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The Decemberists' 2006 album The Crane Wife includes a song about the group, titled "Shankill Butchers", casting them as bogeymen that mothers tell their children about before bed to get them to behave.

The "Shankill Butchers" were a group of UVF members involved in a large number of loyalist terrorist activities in Belfast, Northern Ireland, in the 1970s. The Butchers' chief notoriety came from late-night abduction, torture and cut-throat murders of random members of the Roman Catholic community, although they… read more

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