Saturday, August 11, 2012

Body of an American -- Traditional Irish Song

Some of the Irish songs don't translate well over on our side of the pond.  They're too mawkishly sentimental, dreary, and lyrics to drink your Jamieson's to.

Here's one that isn't; a song by the Pogues entitled "Body of an American," played with traditional Irish instruments.  Though it's done by a punk band, they followed the old rules!

Erin Go Bragh!

This song was used in The Wire at McNulty's Irish wake.  It was an inspired moment in this fine program:


  1. The Wire was mentioned by Jay recently as being his favorite show. It's not on Netflix yet so I haven't seen it.