This is 'Red Roses for Me', the 1984 debut album from The Pogues.
While not part of the modern folkpunk community, many people into the style like to discuss them, along with The Violent Femmes and Billy Bragg, as earlier versions of the crossover between the punk sneer and folk instrumentation.
The Pogues became famous for melding together traditional melodies (and in some cases lyrics) with frontman Shane MacGowan's penchant for rowdy, street-ready vocal style that seemed to breathe a new and authentic life into melodies that had continued to soften in prior decades.
While not their best or most well-known record, this debut is a very important set of recordings as it acts as their mission statement and was seen as a wholly refreshing take on the music at the time. It's also decidedly the fastest, embracing the breakneck speed of punk overtop traditional instrumentation. This created their unmistakable sound.
This is my CD copy from the really nicely assembled 'Pogues: 30 Years' box set put out by Rhino UK. Honestly, if you're a fan of the Pogues, this box is all of their studio albums plus their live album with Joe Strummer of The Clash, for like $30.
Like I've mentioned, I don't discuss these folks often as I try to focus on the folkpunk community, which certainly did not exist during The Pogues' era. However, i do enjoy them a great deal and will most likely eventually end up talking about all their studio albums.
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