The Lost Decade is a
The Lost Decade is a 50,000-word history of the Pogues. In the mid-80’s I was living in London, playing in a band called The Elephant Boys. We played a lot at the same club The Pogues did, so we got to know them. One night after a show, singer Shane MacGowan was standing in the street, holding a bottle of whisky. He backed up and a car whammed into him. He flew 10 feet through the air and landed on his butt, but somehow managed to keep the whisky bottle from falling out of his hand. He stood up, took a swig, and walked onto the sidewalk as if nothing had happened.