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Rum Sodomy & the Lash is the second album by the Anglo-Irish musical group The Pogues, released in 1985.

The title is taken from a quote often attributed to Winston Churchill ("Don't talk to me about naval tradition. It's nothing but rum, sodomy, and the lash.") Singer and primary songwriter Shane MacGowan claimed that the title was suggested by drummer Andrew Ranken.

The cover artwork is based on The Raft of the Medusa, a painting by Théodore Géricault, with… read more



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  • Avatar for rzilch
    One of the best albums in that category of music, one of the best covers of all ever done.
  • Avatar for venividivicious
    Correct. [2] Great album!
  • Avatar for houghster27
    Classic Album by the way!
  • Avatar for houghster27
    @Scott_H There's no comma on the album cover, although it's obviously said as if it does have one.
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  • Avatar for gsm007g
    Winston Churchill (“Don’t talk to me about naval tradition. It’s nothing but rum, sodomy, and the lash.”) ....What the Hell It's Life...Cheers!
  • Avatar for Hellraiser917
    fuckin classic...great when minute dancing about like a twat and the next your crying into yer beer...
  • Avatar for Nochek
    classic. lOve.
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  • Avatar for IAJP
    GREAT album!!

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