A Furious Devotion

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A Furious Devotion

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Author: Richard Balls

Type: Paperback

ISBN: 9781915841469

Date: 4th April, 2024


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This paperback edition has been fully updated to include Shane's final months and the response to his passing. Punk protagonist, legendary drinker, Irish musical icon. This is the complete and extraordinary journey of the Pogues' notorious frontman from outcast to national treasure. A Furious Devotion vividly recounts the experiences that shaped the greatest songwriter of his generation, including the formative trips to his mother's homestead in Tipperary and the explosion of punk which changed his life. As well as exclusive interviews with Shane himself, author Richard Balls 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 and Sinead O'Connor are on the rollcall of those paying tribute to the gifted songwriter and poet. This frank and extensive biography includes many previously unseen personal photographs.

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