SHANE MACGOWAN & THE POPES - THE SNAKE

SHANE MACGOWAN & THE POPES

THE SNAKE

1LP

The Snake (1994) is the first solo album by Shane MacGowan with backing band The Popes. 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.

  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl
  • First pressing of 1000 numbered copies on transparent green vinyl
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Catalog # : MOVLP1709Format : 1 LP, 180 gramReleasedate : 2016-08-29
Barcode : 8719262001671Sleeve : 3mmOriginal Release : 1994 

Side A

1. The Church Of The Holy Spook
2. That Woman's Got Me Drinking
3. The Song With No Name
4. Aisling
5. I'll Be Your Handbag
6. Her Father Didn't Like Me Anyway

Side B

1. A Mexican Funeral In Paris
2. The Snake With Eyes Of Garnet
3. Donegal Express
4. Victoria
5. The Rising Of The Moon
6. Bring Down The Lamp

The Snake is the first solo album by Shane MacGowan with backing band The Popes. 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
  • First pressing of 1000 numbered copies on transparent green vinyl