On this day in 1985, The Pogues’ Rum Sodomy And The Lash was released by Stiff. The group’s second album was produced by Elvis Costello, by now dating bass player and his future wife Cait O’Riordan. To promote it, A Pair Of Brown Eyes, Sally McLennane and Dirty Old Town were issued as singles, although they failed to darken the Top 40. But the album was a different matter. It reached no 13 and remained in the UK album chart for 14 weeks – a welcome boost for Stiff’s ailing accounts.