- 18 Nov 04
It's the closest record to capture the real Pogues.
In recording If I Should Fall From Grace With God, the band had really settled in terms of knowing where we were going. Because of record company problems, we actually ended up touring the album before we had recorded it. The problems were such that we even went to record a solo album under my name, as I was the only one not signed to Stiff Records. Through that we came out with what were really demos for the album. So we knew the material inside out really. It was an album that was great fun to record. My memories are definitely of happy times and a lot of fun. Steve Lillywhite’s production really enhanced the record I think. It’s the closest record to capture the real Pogues. I mean I was never totally happy with The Pogues’ records. The band was always much better live and that was never quite captured in the studio. If I Should Fall From Grace With God came closest though and in that regard I think it’s the band’s best album.