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Happy Birthday Joe Strummer

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Cool as Fuck

And, thank you TTK for remembering

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24 minutes ago, mjazzg said:

Cool as Fuck

And, thank you TTK for remembering

As Leonard Cohen would say, I'm your man.  :tup

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4 minutes ago, Teasing the Korean said:

As Leonard Cohen would say, I'm your man.  :tup

You are indeed :tup

I'm off on a Clash nostalgia trip now.  Mind you, I was discussing Sandanista only last weekend in a record shop. Biggest rock music regret never seeing them live when I had so many chances.

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6 minutes ago, mjazzg said:

You are indeed :tup

I'm off on a Clash nostalgia trip now.  Mind you, I was discussing Sandanista only last weekend in a record shop. Biggest rock music regret never seeing them live when I had so many chances.

I was supposed to see them in 1982, and they cancelled.  Oh, well. 

I recently listened to Sandinista for the first time in literally decades - I don't listen to much "rock" music these days -  and I was totally blown away by the range and textures.  They sure progressed in a short amount of time. 

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1 minute ago, Teasing the Korean said:

I was supposed to see them in 1982, and they cancelled.  Oh, well. 

I recently listened to Sandinista for the first time in literally decades - I don't listen to much "rock" music these days -  and I was totally blown away by the range and textures.  They sure progressed in a short amount of time. 

Ah, that's a great shame.  I haven't listened to Sandanista for probably 20 years but I was in a 2nd hand store and they were discussing what to price it at - they went for £20. 

I remember it as a little sprawling but, as you say, very varied. I should try and find my copy.

I still remember buying 'London Calling' on release day after school and then buying the CD after work on the day Strummer died as I didn't have a turntable set up then.

 

 

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Is Strummer dead? I never knew that. I once saw him in Camden joining the Pogues. It was in 1987, if I remember well.

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9 minutes ago, Bluesnik said:

Is Strummer dead? 

Yes, for almost 20 years.  That's why there has never been a Clash reunion. :(

Since this is a jazz-centric message board, here are the Clash doing Mose Allison:

 

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4 hours ago, Teasing the Korean said:

I was supposed to see them in 1982, and they cancelled.  Oh, well. 

That would have been the Combat Rock tour. I saw them in June 1982, and remember thinking at the time that it was too bad I hadn't been able to catch them on one of their earlier tours, but leaving that aside the setlist for the show I saw was damn good:

  1. Jimmy Jazz
  2. London Calling
  3. Safe European Home
  4. Car Jamming
  5. The Guns of Brixton
  6. Train in Vain
  7. Wrong Emboyo
  8. The Magnificent Seven
  9. Junco Partner
  10. Know Your Rights
  11. Clash City Rockers
  12. Should I Stay or Should I Go
  13. Career Opportunities
  14. Rock the Casbah
  15. Janie Jones
  16. Somebody Got Murdered
  17. Clampdown
  18. Armigedeon Time
  19. Police on My Back
  20. I Fought the Law
  21. Straight to Hell
  22. Police and Thieves
  23. Bankrobber

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I loved The Clash but only saw them live once on a double bill with the English Beat. I remember thinking they must have thought it was counter revolutionary to get the audience  off, while The English Beat represented everything the  Clash talked about just by their presence.  OTOH I've heard people who saw the same show say that the Clash changed their life that night. (IIRC It was at the Palladium in LA.) 

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1 hour ago, Dave Garrett said:

That would have been the Combat Rock tour. I saw them in June 1982, and remember thinking at the time that it was too bad I hadn't been able to catch them on one of their earlier tours, but leaving that aside the setlist for the show I saw was damn good:

  1. Jimmy Jazz
  2. London Calling
  3. Safe European Home
  4. Car Jamming
  5. The Guns of Brixton
  6. Train in Vain
  7. Wrong Emboyo
  8. The Magnificent Seven
  9. Junco Partner
  10. Know Your Rights
  11. Clash City Rockers
  12. Should I Stay or Should I Go
  13. Career Opportunities
  14. Rock the Casbah
  15. Janie Jones
  16. Somebody Got Murdered
  17. Clampdown
  18. Armigedeon Time
  19. Police on My Back
  20. I Fought the Law
  21. Straight to Hell
  22. Police and Thieves
  23. Bankrobber

Great set.  Sorry I missed it!

45 minutes ago, medjuck said:

I loved The Clash but only saw them live once on a double bill with the English Beat. I remember thinking they must have thought it was counter revolutionary to get the audience  off, while The English Beat represented everything the  Clash talked about just by their presence.  OTOH I've heard people who saw the same show say that the Clash changed their life that night. (IIRC It was at the Palladium in LA.) 

That must have been a great double bill.  I loved them both.  

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God love The Beat, this meant so very much at the time

 

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I saw The Clash once, in a Times Square club called Bonds.  This was a large space on the second floor of a building, where Bond’s Men’s Clothiers used to be (hence the club’s name).  They were booked for a week, but the promoters oversold tickets.  The City stopped the concerts, and only allowed them to continue if the band stayed for a second week and the original week’s tickets were split in half, so the show I saw was pretty airy.  I wasn’t really into The Clash but thought I’d seize the opportunity to see them and perhaps “get converted;” I wasn’t, though.  The Slits opened.

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26 minutes ago, mjzee said:

I saw The Clash once, in a Times Square club called Bonds.  This was a large space on the second floor of a building, where Bond’s Men’s Clothiers used to be (hence the club’s name).  They were booked for a week, but the promoters oversold tickets.  The City stopped the concerts, and only allowed them to continue if the band stayed for a second week and the original week’s tickets were split in half, so the show I saw was pretty airy.  I wasn’t really into The Clash but thought I’d seize the opportunity to see them and perhaps “get converted;” I wasn’t, though.  The Slits opened.

A famous stand for them. 

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I was trying to remember where I saw the Pogues with Joe Strummer in London, Camden Town, and I remembered it as a famous venue, but I just confirmed it was at The Electric Ballroom. But I never have seen The Clash, and I think they came to my city in 1981. But I loved them, very much over the Sex Pistols. The Clash were rock and the Pistols not, as far as I'm concerned.

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Very good article, and it comes to prove my point.

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Did Joe Strummer ever walk into a grocery store and hear "Rock the Casbah" being played as part of the store's background music?

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56 minutes ago, gvopedz said:

Did Joe Strummer ever walk into a grocery store and hear "Rock the Casbah" being played as part of the store's background music?

If he didn't, I'm sure his accountant did.

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Is it possible that he together with some other rock musicians of their band (I don´t know their name) did a DB interview somewhere in the early 80´s. Since DB (not to my personal pleasure) featured also other kinds of music than jazz, I read some names during those years I was a subscriber.

I don´t remember what they said in that interview but I´m sure they were not as articulate as Charlie Watts who also did a DB interview. 

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