CLASSIC ALBUM… RUM SODOMY AND THE LASH, THE POGUES

With a voice like an ashtray, Shane MacGowan led this fabulous disaster of an Irish folk-punk band. Produced by Elvis Costello (who married bassist Cait O’Riordan), Rum careens between the maudlin and the explosive.

CLASSIC ALBUM… RUM SODOMY AND THE LASH, THE POGUES

With a voice like an ashtray, Shane MacGowan led this fabulous disaster of an Irish folk-punk band. Produced by Elvis Costello (who married bassist Cait O’Riordan), Rum careens between the maudlin and the explosive.

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CLASSIC ALBUM… ARMED FORCES, Elvis Costello and the Attractions

Costello’s third album is wound tight, full of paranoia and anger. The concept is personal politics; the original title was Emotional Fascism, and one of the songs is called “Two Little Hitlers.” The keyboard-driven sound of “Accidents Will Happen” helped define New Wave.

CLASSIC ALBUM… ARMED FORCES, Elvis Costello and the Attractions

Costello’s third album is wound tight, full of paranoia and anger. The concept is personal politics; the original title was Emotional Fascism, and one of the songs is called “Two Little Hitlers.” The keyboard-driven sound of “Accidents Will Happen” helped define New Wave.

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