Rum, Sodomy and The Lash is widely regarded as being the band’s best work, with If I Should Fall From Grace With God being the only other album by the band that even comes close. The first crucial thing to note about the album is the quality of MacGowan’s songwriting on it. Although 6 out of the 12 songs are either written by contemporary artists or taken from traditional Irish music, songs such as the frenzied The Sick Bed of Cuchulainn feature the band at their very best, bringing the smoke-filled atmosphere of the Irish pubs of the past straight out of your speakers. While the opening track sees The Pogues in fighting mood, however, it would be completely wrong to say that it epitomises the album. A Pair of Brown Eyes is comfortably one of the most famous songs that the band have ever made, and sees MacGowan crooning in a way that is more reminiscent of Tom Waits than anyone else.
Artists The Pogues Rum Sodomy & the Lash. Rum Sodomy & the Lash The Pogues. Rum Sodomy & the Lash. This album has an average beat per minute of 135 BPM (slowest/fastest tempos: 104/166 BPM). See its BPM profile at the bottom of the page. Tracklist Rum Sodomy & the Lash. 1. The Sick Bed of Cuchulainn.
The Pogues lyrics - 113 song lyrics sorted by album, including "Fairytale Of New York", "And The Band Played Waltzing Matilda", "The Irish Rover". album: "Rum, Sodomy & The Lash" (1985). The Sick Bed Of Cuchulainn The Old Main Drag A Pair Of Brown Eyes I'm A Man You Don't Meet Every Day Sally MacLennane Dirty Old Town Jesse James Navigator Billy's Bones The Gentleman Soldier And The Band Played Waltzing Matilda. album: "If I Should Fall From Grace With God" (1988)
In 1985 The Pogues released the album Rum, Sodomy & the Lash. The Pogues had just released the single 'Dirty Old Town', written by Ewan MacColl, from the album 'Rum, Sodomy & the Lash'. Asked about where they got the name for the album tin whistle player Spider Stacy pipes up that it was inspired by Winston Churchill. Frank Murray goes on to explain that Winston Churchill had described how the royal navy was run using "Rum, Sodomy & the Lash".