Crock of Gold: A Few Rounds with Shane McGowan plus Q&A with the director
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Crock of Gold: A Few Rounds with Shane McGowan plus Q&A with the director (Julien Temple, 2020)
Shane McGowan gets the Julien Temple treatment with the help of a limelight grabbing Johnny Depp, in this superb rockumentary and box office hit from last year. Success comes late in the film but modern-day Shane McGowan, 62, is there from the start, looking and sounding 25 years older than his age. The wit is preserved but he’s locked in a failing body; trapped in a cage of his admittedly unashamed making. The transition from punk bands to The Pogues’ contemporary reimaginings of Irish tradition is great to see. Music seems to have saved Shane. At least for a time. The definitive documentary on the Irish music icon. Read DMovies’s review of Crock of Gold: A Few Rounds with Shane McGowan here.