Articles tagged joe strummer

6 Nov 2011 // 9:00 PM

The Battle to Stay Relevant

Watching your favorite band become irrelevant is like watching Michael Jordan unable to elevate high enough to dunk in his final year in the NBA.

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Conversing with Rudy Wurlitzer: ‘A Beaten-up Old Scribbler’

My conversations with Rudy Wurlitzer were not unlike a road journey itself with plenty of unplanned side trips along the way.

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Joe Strummer: The Future Is Unwritten

The director of Earth Girls Are Easy finally sees his masterful cinematic character study on the late "punk rock warlord" Joe Strummer released on DVD, with minimal extras.

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9 Nov 2007 // 2:40 AM

The Sex Pistols declared that there was “No Future.” The Clash insisted that there was one worth fighting for. The cruelest twist of fate involving

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6 Nov 2007 // 2:55 AM

Rock music seems to be producing fewer and fewer icons like Joe Strummer, the lead singer of The Clash who died in 2002. A musician who

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EXCLUSIVE Podcasts: Redemption Song: The Ballad of Joe Strummer Following in the footsteps of PopMatters’ exclusive five-part series of excerpts from the new Joe Strummer

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Redemption Song: On the Other Hand… [1988–1989]

"Music's got shit, Thatcher became God, ninety percent of the papers are right-wing and brown-nosing." -- Joe Strummer to Carol Clerk in Melody Maker interview.

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24 May 2007 // 4:14 AM

All this week PopMatters is offering exclusive excerpts from the new Chris Salewicz biography of Joe Strummer, published this week in the U.S. by

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Redemption Song: Anger Was Cooler [1982-1984]

"(Joe) seemed this sad, lonely figure, confused with life, Hank Williams playing on his ghetto blaster in the background. I felt sorry for him." -- Mark Cooper, Record Mirror

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23 May 2007 // 3:33 AM

All this week PopMatters is offering exclusive excerpts from the new Chris Salewicz biography of Joe Strummer, published this week in the U.S. by

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Redemption Song: Red Hand of Fate [1979]

Johnny Greene and a roadie... found a rehearsal room... (it) was at the rear of a garage, the kind of premises you might see in American gangster films as heists are planned... Here, hunkered together with no visible means of financial support, the Clash would rigorously write and rehearse the new songs that would emerge as London Calling, which time would judge one of the finest rock 'n' roll albums ever made...

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22 May 2007 // 3:29 AM

All this week PopMatters is offering exclusive excerpts from the new Chris Salewicz biography of Joe Strummer, published this week in the U.S. by

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Redemption Song: Under Heavy Manners [1976-1977]

"... people like Joe Strummer... were like the punk intelligentsia, they were the thinkers... (Joe) knew all the cultural and literary references, all the revolutionary references, and he put it all into context... there's a lot more ideas (sic) in one of Joe's rhyming couplets than there are in some people's entire albums..." -- Don Williams

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21 May 2007 // 4:05 AM

All this week PopMatters is offering exclusive excerpts from the new Chris Salewicz biography of Joe Strummer, published this week in the U.S. by

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Redemption Song: Straight to Heaven [2002]

"...I learned that fame is an illusion and everything about it is just a joke. I'm far more dangerous now, because I don't care at all." -- Joe Strummer

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Various Artists: Joe Strummer: The Future is Unwritten

Evokes the experience of sitting with an old friend discussing music and art, with Strummer more ridiculously hip, politically aware and iconic than any imaginable "old friend".

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22 Mar 2007 // 1:00 AM

In Memoriam: Joe Strummer

Mere months before he left us to rock that grand casbah in the clouds, Joe Strummer remained a vital rock 'n' roll warrior.

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28 Jul 2006 // 12:00 AM

Rude Boy (1979)

Rude Boy does little more than remind us of the Clash's greatness; as such, it's a cinematic failure but a musical necessity.

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20 Oct 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Joe Strummer: Walker

Strummer's soundtrack for Alex Cox's 1987 Western -- his first solo endeavor after the Clash disbanded -- is reissued for the first time since it went out of print.

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20 Nov 2003 // 11:00 PM

Joe Strummer: Streetcore

Streetcore, is a tragic testament to Strummer’s gifts as a songwriter and musician, a political and spiritual disc, a great rock-and-roll record that questions the state of the world and somehow simultaneously looks both forward and backward.

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Ten Great Criterion Titles: What to Watch and Why

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"As the Criterion Collection's ever-growing roster shows, there are simply too many great pictures out on home video to know what to do with.

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