DeeDeeMahone wrote:A Pair of Brown Eyes" is a single by The Pogues, their first to make the UK Top 100, peaking at Number 71. It featured on the band's second album, Rum, Sodomy, and the Lash, and was composed by Pogues front man Shane MacGowan, on the melody of "Wild Mountain Thyme", also known as "Will Ye Go Lassie Go," a song by Francis McPeake in a traditional Irish folk style.
The music video for "A Pair of Brown Eyes" was directed in 1985 by Alex Cox and was set in a Nineteen Eighty-Four-esque Britain with Margaret Thatcher in the place of Big Brother as a supreme, god-like authoritarian figure. The video featured roles played by band members as well as a cameo by Elvis Costello.
A cameo by Elvis Costello?
philipchevron wrote:Woody wrote:The video is my absolute favourite video! Did the dog have any meaning, and into which club the song became Live by-formed? Is there actually a favourite video, or a video trick happened where somewhat particularly merry?
The "live" section was filmed at the Pindar Of Wakefield, Kings Cross, London, now called The Water Rats. It was a venue especially associated with early Pogues. If you look carefully, you can see a couple of Shillelagh Sisters in the live section.
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