A Furious Devotion: Capturing the chaotic life and times of Irish rock’s hellraiser

Richard Balls’s biography of the Pogues former frontman Shane MacGowan is a colourful and lively read, even if it tends towards the misty-eyed at times

21st December, 2021
A Furious Devotion: Capturing the chaotic life and times of Irish rock’s hellraiser
Shane MacGowan performing live in 2005: subject of an enjoyable if sentimental new biography. Picture: Michel Linssen/Redferns

BIOGRAPHY

A Furious Devotion: The Life of Shane MacGowan

By Richard Balls

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