Rum, Sodomy and The Lash is widely regarded as being the band’s best work, with If I Should Fall From Grace With God being the only other album by the band that even comes close. The first crucial thing to note about the album is the quality of MacGowan’s songwriting on it. Although 6 out of the 12 songs are either written by contemporary artists or taken from traditional Irish music, songs such as the frenzied The Sick Bed of Cuchulainn feature the band at their very best, bringing the smoke-filled atmosphere of the Irish pubs of the past straight out of your speakers. While the opening track sees The Pogues in fighting mood, however, it would be completely wrong to say that it epitomises the album. A Pair of Brown Eyes is comfortably one of the most famous songs that the band have ever made, and sees MacGowan crooning in a way that is more reminiscent of Tom Waits than anyone else.
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About Rum Sodomy & the Lash. The album’s title is taken from a quotation attributed to Winston Churchill: Don’t talk to me about naval tradition. It’s nothing but rum, sodomy, and the lash. Rum Sodomy & the Lash Q&A. Producers Elvis Costello & Philip Chevron. Writers Eric Bogle, Ewan MacColl, Jem Finer & 5 more. More The Pogues albums.
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Rum Sodomy & the Lash is the second album by the Anglo-Irish musical group The Pogues, released in 1985. The title is taken from a quote often attributed to Winston Churchill ("Don't talk to me about naval tradition. It's nothing but rum, sodomy, and the lash.