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The Men They Couldn't Hang (TMTCH) are a British rock band whose mixture of folk and punk is not dissimilar to that of The Pogues (in fact founder member Shanne Bradley was a member of Shane MacGowan's first band the Nipple Erectors), although they have not enjoyed the same commercial or critical success as MacGowan's group.

The original group consisted of Stefan Cush (Vocals, Guitar), Paul Simmonds (Guitar, Bouzouki, Mandolin, Keyboards), Phil "Swill" Odgers (Vocals, Guitar, Tin Whistle, Melodica), Jon… read more

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  • Avatar for VinnyCrever
    Kinda underrated as for me..
  • Avatar for Dankel50
    One of my favorite bands, I used to have most of their stuff on vinyl but now only have a few things on CD - saw them live in the mid 80s and they were great!
  • Avatar for ItsGizmo
    Great band loved their versions of The Battle of Cable Street ( fuck fascism) and The Green Fields of France ( Lest We Forget, FGAU)
  • Avatar for McGill59
    Been a fan since Waiting For Bonaparte. Went to Cush's 50th birthday bash in Llandeilo last year. what a fantastic night. Can't wait to see them play again. Superb, superb band
  • Avatar for mad_tea
    one of my first bands I've seen live. was the lion & unicorn tour. what a great band.
  • Avatar for Gilistes
    Saw them yesterday. Good band!
  • Avatar for RobertMeadows
    Saw them at their 'last' gig in 1991 at the Town and Country club. It was a good night.
  • Avatar for Kriegslok
    25th Anniversary gig rumoured for 18th May at an as yet undisclosed location.......
  • Avatar for TheHagMan
    Real pity there is nothing on, they were as good as the Pogues in my mind, sadly neglected here!
  • Avatar for danextpope
    Also possibly the only band to have a song about grave-robbing...

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