The Pogues known around the globe for their music, especially around Christmas time. Their song 'Fairytale of New York' is one of the most loved Christmas songs of all time, but not many know the depth of addiction and sobreity abuse that lead singer Shane MacGowan suffered.
In a new documentary titled Crock of Gold out start of December, it documents MacGowan’s rise, his fall, his further descent, another period of falling, and the final push to sobriety that included his 60th birthday celebration with Nick Cave. As the new trailer suggests, both director and subject have a sense of humor about the journey.
Produced by Johnny Deep, the documentary looks like a great but tragic watch - full of great Irish music.
Watch it above.