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A Furious Devotion
A Furious Devotion

A Furious Devotion

The Life of Shane MacGowan

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BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY

384 Pages, 6.25 x 9.25

Formats: Cloth

Cloth, $28.99 (US $28.99) (CA $38.99)

Publication Date: October 2021

ISBN 9781787601086

Rights: US & CA

Omnibus Press (Oct 2021)

Not Yet Published. Estimated release date: October 2021
 

Overview

 While the story of The Pogues has been well-documented, the complete and extraordinary journey of their notorious frontman from outcast to national treasure, has never been told—until now

Punk protagonist, legendary drinker, Irish musical icon. The complete and extraordinary journey of the Pogues' notorious frontman from outcast to national treasure has never been told – until now. A Furious Devotion: The Life of Shane MacGowan vividly recounts the experiences that shaped the greatest songwriter of his generation: the formative trips to his mother's homestead in Tipperary, the explosion of punk which changed his life, and the drink and drugs that nearly ended it. As well as exclusive interviews with Shane himself, author Richard Balls has secured contributions from his wife and family, and people who have never spoken publicly about Shane before: close associates, former girlfriends and the English teacher who first spotted his literary gift. Nick Cave, Aidan Gillen, Cillian Murphy, Christy Moore, Sinead O'Connor and Dermot O'Leary are on the rollcall of those paying tribute to the gifted songwriter and poet. This frank and extensive biography also includes many previously unseen personal photographs.

Author Biography

Richard Balls is a writer and journalist. He has previously published Sex & Drugs & Rock 'n' Roll: The Life of Ian Dury and Be Stiff: The Stiff Records Story.