The Snake is the first solo album by Shane MacGowan with backing band The Popes. Released in 1994 by ZTT Records. Guests on the album include Johnny Depp, members of The Dubliners, Thin Lizzy and The Pogues.
The Crock of Gold was the second full-length album by Shane MacGowan and the Popes and was released in November 1997 on ZTT Records. The Crock of Gold followed The Snake, MacGowan's first solo album after the breakup of The Pogues, and was less critically acclaimed than its predecessor. The album is named for the novel by Irish writer James Stephens. To date, it is the last full studio album MacGowan has recorded.
Shane MacGowan, who made a name for himself as the bandleader of the Pogues until they got fed up with his asinine, self-destructive behavior and kicked him out of the group, returned with a new band (the Popes, get it?) and a bracing set of new songs that draw heavily on traditional Irish folk music while pinning your ears back with a. raucous, full-frontal rock sound. The album opens with a bang: "Church of the Holy Spook" is either an oblique expression of twisted religious faith or an all-out assault on the Roman church; it's impossible to tell which
Album The Snake (1994). by Shane MacGowan And The Popes. Label ZTT. Songwriter. Shane MacGowan, Dave Jordan. Shane MacGowan And The Popes "The Snake" (1994) album. The Snake With Eyes Of Garnet Lyrics. Donegal Express Lyrics.
The Snake Shane MacGowan and The Popes.
Features Song Lyrics for Shane Macgowan And The Popes's The Snake album. Shane Macgowan And The Popes - The Snake Album Lyrics. 1. Haunted (With Sinead O'connor) Lyrics.
Originally released in 1994, the album is a bracing set of songs that draw heavily on traditional Irish folk music while pinning your ears back with a raucous, full-frontal rock sound. Guests on the album include Johnny Depp, members of The Dubliners, Thin Lizzy, and The Pogues. Like a number of songs recorded by MacGowan's previous band, The Pogues, traditional tunes are sometimes used as a base for a new song. For example, the melody for "The Song With No Name" is based on "The Homes of Donegal". 180 gram audiophile vinyl.
Japanese-only pressing of this 1995 album from the former Pogues leader housed in a miniature LP sleeve and featuring one bonus track: 'A Man Called horse'.