Joe Strummer R.I.P.

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  1. Bro. Curtis

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    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/music/2600669.stm

    50 seems a little young to die.

    These guys were my hero's in '79-'82,(along with so many others).

    Along with Elvis Costello, The Police, and the Boomtown Rats, they got rid of the idea that Punk Rock had no musicianship.

    Anyways, [​IMG]
     
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    I heard it on NPR this morning. 50 is very young to die, yes.

    I'm gonna feel really old for doing this -- but kids today have no idea what real punk is! :D
     
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    There has always been a counter to commercial music, people making music for music's sake.

    In the late '60's, a band called "MC.5" were making loud, anti-"hippie peace love" music very furious, angst-driven music for those who were turned off by the commercialism and mindless drivel of bands like "The Lovin' Spoonful", or "The Mamas and Papas".

    The "New York Dolls" took over where they left off. Then "The Ramones" and "Motorhead", and a few others came out in the early to mid '70s. At the height of the late 70s "Disco" craze, Punk Rock, as it had grown to be called, started getting more of an audience. Often, these bands like "Sex Pistols" or "LA's wasted Youth" had absolutely no talent. They were just loud, angry, awful music.

    And eventually, Punk became acceptable, and then watered down, and then commercial. But bands like "The Clash" did everything they could to stay out of the limelight. They sold millions of records, but could go out in public without being recognized. They had little airplay, and very little MTV exposure, but were held in high regard by the real music fans, and critics.

    Actually, "The Clash" transcended Punk Rock, embracing other styles of music in their records, but without losing their angry edge.
     
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    50 is way too young.
     
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    hi bro curtis yes 50 seems to be 2 young 2 die.but thats life i like joestummer and the clash.they are the band that matters.who can forget "i fought the law","radio clash" and "rock the cashbah".ive seen him in one of the episode of new music (a canadian music show) being interviewed it was aired maybe 4 days after his death it was eerie for me.he made mention of death.(i forgot what he really said to that interview).he has a new band but i dont like their music.anyway his a good musician and good musician leaves the best marks.

    lol i thought people here doesnt rock in my church they dont like rock. [​IMG]
     
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    yes 50 is young but Rock the Casbar will live on..
    so punk rock will never die out as long as they do
    not lose the master copy of ROCK THE CASBAR ROCK THE CASBAR........ He only did a concert a week before he died for the firemen here in the UK but
    suffered a MAJOR heart attack. Just out of interest he lived only a few miles from me and I never new it. I loved the above song and could have got it signed by him quite easily. Oh well
    but he was a very nice Man.

    Rom
     
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    He was a great man.

    Often mischaracterized by his political enemies though.

    There's no doubt he was a leftist... in fact, a socialist. But he certainly opposed oppression in all forms.

    Observe from "Washington Bullets":

    "If you can find an Afghan rebel
    That the Moscow bullets missed
    Ask him what he thinks of voting Communist...
    ...Ask the Dalai Lama in the hills of Tibet,
    How many monks did the Chinese get?"
     
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    ??? :confused:
     

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