The Pogues discography highlights:
- The Pogues was formed in 1977 at London, England by Shane MacGowan, Peter Stacy and Jem Finer. At first though the band, or the first incarnation of it was called "The Millwall Chainsaws". On the 1980s the name was changed to "The New Republicans". In 1982 James Fearnley joined the band and they started calling themselves Pogue Mahone which was eventually shortened to The Pogues.
- In 1984, The Pogues signed a recording deal with Stiff Records which released the band's debut album "Red Roses for Me" in October the same year. Some of the thirteen tracks on the album were punk versions of traditional Irish folk songs, some were composed by the band.
- Due to continuous problems with his reliability, the vocalist Shane MacGowan was fired from the band in 1991 and was replaced by "Joe Strummer" for a while. But eventually Peter Stacy took the place permanently.
- In February 1996, the band released its seventh and last studio album called "Pogue Mahone". The album was not successful commercially. After the release of the album Jem Finer left the band and the remaining members decided to break up. Show more
- From 2001 The Pogues have been active again playing shows and touring mainly in the UK. The line-up have included also the former singer Shane MacGowan.