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Admin
Posted on Monday, December 23, 2002 - 11:45 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

I saw that show Blackjack. It was awesome. I had seen the Pogues several times, and never the Clash, so it was a real treat. And he was fantastic.

This is a shocker for me ... they were definately a seminal band.
Marc
Posted on Monday, December 23, 2002 - 11:27 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

If "Shane is God", then you're worshipping at the altar of self-destruction. I don't give a shit how fine a poet he is, ultimately the motherfucker is a pathetic loser.
Louched_Liver
Posted on Monday, December 23, 2002 - 11:10 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Shane is God.
'nuf said.
_Blackjack
Posted on Monday, December 23, 2002 - 9:11 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Well, I mentioned Shane specifically because Strummer pulled a brief stint fronting the Pogues during their 1992 tour, after Shane could no longer be relied to remain upright long enough to perform. Or show up.
Head_Prosthesis
Posted on Monday, December 23, 2002 - 4:18 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

What about Keith Richards???

Or is he the real Faust?
_Blackjack
Posted on Monday, December 23, 2002 - 4:13 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

I just can't believe that Shane MacGowan outlived him...
Head_Prosthesis
Posted on Monday, December 23, 2002 - 1:49 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

I saw the Clash (1984?) for free for answering
some factoid on a radio contest.
At some stadium in East Lansing
back in the 80's... Still have the
t-shirt.

FREEDOM IS WORTH MORE THAN A JOB.

The Out of Control tour.

"Hiphoppers, show stoppers, punk rockers..."

The passion, energy, synergy between the
audience and the band brought tears to my
sockets. It touched my heart in ways no other
punk rock band has. These guys were hard,
strong and they shook the pillars of heaven.

Then Big Audio Dynamite ruined everthing...
Pataphysician
Posted on Monday, December 23, 2002 - 1:33 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

1979, Marc. September 21, 1979. I've got a recording of it and you ain't shittin' in your assessment, boyo.

Just a few weeks ago Mick Jones got onstage with Joe and his band and played "White Riot" and a few other Clash tunes, so a reunion was not out of the question.
Marc
Posted on Monday, December 23, 2002 - 1:13 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

The Clash, The Palladium, New York City, 1978.
One of the most amazing rock and roll concerts
I've ever witnessed. The Clash took the stage and tore into
"I'm So Bored With The Usa". An unrelenting barrage of guitars and drums, like being strafed by machine guns. 3000 people swept up in the powerful, liberating roar of The Clash. The walls
and roof of the Palladium somehow remained intact.
I have never since experienced music as powerful as that night. Thanks Joe. You will be missed.

Fuckit. I was really looking forward to a Clash reunion.
Lordhobgoblin
Posted on Monday, December 23, 2002 - 12:58 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Over-rated? Bollocks! The Clash may not have been the Sex Pistols but they were without any question one of THE great punk bands.

So London ain't calling now, well what the fuck is Washington calling these days? And before someone says "the shots", Strummer was talking about the people, not the government, not industry and corporations.
Pataphysician
Posted on Monday, December 23, 2002 - 11:51 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Over-rated compared to who?
Celticgent
Posted on Monday, December 23, 2002 - 11:44 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Joe finally answered his own question (Should I stay or should I go?)
Louched_Liver
Posted on Monday, December 23, 2002 - 11:35 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

No Strummer?

Bummer.
Head_Prosthesis
Posted on Monday, December 23, 2002 - 11:28 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

At least we still have
B.A.D.!!!
Head_Prosthesis
Posted on Monday, December 23, 2002 - 11:28 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Sharif don't like it.
Uncle
Posted on Monday, December 23, 2002 - 11:13 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

London ain't callin shit now is it? The clash where and are way over rated! I sorry when anyone pass tho'! 50 eh? That's too young for anybody.
Pataphysician
Posted on Monday, December 23, 2002 - 9:57 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Death or Glory
Becomes just another story.
Pataphysician
Posted on Monday, December 23, 2002 - 9:57 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

This is the City of the Dead,
As we lie side by side in bed,
I would do something else instead,
But it's the City of the Dead
Pataphysician
Posted on Monday, December 23, 2002 - 9:51 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Holy shit. Unbelievable. I just saw him a couple of years ago with The Mescaleroes and he was every bit as potent as when I saw him with The Clash.
Perruche_Verte
Posted on Monday, December 23, 2002 - 9:50 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

I'm the all night drug-prowling wolf
Who looks so sick in the sun
I'm the white man in the Palais
Just lookin' for fun
Barsnake
Posted on Monday, December 23, 2002 - 9:35 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

- or Elton (makin' a livin' singin' 'bout dead blondes) John?
Celticgent
Posted on Monday, December 23, 2002 - 9:32 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

:( Joey, Dee Dee, and now Joe. Why oh Why couldn't it have been Eminem??????
Barsnake
Posted on Monday, December 23, 2002 - 9:26 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Another great one gone.
The Only Band That Matters
_Blackjack
Posted on Monday, December 23, 2002 - 9:25 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Fuck.
Marc
Posted on Monday, December 23, 2002 - 8:48 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Goddammit.

He was one of the greats.

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