Saturday, December 22, 2012

10 Years After The Death Of Joe Strummer

It’s been ten years since the death of Joe Strummer today, so I couldn’t help but think about him.

A few days ago, I revisited Westway To The World and I’d encourage you to do the same. If not in remembrance of Joe, at least for the fine work that director Don Letts has achieved with this documentary. It was first released in 2000, but it remains as the definitive Clash film, complete with candid interviews and telling soundbites, while conveniently overlooking the heartless Cut The Crap release.

I always seem to focus on Joe’s work with the Clash, so today I’ve decided to consider one of my favorite Strummer solo tracks, this one from his debut release Earthquake Weather.

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