Decomposition Podcast

Fairytale of New York- The Pogues (feat. Kirsty MacColl) Decomposition

Episode Summary

This week Brad and Katie decompose the 1987 song by the Pogues "Fairytale of New York."

Episode Notes

The Pogues never had a hit in the U.S. However, this song has become an annual favorite on radio stations all over the country and has landed on the British charts 14 times. I guess if Elvis Costello dares you to write a Christmas song then you do it. We get into their possible homophobia, drug use, binge drinking, and the sad story behind this very non-traditional Christmas song/ Irish folk tune. Is it somehow inspired by An American Tale? Then we spend some time discussing the tragic story of Kirsty MacColl's life and the very WTF circumstances behind it. All that and Katie's perspective on the "Baby It's Cold Outside," nonsense.