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The Pogues - Rum Sodomy & The Lash FLAC album

Performer: The Pogues
Genre: Rock
Title: Rum Sodomy & The Lash
Country: UK
Released: 1988
Style: Folk Rock, Alternative Rock, Punk
FLAC version ZIP size: 1533 mb
MP3 version ZIP size: 1271 mb
WMA version ZIP size: 1866 mb
Rating: 4.3
Votes: 195
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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.

Album · 1984 · 18 Songs. The Very Best of The Pogues. 30:30 The Essential Collection. If I Should Fall from Grace With God. 30:30 The Essential Collection (Deluxe).

Rum Sodomy & the Lash is the second studio album by the London-based folk punk band The Pogues, released on 5 August 1985. The album reached number 13 in the UK charts. The track "A Pair of Brown Eyes", based on an older Irish tune, reached number 72 in the UK singles chart. The Old Main Drag" later appeared on the soundtrack to the film My Own Private Idaho. 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

Artists The Pogues Rum Sodomy & the Lash. Rum Sodomy & the Lash The Pogues. Rum Sodomy & the Lash. This album has an average beat per minute of 135 BPM (slowest/fastest tempos: 104/166 BPM). See its BPM profile at the bottom of the page. Tracklist Rum Sodomy & the Lash. 1. The Sick Bed of Cuchulainn.


A1 The Sick Bed Of Cúchulainn 3:01
A2 The Old Main Drag 3:19
A3 Wild Cats Of Kilkenny 2:49
A4 I'm A Man You Don't Meet Every Day 2:55
A5 A Pair Of Brown Eyes 5:07
A6 Sally MacLenanne 2:44
B1 Dirty Old Town 3:46
B2 Jesse James 2:58
B3 Navigator 4:13
B4 Billy's Bones 2:03
B5 The Gentleman Soldier 2:04
B6 And The Band Played Waltzing Matilda 8:10

Companies, etc.

  • Copyright (c) – TELDEC Schallplatten GmbH
  • Licensed From – Stiff Records Ltd.
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Upfront
  • Copyright (c) – Upfront
  • Marketed By – TELDEC Schallplatten GmbH
  • Distributed By – TELDEC Schallplatten GmbH
  • Mastered At – Teldec-Studio, Berlin


  • Engineer – Nick Robbins, Paul Scully
  • Fiddle – Henry Benagh
  • Horns – Dick Cuthell
  • Mastered By [DMM] – CS-B-III*
  • Producer – Elvis Costello
  • Uilleann Pipes – Tommy Keane


DMM Direct Metal Mastering

On label:
(RUM 5008)
(P) 1985 Licensed by Stiff Records (C) 1988 TELDEC

On backsleeve:
(RUM 5008)
6.26802 AP
Made in Germany. (P) 1985 & (C) 1988 Upfront.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 4 001406 268021
  • Label Code: LC 8223
  • Rights Society: GEMA
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A label): 6.26802-01-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B label): 6.26802-01-2
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, stamped / etched): DMM A C-6.26 802-01-1 CS-B-III
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, stamped / etched): DMM A 0 C-6.26 802-01-1 CS-B-III
  • Price Code: AP

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
SEEZ 58 The Pogues Rum Sodomy & The Lash ‎(LP, Album) Stiff Records SEEZ 58 UK 1985
SEEZ 58 The Pogues Rum Sodomy & The Lash ‎(LP, Album, Bla) Stiff Records SEEZ 58 Ireland 1985
825646255894 The Pogues Rum Sodomy & The Lash ‎(LP, Album, RE, RM, 180) Pogue Mahone Records 825646255894 Europe 2015
CDSEEZ 58 The Pogues Rum, Sodomy & The Lash ‎(CD, Album) Stiff Records CDSEEZ 58 Switzerland 1985
825646255894 The Pogues Rum Sodomy & The Lash ‎(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Red) Pogue Mahone Records 825646255894 Europe 2015