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Unread 22-12-2017, 09:48 PM
HarkNowHear
 
Default Joe Strummer

15 years man

RIP
 
Unread 23-12-2017, 08:13 AM
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Unread 23-12-2017, 10:07 AM
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Joe has got to be up there with the greatest lyricists ever for me.

The range of his subject matter is immense.

Wanting to write political, historical and social commentary songs is one thing, but to have the talent and wit to pull that off is, for me, endlessly impressive.

I miss him a lot.
 
Unread 23-12-2017, 10:13 AM
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A resentful and rebellious posh kid with a working class fetish. Punk was so childish in retrospect.
 
Unread 23-12-2017, 10:24 AM
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A resentful and rebellious posh kid with a working class fetish. Punk was so childish in retrospect.


Nah, The Clash mattered.

They've defined music for me since I was about 16 years old.

I've never forgotten a teacher when I was at at secondary school who printed out the lyrics to Washington Bullets and led a discussion on US policies in Central America based on it.

I saw them once in the Combat Rock era, I saw BAD and I saw Strummer and The Mescaleros loads of times and loved every gig.
 
Unread 23-12-2017, 10:33 AM
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A resentful and rebellious posh kid with a working class fetish. Punk was so childish in retrospect.
Partly true, strummer had a comfortable upbringing, but from the age of 18 he lived in squats, worked as a gravedigger, and played grotty venues with the 101ers....never fell back on daddy’s money, not that daddy had much

And as subbers said, he was the voice of a generation...

 
Unread 23-12-2017, 10:56 AM
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Was with bez at the hacienda on night joe whilst puressence where playing there Makes you think
 
Unread 23-12-2017, 11:11 AM
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Was with bez at the hacienda on night joe whilst puressence where playing there Makes you think
....on the night joe died?
 
Unread 23-12-2017, 11:25 AM
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Was with bez at the hacienda on night joe whilst puressence where playing there Makes you think
Did anything come of the nihilists ?
 
Unread 23-12-2017, 11:28 AM
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Best band of the era - saw them many times - solo stuff ok as well.

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