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By Anonym 14 Sep

Shane Macgowan

I've been a babe magnet for quite a while now.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Shane Macgowan

Wrestling used to be interesting. There was a bit of sham involved, of course, but there was some real wrestling involved. They're just characters now. It's unrecognizable. There's no fighting in American bloody wrestling. They just yell at each other and jump around like overweight ballet dancers.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Shane Macgowan

I'm not going to waste my time trying 'break' America, you know what I mean? Too many people have died trying to break America. America doesn't break unless it wants to.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Shane Macgowan

The only politician anybody ever believed was Kennedy, anyway. Kennedy, Martin Luther King - civil rights always turns out in bloody war. Where's his dream now? When is a change going to come - as Sam Cooke said - for blacks in America? Anyone who does tell the truth gets a bullet in the head, y'know what I mean?

By Anonym 15 Sep

Shane Macgowan

There have been many happy days and many unhappy ones in my life, but the most important was the day I met my missus, who is sometimes estranged and sometimes not. She got me off smack - although that's not the main reason it's the happiest moment.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Shane Macgowan

My dad has no control over who works with me. Me, me and me alone has to take responsibility for anything.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Shane Macgowan

My mother was a champion Irish dancer and singer and most of my family were musical, particularly in Irish dancing. Music is all about spewing out your emotions. A mixture of a good tune and a good beat and everyone playing their guts out and something that grabs people's attention.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Shane Macgowan

Cram as much pleasure as you can into life, and rail against the pain that you have to suffer as a result.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Shane Macgowan

I'm just following the Irish tradition of songwriting, the Irish way of life, the human way of life. Cram as much pleasure into life, and rail against the pain you have to suffer as a result. Or scream and rant with the pain, and wait for it to be taken away with beautiful pleasure . . .

By Anonym 13 Sep

Shane Macgowan

I hate the bloody highways. I hate hamburgers, I hate Greyhound buses. I'd have liked to have been in America during the Jazz Age, or the Golden Age of Hollywood.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Shane Macgowan

I don't believe in the Holy Trinity - but I do believe in the Holy Ghost. The Holy Spook is just a friendly way of saying Holy Ghost.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Shane Macgowan

I drink because I'm thirsty.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Shane Macgowan

Irish music is guts, balls and feet music, yeah? It's frenetic dance music, yeah? Or it's impossibly sad like slow music, yeah? Yeah? And it also handles all sorts of subjects, from rebel songs to comical songs about sex, you know what I mean, yeah? Which I don't think people realize how much innuendo there is in Irish music.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Shane Macgowan

I'm not so much a rock star, d'ya know what I mean? I play Irish music. There's really no age when you stop playing Irish music. Even if I retired from playing onstage, I'd still be singing in pubs.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Shane Macgowan

I play Irish popular music, yeah? Calling it folk is like putting it in a box. It's a living tradition, you know?

By Anonym 16 Sep

Shane Macgowan

Here a tower shining bright Once stood gleaming in the night Where now There's just the rubble in the hole from "White City

By Anonym 15 Sep

Shane Macgowan

The most important thing to remember about drunks is that drunks are far more intelligent than non-drunks- they spend a lot of time talking in pubs, unlike workaholics who concentrate on their careers and ambitions, who never develop their higher spiritual values, who never explore the insides of their head like a drunk does.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Shane Macgowan

When I'm writing a song, it gives me more actual pleasure to hear someone else sing it than do it meself.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Shane Macgowan

All I can do is go by the words of Christ, who was the only talker we had, for f - 's sake. Buddha didn't speak. The Holy Ghost didn't speak. But I think it all boils down to the same thing - it's all about unity, love, compassion.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Shane Macgowan

There's an art to playing live. It's a great feeling. It's indescribable. It's what I love. I wouldn't do it if I didn't enjoy it.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Shane Macgowan

With The Pogues, at least the first three albums I'll stand by completely, yeah? Because I was in artistic control then, yeah? And the last couple of albums I'll stand by anything that's got my name on it, yeah? But I'll stand by anything that is on The Popes' albums, you know? I wouldn't put stuff out that I didn't like. I don't put out bad music. And I can tell the difference. I know that.