced and rather excellent" Hot Press "A brilliant read" Tim Burgess

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