Author Topic: Joe Strummer  (Read 51187 times)

Offline FredNoTimeToBe2021

  • The Servant
  • *******
  • Posts: 11304
    • View Profile
Joe Strummer
« on: December 23, 2002, 03:21:04 PM »
I was very sorry to hear the awful news of Joe's death today. All the recent accounts I've read of his shows suggested he was on top form and in excellent health - I guess you never know what's in store for you.

I had the very good fortune to see The Clash/Joe 5 or 6 times and met him on a couple of occasions and found him to be a great guy.

He will be sadly missed.
TV SM!TH - for GREAT songs "and the beer and the company"! (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bY0BH5vU2hs)

Offline Kaenga

  • Great Explorer
  • *****
  • Posts: 530
    • View Profile
    • http://www.beepworld.de/members59/chaos-kaenga/
    • Email
Joe Strummer
« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2002, 03:27:50 PM »
as i sad before.
Sad news.
There you can post
http://www.strummernews.com
------------------------------------------------------
Music is security.
Music is my life , helps me to survive.

Wo ich bin herrscht das Chaos doch zum Glück bin ich nicht überall!!!

Offline Uli

  • Moderator
  • The Servant
  • *****
  • Posts: 10746
    • View Profile
sad
« Reply #2 on: December 23, 2002, 03:51:56 PM »
Yes, it is shocking because it happened so suddenly, out of the blue. When I first read a message about it, I couldn't really believe it.  :(
Every day this bus goes the same old route...

Offline Alan

  • The Newshound
  • Cast Of Thousands
  • ******
  • Posts: 4551
    • View Profile
Joe
« Reply #3 on: December 23, 2002, 07:19:57 PM »
A great shame.

Alan

Class of 79

  • Guest
Joe Strummer
« Reply #4 on: December 23, 2002, 09:50:56 PM »
Heard while at work today, a real great artist.

chris

  • Guest
Joe Strummer
« Reply #5 on: December 23, 2002, 09:57:56 PM »
here's the story, I got it from another site....

Joe Strummer, the leader of legendary Seventies punk band The Clash, has died of a suspected heart attack aged 50.
A spokesman for Strummer, real name John Graham Mellor, said the singer died at home in Broomfield, Somerset, on Sunday.

A post mortem examination is to be performed to confirm the cause of death.

Strummer formed The Clash in the mid Seventies. Along with the Sex Pistols, they were the figureheads of the punk scene that put London on the map as the centre of the musical world.

U2 frontman Bono paid tribute to Strummer on Monday saying: "The Clash was the greatest rock band. They wrote the rule book for U2. It's such a shock."

Bob Geldof - a musical contemporary as frontman for the Boomtown Rats - said he admired their refusal to sell out.

"I know for a fact they were offered huge amounts of money," he told the BBC's One O'Clock News.

"They just said no, that isn't really what we stood for. That's truly admirable. They were very important musically but as a person, he was a very nice man."

Left-wing singer Billy Bragg said: "Within The Clash, Joe was the political engine of the band, and without Joe there's no political Clash and without The Clash the whole political edge of punk would have been severely dulled."

The Clash arguably gave punk a classic pop sensibility and their vital spirit in turn influenced later bands such as the Manic Street Preachers.

They were politically aware and became known as champions of left-wing causes. They even called their 1980 album Sandinista, after the left-wing guerrilla movement in Nicaragua.

They were anti-racist and noted for inflammatory, intelligent punk songs such as London Calling, White Riot, White Man In Hammersmith Palais and Tommy Gun.

Click here to watch a clip of The Clash performing Clash City Rockers  

The band, who also boasted Mick Jones, Topper Headon and Paul Simonon, became huge stars in the US.

Rolling Stone voted London Calling, their classic 1980 album (released in 1979 in the UK) as the best album of the Eighties.

Their 1982 song Should I Stay Or Should I Go was their biggest US hit, and was posthumously used in an ad for jeans manufacturer Levi's.

The Clash had huge record sales, but had signed a deal with their record company that denied them huge profits. They wore this as a badge of pride, claiming it ensured they still kept to their punk ideals.

Strummer led the band until 1986, after sacking Mick Jones. The band released their last album, the poorly-received Cut The Crap, the same year.

Members of the Clash were believed to be considering a one-off reunion in 2003, as part of their induction ceremony at the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in the US.

Strummer had long resisted reforming the band, and was said to be annoyed that the defunct group's songs overshadowed his work with new band The Mescaleros, which had more of a world music slant.

In recent years, apart from The Mescaleros, Strummer played with The Pogues and featured in several films, including Alex Cox's Walker and Straight To Hell, and Jim Jarmusch's 1989 Mystery Train.

Strummer's family have asked that instead of floral tributes, money is paid to the Mandela SOS fundraising concert, which is aimed at raising awareness of the Aids epidemic in Africa.

The artist had been due to take part in the show on 2 February, from Mandela's former prison on Robben Island.

Offline jock

  • Cast Of Thousands
  • ******
  • Posts: 2953
    • View Profile
    • http://www.mohawks.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/
    • Email
Joe Strummer
« Reply #6 on: December 23, 2002, 10:22:00 PM »
very sad news today , he was a legend , true to his punk rock roots , i will be sad knowing ill never see this man perform again .

I never met him , but everyone who has met him said he was a great bloke to chat with .

very sad day .

jock
Bloody hell !

