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If I Should Fall from Grace: The Shane MacGowan Story (2001)

Music videos and archived footage supplement recent interviews in this documentary of ex-Pogues singer Shane MacGowan. We follow his life from the early days in Ireland and England, through... See full summary »

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Philip Chevron ...
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Maurice MacGowan ...
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Music videos and archived footage supplement recent interviews in this documentary of ex-Pogues singer Shane MacGowan. We follow his life from the early days in Ireland and England, through his formation of - and later dismissal from - The Pogues, to his new band The Popes. Shane's family, friends, and former bandmates comment on the music, the rumors, and the alcohol. Written by sienel

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The title is taken from The Pogues' 1987 album "If I Should Fall From Grace With God." See more »

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Philip Chevron: If you had issues with alcohol there was no better - trust me - there was no better place in the world to bury them and hide them in than in The Pogues.
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Victoria
Written by Shane MacGowan
Performed by Shane MacGowan and The Popes
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Excellent but tough to watch
8 January 2004 | by (Toronto, Ontario) – See all my reviews

One of the great singer-songwriters of our time, yet also an absolute trainwreck. I do think that this is a very important film, although its terribly sad to see how the years of alcohol abuse have taken a great toll on Shane. I normally discuss a film over pints of beer after seeing a film, but after this one - I couldn't.


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