With Just A Hint Of Mayhem

Music trivia, useless info, extra added random stuff and the odd rant from me

“And on the jukebox Johnny sang about a thing called love” December 18, 2013


The+Pogues+-+Rum+Sodomy+&+The+Lash+-+CD+ALBUM-421027Did you know that the title of the Pogues second album ‘Rum, Sodomy And The Lash‘ released in 1985 supposedly took its title from a Winston Churchill quote. Apparently when asked about seafaring traditions Churchill said “Naval tradition? Don’t talk to me about naval tradition. It’s nothing but rum, sodomy and the lash. The band’s drummer Andrew Ranken found the quote and suggested it for the album title. The album was produced by Elvis Costello who married band member Cait O’Riordan the following year. The LP reached number 13 in the UK album charts.

 

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