Joe Strummer R.I.P.

in General Discussion edited January 2014
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Wow, this is sad news. The main force behind the Clash is gone and great solo work. Sorta speechless...

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  • Reply 1 of 16
    bungebunge Posts: 7,329member
    Also gone is a reunion tour and new album. I guess that could be seen as good or bad, but I'm happy he's left behind a great body of work.
  • Reply 2 of 16
    ****, ****, ****[email protected]****, ****, ****....g
  • Reply 3 of 16
    amorphamorph Posts: 7,112member

    I'll have to blast London Calling in tribute when I get home.

    RIP, Joe.
  • Reply 4 of 16
    Damn. Bugger.
  • Reply 5 of 16
    You should change the subject. Its Strummer, not Stummer.
  • Reply 6 of 16
    709709 Posts: 2,016member
    Very Sad. I'm gonna have to dust off the old LPs today and put on Combat Rock. Not their best album, but 'Straight to Hell' is probably my favorite song they ever did. RIP.
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    applenutapplenut Posts: 5,768member
  • Reply 8 of 16
    In every dingy basement on every dingy street

    I hear every dragging hand-clap over every dragging beat.

    That?s just the beat of time, the beat that must go on.

    If you?ve been trying for years, then we already heard your song.

    <a href=""; target="_blank">Death or Glory</a> becomes just another story

    Death or Glory becomes just another story

    [ 12-23-2002: Message edited by: spaceman_spiff ]</p>
  • Reply 9 of 16
    bungebunge Posts: 7,329member
    [quote]Originally posted by 709:

    <strong>... but 'Straight to Hell' is probably my favorite song they ever did. RIP.</strong><hr></blockquote>

    Do yourself a favor and go buy the movie.
  • Reply 10 of 16
    [quote]Originally posted by Willoughby:

    <strong>You should change the subject. Its Strummer, not Stummer. </strong><hr></blockquote>

    Yeah, sorry Joe and Willoughby...being half awake and in shock this morning will do that to you.

    The Clash will always be second favorite punk rock band...with the Ramones being first...jeez...Joey died before his induction into the R&R Hall of Fame and now Strummer dies before his...weird...but life is ****in' wierd.

  • Reply 11 of 16
    pscatespscates Posts: 5,847member
    I just heard this on the way home from work, on the radio.

    Wow. He was only 50 too. They're saying "heart attack" on CNN. His wife and kids were with him and are "requesting privacy during this harrowing time", as they should.

    Some great music and definitely a pioneering artist.

    How odd. 2002 hasn't been kind to old punks, has it?

  • Reply 12 of 16
    I got the chance to see him a couple of years ago and all I can is what a talent. Great performer and songwriter. He'll be missed.
  • Reply 13 of 16
    Never got to see one of my favorite bands, but thanks to a live music collectors list I belong to, I have a very, very sweet 2-disc soundboard recording of The Clash playing at The Bottom Line Casino, NYC, 6-13-81. It's absolutely incredible!

    In honor of Joe's passing, I will burn and mail it to anyone who requests it. For those who don't like giving an address to someone on the Net, use a PO box.

    Just PM me with your mailing address (or your email, and I'll email you for your mailing address)

    FormerLurker, aka DigiMonkey at m a c dot c o m
  • Reply 14 of 16
    Over at the BBC there's <a href=""; target="_blank">this article</a> with a page of tributes. I especially liked the one from Brett, London, U.K.

    [quote]In answer to your question, you should have stayed, Joe<hr></blockquote>

    [ 12-24-2002: Message edited by: spaceman_spiff ]</p>
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    ibrowseibrowse Posts: 1,749member

  • Reply 16 of 16
    quickquick Posts: 227member
    Their first and only gig they ever did here in Switzerland, back in 1978, comes to my memory. What a time this was!

    R.I.P. Joe Strummer.

    [ 12-24-2002: Message edited by: Quick ]</p>
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