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Philip Chevron

Postby kev on Wed Oct 09, 2013 9:41 am

Woke up in Fort Worth to some sad news. Philip Chevron might not be a name you recognise but he was one of the key players (or perhaps I should say one of the other key players) in The Pogues. I know we only ever hear "Fairy Tale of New York" these days but there was a period in the early 80s when bands like The Poges and The Men They Couldn't Hang were all over late night radio. If you weren't into the post-punk, gothy type indie at the time, the Pogues and their ilk was the place to be!

Head and neck cancer. Sh*t, that's really horrible!

Chevron wasn't much for being a solo artist but he released a fantastic double A-side single produced by Elvis Costello in 84 or 85. It was his very atmospheric take on Brenden Behan's "The Captains And The Kings" that got played on the radio a few time but it's the other side, "Faithful Departed" that's available on youtube (do have a listen to "Captains" if you get the chance, it's excellent!).

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