The Pogues Get My Vote

A few days ago on Pop & Hiss, the LA Times music blog, there was a post asking who the greatest "bar band" of all time was/is? The Urban Dictionary defines a "bar band", in part, as:
A band that plays primarily in bars and always sounds better when the audience (and most of the time) the band is drunk.

With those parameters in mind my vote goes, without a second of hesitation, to The Pogues whose famously haphazard blend of punk rock and traditional Irish music practically screams for listener and band alike to just add booze.

And since Christmas is fast approaching, I figured that this whole "bar band" discussion would provide me with ample excuse to post a video of The Pogues shambling their way through their Christmas classic "Fairytale of New York." Enjoy!

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