Stephen Chopek “Gabrielle” (The Nips cover)

Stephen Chopek recently released Songs of Shane, Vol. 2, the follow up to his first tribute to Shane MacGowan of the Pogues fame. Chopek said he decided to make Vol. 2 while watching Julien Temple’s 2020 documentary, Crock of Gold: A Few Rounds with Shane MacGowan. When he heard the intro to “Gabrielle” by Shane’s first band The Nips, Stephen felt compelled to record an updated version.

The instrumentation changes a bit but “Gabrielle” is largely faithful to the original. The biggest difference is the shine of modern recording. It is a little less dingy sounding, instead brighter and in technicolor.

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