Shane McGowan’s Teeth: A New Christmas TV Tradition?

No one has a better smile than the Pogues’ Shane McGowan. And by that I mean worst smile.

Pogues - Shane McGowan teeth

Charming.

However, there is good news. After decades of dental horror, Shane is finally paying attention to his choppers. Sky Arts TV in the UK has commissioned a documentary about Shane’s progress towards some semblance of oral hygiene.

Shane MacGowan: A Wreck Reborn follows Shane through some industrial-level dental work on his way to getting a set of dentures. The NME quotes creative director Ian Lamarra: “Shane is one of the great songwriters ever produced in Great Britain and Ireland, and we want this film to reflect that. It’s got a great PR-able new angle on the Shane MacGowan story and it will leap out of the Christmas schedule.”

Watch out, A Charlie Brown Christmas.

(Via Tom)

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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