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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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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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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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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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Gaming in the Analog World

// Moving Pixels

"A handshake is more substantial than typing "gg" at the end of a game.

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