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Christy Moore's Great Escape

Mark Cooper, MOJO, October 1996

IN THE GOOD old bad old days,Christy Moore was the Brendan Behan, the Shane MacGowan, of his generation. A wild troubadour lashing out at himself and the world around him. He was drunk, drugged up and consumed with anger. He raged against injustice and exploitation in general and, after a visit to Long Kesh prison in 1976, in Northern Ireland in particular. Christy Moore was the wild man of Ireland, a maverick republican who was somehow in exile in his own country.

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