Quick thoughts for 2007-12-18 (via Twitter)

Heading into town for the GeekUp Christmas meal. Very exciting. # I’m glad to see that Radio 1 have rescinded their ill judged censorship of The Pogues masterpiece, Fairytale of New York. # I’ve never noticed before, but Velvet play the sound of rushing water in their toilets. Nice touch. #

The best Pogues album?

Mark Radcliffe tells us that the competition for The Pogues best album is between The Pogues – If I Should Fall From Grace With God and The Pogues – Rum Sodomy & the Lash.

On careful and repeated listening, I have to prefer The Pogues – Rum Sodomy & the Lash. To me the songs seem more raw, the music more passionate and wonderfully ragged round the edges. The two opening songs are superb, and contrast brilliantly. The Pogues – The Sick Bed of Cuchulainn smashes in, and The Pogues – The Old Main Drag sucks you down. Brilliant stuff.

The prize for best song though has to go to The Pogues – Fairytale of New York, with Kirsty MacColl, which is a great mix of the maudlin and a drinking party. One song it’s worth looking forward to Christmas for.