Memories of The Pogues and Philip Chevron

Memories of The Pogues and Philip Chevron My favourite song of all time? Smells like Teen Spirit. My favourite album is The Stone Roses, and my favourite band? Well that would be The Pogues (followed closely by The B52s, of course).

So I was very sad to hear the news that Pogues guitarist Philip Chevron had lost his battle with cancer during the week. I knew that he was ill, but I didn't really think that he would actually die, somehow I just expected that The Pogues would go on forever: the neverending party.

I will never forget hearing them for the first time. A raucous crash of a song that sliced through the bland daytime fare on Radio 1, like a knife through butter. The energy, the attitude, the craziness, the wildness, I was completely hooked. I saw them in Kilburn first with a couple of boy friends. More madness, a lead singer who nearly didn't make it through to the end of the set, and I nearly got trampled in the pit when I fell off my heels - yes I know...... what was I thinking?

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