How important are The Pogues?
There is presently a discussion on another site(where I’m keeping a low profile just now) about this band. It’s claimed that they are "highly influential" in the spread of Irish music.
However, my "alter ego" felt obliged to make comment, as you’ll see.
Anyway, my point is that despite the fact that The Pogues were(are) a "fun band" who have brought a certain brand(very commercial type) of Irish music to the masses, I’d suggest that their influence has actually been very limited in the great scheme of things.
How many of you out there, for instance, started playing or performing;-) tunes after listening to The Pogues? I’m sure the journey (for most of you) has been much more complicated than this.