Let Fury Have the Hour: Joe Strummer, Punk, and the Movement that Shook the World

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Joe Strummer was the archetypal citizen artist. As a member of The Clash, Strummer composed some the most important rebel music of the twentieth century. Fusing raw creativity with a humanist global sensibility, he helped convert punk rock from its early associations with reactionary and nihilistic politics into a movement of creative response and world citizenship.

Let Fury Have the Hour—the inspiration for D’Ambrosio’s extraordinary documentary of the same name—is a unique ...

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Overview


Joe Strummer was the archetypal citizen artist. As a member of The Clash, Strummer composed some the most important rebel music of the twentieth century. Fusing raw creativity with a humanist global sensibility, he helped convert punk rock from its early associations with reactionary and nihilistic politics into a movement of creative response and world citizenship.

Let Fury Have the Hour—the inspiration for D’Ambrosio’s extraordinary documentary of the same name—is a unique collection of original writing, interviews, essays, and visual art. Included are essays and photographs by D’Ambrosio and pieces by Chuck D, Billy Bragg, Tom Morello, DJ Spooky, Shepard Fairey, and more, together illustrating how Strummer’s work inspired a movement.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
"Were it not for the Clash, punk would have been just a sneer, a safety pin, and a pair of bondage trousers," writes Billy Bragg, and documentarian/activist D'Ambrosio proves it with this gathering of skillfully selected articles and essays on Clash front man Joe Strummer (1952-2002), from the likes of Lester Bangs, Chuck D, Greil Marcus and D'Ambrosio himself. Most contributions consider the highly politicized early years of "the only band that mattered," its commercial U.S. breakthrough in 1983 as well as its imminent demise, and Strummer's role as lyricist and political agitator. Although a few essays discuss the political ambiguity of some of Strummer's songs, they mostly praise the outspoken singer/guitarist's commitment to confronting racism, classism and capitalism at a time when punk bands were apolitical or nihilistic. In a 1979 essay, Lester Bangs credits the Clash with forging "the missing link between black music and white noise." Other pieces chronicle Strummer's stints as a film score composer and actor and his ongoing forays into multicultural music. Some essays lean toward a preachy interpretation of Strummer's humanist philosophy, but the best invoke irresistible excitement as they describe beer-soaked early Clash shows and the message of hope the band gave to kids rebelling against what they saw as the oppressive conservatism and systemic self-loathing of Thatcherite England. (Dec.) Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
Library Journal
This December marks the second anniversary of Joe Strummer's death, and D'Ambrosio, a documentary filmmaker and activist, offers the first posthumous appreciation of the revered Clash frontman and songwriter. While his goal is undoubtedly admirable ("to motivate, encourage, and inspire others to take the difficult yet rewarding path of thinking for others instead of merely for themselves"), the book falls flat. Encapsulating a man's "politics" is a dicey task not fulfilled by these mostly pedestrian essays and articles that reduce Strummer, a contradiction-ridden man and musician, to mere ideas. Only the late Lester Bangs, in a previously published piece, reveals Strummer's human essence, and he didn't even make Strummer the focus; rather, Bangs amplifies Strummer's best-known music and pinpoints how that music moved the masses. D'Ambrosio would have done better to make a mix CD of his favorite Clash/"solo" Strummer songs, complete with liner notes, but his was an honest mistake. Pass in favor of Chris Salewicz's highly anticipated biography, set for release in fall 2005.-Heather McCormack, Library Journal Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781568587196
  • Publisher: Nation Books
  • Publication date: 3/6/2012
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 416
  • Sales rank: 1,458,850
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author


Antonino D’Ambrosio is a writer, filmmaker, musician, visual artist, and the author of A Heartbeat and a Guitar: Johnny Cash and the Making of Bitter Tears. D’Ambrosio has produced more than fifteen films, including No Free Lunch starring comedian Lewis Black. He is also the founder and executive director of La Lutta NMC (www.lalutta.org).
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Table of Contents

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 Clash 69
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
Rock warrior 249
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
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