Offline Klaus

  • Administrator
  • Cast Of Thousands
  • *****
  • Posts: 3765
    • ICQ Messenger - 47852913
    • View Profile
    • http://www.tvsmith.com
    • Email
Joe Strummer
« Reply #7 on: December 25, 2002, 12:42:47 AM »
Very, very sad! :cry:
"And if our castle should come tumbling down - We'll fix it up again somehow
We can do anything - That' the wonderful thing...

Carrying On"

Offline Tj

  • Moderator
  • The Servant
  • *****
  • Posts: 14236
    • View Profile
    • True  Results - People Change for Good
    • Email
So Sad
« Reply #8 on: December 26, 2002, 01:55:17 PM »
On the way back from visiting Lisa's Mum and Dad's graves on Monday at we passed a hearse and I said to Lisa "what an awfull time of the year to die." We went straight to my Mum's who told me the news on Monday. She also told me it was the drummer, which left me completely confused.

I went in a punk shop in town and when I found out it was indeed true that Joe had died of a heart attack I felt really down.

The only live band that could compete with The Adverts in 1977 were The Clash. The White Riot gig at Leeds Poly when I grabbed Joe by the hand was one of the greatest gigs of my life. My overall favourite band of 1977.

Gutted.

Now you know why I was out getting seriously pissed on Monday night Fleagle.

Wish I'd not missed the Strummer gig last year - I was going to go.

Thanks For eveything Joe Strummer you will never be forgotten.

 8)
"Deep inside you know it's right to lean towards the light"

Tj Sundown
Leaning towards the Starlight

Offline Tj

  • Moderator
  • The Servant
  • *****
  • Posts: 14236
    • View Profile
    • True  Results - People Change for Good
    • Email
Attila The Stummer
« Reply #9 on: January 18, 2003, 05:14:58 PM »
Just read Attila's new tribute song for Joe.

This ones for you Jock. :D


 8)
 
Quote
COMMANDANTE JOE

I guess in quite a lot of ways I grew up just like you
A bolshy kid who didnıt think the way they told him to
You kicked over the statues, a  roots rock rebel star
Who knew that punk was more than just the sound of a guitar
And Iıll always remember that night at the Rainbow
When you wrote a soundtrack for my life, Commandante Joe.  

So many bands back then were like too many bands today
A bunch of blokes who made a noise with bugger all to say
The Clash were always out in front, you put the rest to shame
Your words were calls to action, your music was a flame
You were our common Dante, and you raised an inferno
And you wrote a soundtrack for my life, Commandante Joe.

Reggae in the Palais
Midnight till six!
Rockin' Reds in Brockwell Park!
Sten guns in Knightsbridge!
Up and down the Westway
In and out the lights!
Clash City Rockers!
Know Your Rights!

I guess in quite a lot of ways I grew up just like you
A bolshy kid who didn't think the way they told him to
Like you I always knew that words and music held the key
As you did for so many, you showed the way to me
Although I never met you, I'm so sad to see you go
'Cos you wrote a soundtrack for my life, Commandante Joe.

ATTILA THE STOCKBROKER
1/1/2003


lyrics to a song which will be on the next Barnstormer album in memory of Joe Strummer 1952 - 2002
"Deep inside you know it's right to lean towards the light"

Tj Sundown
Leaning towards the Starlight

Offline Uli

  • Moderator
  • The Servant
  • *****
  • Posts: 10746
    • View Profile
good one
« Reply #10 on: January 19, 2003, 02:33:36 PM »
That's a good post, TJ. I think Attila has done well with this lyric about Joe.
Every day this bus goes the same old route...

Offline jock

  • Cast Of Thousands
  • ******
  • Posts: 2953
    • View Profile
    • http://www.mohawks.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/
    • Email
Joe
« Reply #11 on: January 19, 2003, 03:22:50 PM »
Hi Tj
just back in the forum , and ive seen the the most beautifull words
to a song , mnay thanks for posting this one TJ ,  i creid when i read it to carol five minutes ago .

Ill have to E mail Atilla now m8 , as im moved . all the best .( back soon as i get my head together m8  :wink:  )

jock
Bloody hell !

Offline Tj

  • Moderator
  • The Servant
  • *****
  • Posts: 14236
    • View Profile
    • True  Results - People Change for Good
    • Email
Thanks Attila
« Reply #12 on: January 19, 2003, 03:32:57 PM »
Hope it helps a little m8. :D

 :D  8)  :D
"Deep inside you know it's right to lean towards the light"

Tj Sundown
Leaning towards the Starlight

Offline Tj

  • Moderator
  • The Servant
  • *****
  • Posts: 14236
    • View Profile
    • True  Results - People Change for Good
    • Email
Rude Boys
« Reply #13 on: January 19, 2003, 09:48:34 PM »
Just watched my Clash Rude Boy DVD.

"Come on baby let the good times roll." Nice one Joe. :D

What a great band they were. 8)


 8)
"Deep inside you know it's right to lean towards the light"

Tj Sundown
Leaning towards the Starlight

Offline Tj

  • Moderator
  • The Servant
  • *****
  • Posts: 14236
    • View Profile
    • True  Results - People Change for Good
    • Email
Joe 77
« Reply #14 on: August 30, 2003, 01:30:49 AM »
You wore your heart on your sleeve
With honesty and pride
You gave me hope, made me believe
That what I did was right
You brought out a passion
That had long been missing
You brought out a passion
That you never stopped giving
Goodbye inspiration, voice of a generation...


 8)
"Deep inside you know it's right to lean towards the light"

Tj Sundown
Leaning towards the Starlight