Thursday, December 19, 2013
There's a bit more grit here than you might expect, given the recordings' 1960s origins. The boys all sound as if they've had one or two pints and are ready to have a good time. It walks right on that edge of being too mannered and a wreck. I assume that for the time, these recordings would be analogous to what the Pogues were doing in the 80s.