“My progress has been fitful,” Cathal Coughlan once said of his career. In the Irish songwriter’s life, there were certainly “anti-career” moments. His original band Microdisney supported David Bowie in concert then immediately split up. He shoved a Virgin Mary souvenir up his backside in a typically riotous performance with The Fatima Mansions. And as Bubonique, he recorded an album called ‘Trance Arse Volume 3’ with the comedian Sean Hughes. Now that’s a career.
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