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Joe Strummer's untimely death at the age of fifty in December 2002 took from us one of the truly unique voices of modern music. The quintessential Rude Boy, punker, rebel musician, artist and activist, Strummer wrote some of the most important and influential music of the last century including "Guns of Brixton," "The Washington Bullets," "Spanish Bombs," "White Man in Hammersmith Palace," "London's Burning," "Lost in the Supermarket," and "Garageland." Effectively melding raw creativity with radical politics, ...
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Joe Strummer's untimely death at the age of fifty in December 2002 took from us one of the truly unique voices of modern music. The quintessential Rude Boy, punker, rebel musician, artist and activist, Strummer wrote some of the most important and influential music of the last century including "Guns of Brixton," "The Washington Bullets," "Spanish Bombs," "White Man in Hammersmith Palace," "London's Burning," "Lost in the Supermarket," and "Garageland." Effectively melding raw creativity with radical politics, Strummer transformed punk rock from its early associations with reactionary, right wing and nihilistic politics into a social movement. From Rock Against Racism to the Anti-Nazi League Festival to supporting the H-Block protests, Strummer and The Clash led the charge for human rights. Let Fury Have the Hour collects articles, interviews, essays and reviews that chronicle Strummer's life both as a musician and a political activist. Included in this collection are essays and interviews by Antonino D'Ambrosio, alongside contributions from Peter Silverton, Barry Miles, Anya Philips, Sylvia Simmons, Vic Garbarini, Caroline Coons, Todd Martens, Joel Schalit and others. This book also includes original lyrics, photography, art, posters, and flyers, and offers the first serious examination of the life of this extraordinary man.
|Preface : strange bed fellows - how the Clash inspired Public Enemy|
|Introduction : the future is unwritten|
|Let fury have the hour : the punk rock politics of Joe Strummer||3|
|Introduction to the very angry Clash||19|
|The very angry Clash||23|
|Greatness from garageland||37|
|The Clash : anger on the left : punk leaders set sights on America||51|
|The Clash in America||59|
|The last broadcast||119|
|The rebel way : Alex Cox, Jim Jarmusch, and Dick Rude on the film work of Joe Strummer||131|
|Be bop a lula here's Joe Strummer||145|
|Clash and burn : the politics of punk's permanent revolution||155|
|A brother in revolution : women in punk discuss Joe Strummer's influence||167|
|Always paying attention : Joe Strummer's life and legacy||175|
|White riot or right riot : a look back at punk rock and antiracism||183|
|You can't have a revolution without songs : the legacy of Victor Jara and the political folk music of Caetano Veloso, Silvio Rodriguez, and Joe Strummer||197|
|Clash of the Titan||211|
|A man that mattered||229|
|When the Two Sevens clashed||253|
|Co-opting combat rock : why Joe Strummer and the Clash are still a driving force||259|
|The world is worth fighting for : two creative-activists, Michael Franti and Tim Robbins, continue Joe Strummer's legacy||269|
|Get behind the struggle, right now!||283|
|Culture clash : from Brixton to El Barrio NYC||291|
|The Joe I knew||297|
|Gettin' back to the bad seeds : the legend of the long shadow||299|
|Joe Strummer selected discography||325|
|Joe Strummer selected filmography||327|
|Michael Franti selected discography||329|
|Tim Robbins selected filmography||331|
Posted January 23, 2010
After having read many books on both The Clash and about Joe Strummer, I wasn't sure what to expect when I decided to pick up this particular title. My first expectation was it was going to be a repeat of so much of what has already been said about this incredible band and its lead singer, but instead I got a collection of inspired, intriguing and often revealing pieces of viewpoints and insight. It may have not been all politics like the title seemed to suggest but it does highlight more than any other Clash book just how political the band was, and how Strummer himself paved the way for many of their ideals. It was a fresh update on an amazing story and human being. I highly recommend this to any music lover, Clash fan, and Strummer admirer.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
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