Philip Chevron

Philip Chevron of The Pogues died yesterday aged 56. He’d been diagnosed with cancer of the head and neck back in 2007 and in 2012 was given the all clear. The tumour came back and took his life yesterday morning. Philip’s best loved song is the truly great Thousands Are Sailing, which I’ve posted before. This song- Haunted- was from the soundtrack of Alex Cox’s Sid And Nancy film, sung by Cait O’Riordan, and deserves to be more widely known. RIP Philip Chevron.

Haunted

Swim To Me, Let Me Enfold You

Beautiful live version of the Starsailor’s death trip song; it keeps vanishing from Youtube so watch while it’s hot. The album version is less folky, more…twinkly and disorientating. But this is superb too- entrancing and with the original line about being as puzzled as the oyster, which he later changed to ‘as a new born child’ after someone laughed at it. I’m not a big fan of the rest of his output but this song is entrancing. Quite appropriate really.