The Best of the Rest is a compilation album by the band UFO released in 1988. As the title implies, it focuses on the post-Michael Schenker years. The Writer" - 4:09 (from the album Mechanix). Mystery Train" - 3:54 (from the album No Place to Run). Makin Moves" - 4:44 (from the album The Wild, the Willing and the Innocent). Night Run" - 4:22 (from the album Misdemeanor). You and Me" - 3:18 (from the album Making Contact). Alpha Centauri" - 1:56 (from the album No Place to Run).
There's little question that the Pogues were a seminal band, blessed with great musicians, led by Shane MacGowan, a songwriter of major vision and talent. This was apparent on their initial Stiff singles but it truly blazed on their debut, Rum Sodomy & the Lash, an album that artfully walked the razor's edge between Irish traditionalism and venomous, working-class punk. Though they became more accomplished in later albums, they never strayed from this template.
The Pogues are known as one of the best Celtic rock bands. Formed in 1982 and fronted by Shane MacGowan in London, the Pogues rose from the same early English post-punk. Formed in 1982 and fronted by Shane MacGowan in London, the Pogues rose from the same early English post-punk scene that fostered Siouxsie and the Banshees and Generation X. While their debut, Red Roses for Me (1984), didn't make a big splash, their third album, If I Should Fall From Grace With God (1988) made them a household name, especially with its leadoff single, "Fairytale of New York" with guest vocals by Kirsty MacColl.
The Pogues, Rum, Sodomy & the Lash (1985). No other figure of the rock’n’roll era writes like Shane McGowan: They took you up from midnight mass and left you in the lurch, So you dropped a button in the plate and spewed up in the church. Refrain from snark about guyliner: MCR’s second studio album is the nexus of the Smiths’ mopey rockabilly, the Damned’s goth-punk barnstorming, and the Cure’s ink-dark moods. 259. Bruce Springsteen, Tunnel of Love (Columbia, 1987).
The rest of Bug doesn’t reach the heights of Freak Scene or the previous album, but it’s a strong set of college-radio jams. Songs like The Post, They Always Come and Pond Song are churning, noise-drenched classic-rock riffs played by former hardcore kids, bridging the gap between the mainstream and underground that was still very real and wide in the ‘80s. 25. The Pogues: If I Should Fall From Grace With God Elsewhere in Ireland, everything was lining up for The Pogues on their third album, which became their biggest hit both commercially and critically.
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The Pogues - waren die Begründer und populärste Band des irischen Folk Punk der achtziger Jahre.
In reality, the Pogues were no more authentic than the artists they were supposed to oppose. Hailing from such far-flung corners of the Emerald Isle as Eastbourne, Stoke-On-Trent and Salford, the band's members nevertheless dressed up, as frontman Shane MacGowan put it, in clothes that were equal parts "Brendan Behan and typical Irish granddad". Their next effort, 1987's If I Should Fall From Grace With God, is their best-known and biggest-selling album, not least because of the presence of the deathless Fairytale of New York, as good an example as any of MacGowan's unerring ability to locate the romance in ruined lives.
Rum Sodomy & the Lash, their second album, captured the Pogues at their most emotionally raw. MacGowan switches from tearful lament to bitter growl with almost unparalleled ease-his heart is on his sleeve here, and it’s beautiful to behold. It’s here, during the Celtic legends ( The Sick Bed of Cuchulain ) and wrought, personal reminiscences ( The Old Main Drag ) that the Pogues are at their unfurnished best. Partridge and Colin Moulding brought some of their best songs to the table for this side project, ensuring it all the life and vitality of the best records in XTC’s back catalog. The Beatles/Kinks musichall of You’re a Good Man, Albert Brown, the phased paisley of You’re My Drug, and the Smile-worthy Pale & Precious stand wonderfully as single tracks, but as part of the same piece, and crowned with the beautifully frail pop blast Vanishing Girl, they become a surreal rock-opera of opaque, hallucinogenic wonder.
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|1||If I Should Fall From Grace With God||2:22|
|2||The Sick Bed Of Cúchulainn||3:00|
|3||The Old Main Drag||3:19|
|4||Boys From The County Hell||2:56|
|5||Young Ned Of The Hill
Engineer [Assistant] – Nick Lacey
|6||Dark Streets Of London||3:32|
|7||The Auld Triangle||4:21|
|8||Repeal Of The Licensing Laws||2:10|
|9||Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah||3:19|
|11||Honky Tonk Women||2:56|
|12||Summer In Siam||4:08|
|13||Turkish Song Of The Damned||3:27|
|14||Lullaby Of London||3:32|
|15||The Sunnyside Of The Street||2:44|
- Phonographic Copyright (p) – Warner Music UK Ltd.
- Copyright (c) – Warner Music UK Ltd.
- Made By – Warner Music Manufacturing Europe
- Cover [Front Cover] – William Wegman
- Design [Sleeve Design] – Ryan Art
- Engineer – Chris Dickie (tracks: 1, 5, 9, 11, 13, 14), Craig Thomson* (tracks: 4, 6, 7), Nick Lacey (tracks: 1, 13, 14), Nick Robbins (tracks: 2 to 4, 6, 7), Paul Cobbold (tracks: 12, 15, 16), Paul Scully (tracks: 2, 3), Roy Spong (tracks: 1, 13, 14)
- Lighting [Lights] – Ian Holmes
- Management – Joe Cashman*
- Photography By [Group] – Steve Pyke
- Producer – Elvis Costello (tracks: 2, 3, 10), Joe Strummer (tracks: 12, 15, 16), Stan Brennan (tracks: 4, 6 to 8), Steve Lillywhite (tracks: 1, 5, 9, 11, 13, 14)
- Technician [Instruments] – Charlie Malcolm
- Technician [Sound] – Dave Jordan, Paul Scully
- Technician [Stage] – Charlie MacLennan
- Written-By – Behan* (tracks: 7), Jagger/Richards* (tracks: 11), Finer* (tracks: 13, 15, 16), Kavana* (tracks: 5), MacGowan* (tracks: 1 to 4, 6, 9, 10, 12 to 16), Stacy* (tracks: 8), Woods* (tracks: 5)
NotesMade in Germany
Also released with a different distribution code.
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Rights Society: GEMA/BIEM
- Label Code: LC 4281
- Barcode: 0 9031-77341-2 5
- Other (Distribution Code): WE 835
- Mastering SID Code: IFPI L011
- Matrix / Runout: 903177341-2.2 09/99
- Mould SID Code: IFPI 0544
- Mould SID Code: IFPI 0541, variant 2
- Mould SID Code (Variant 3): IFPI 05N0
|9031-77371-1||The Pogues||The Rest Of The Best (LP, Comp)||WEA||9031-77371-1||Germany||1992|
|9031-77341-4||The Pogues||The Rest Of The Best (Cass, Comp)||WEA, Pogue Mahone Records||9031-77341-4||Germany||1992|
|9031-77341-4||The Pogues||The Rest Of The Best (Cass, Comp)||Warner Music Poland||9031-77341-4||Poland||1995|
|9031-77341-2||The Pogues||The Rest Of The Best (CD, Comp, RE)||WEA, Pogue Mahone Records||9031-77341-2||Europe||Unknown|
|9031-77341-2||The Pogues||The Rest Of The Best (CD, Comp)||WEA, Pogue Mahone Records||9031-77341-2||Europe||1992|