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Strummer Calling

Friday, April 20, 2012

The late Joe Strummer was more than a punk rocker. With the Clash and on his own, he helped give the punk movement a social conscience. That process is the story behind the book and the documentary called “Let Fury Have The Hour,” both written by Antonino D’Ambrosio. He joins us to talk about rebel music and global citizens.  


Antonino D’Ambrosio

Comments [8]

LG from New York

What is it about the internet that brings people like Don out to vent their petty insecurities and jealousies on everyone else?

Apr. 21 2012 05:02 PM
Leo from NYC from NYC

Just beautiful. I am tearing up listening, not for Joe being gone, but for myself not having more to look forward to from this giant.

Apr. 20 2012 02:31 PM
X from NYC

Please correct what you said earlier. Joe Strummer may be topical but Rock the Casbah doesn't use the word "sharia." The lyric is "Sharif don't like it," referring to a Muslim cleric who claims descent from Mohammed.

Apr. 20 2012 02:31 PM
Doug from new york

My 50th bday tomorrow - can't believe Joe is not with us anymore. Can't think of a better way to spend my bday then go to see the film!

Apr. 20 2012 02:29 PM
siouxie from Bronx

Saw the Clash perform @ the Palladium back in the late 70s. Yeah, it was an event, and it was exciting. But as a band, they never did it for me.

Saw the whole band together on the street walking near Union Square Park, and also Mick Jones at an ABC concert (which sucked) w/ a girl on ear arm at the Palladium.

Apr. 20 2012 02:29 PM
Steve from NYC

Great discussion. What would have been Joe's take on the Occupy Wall Street movement?

Apr. 20 2012 02:29 PM
Eve from NJ

What about "Rock the Casbah?" Wow, if that song and video didn't nail everything down still to this very day, nothing does.

Apr. 20 2012 02:18 PM
don from NJ

I wretch when I hear folks pontificate about this British showbiz phony Strummer. The author's 11 year old brain was obviously really at age 5-when he'd believe ANYTHING!

Apr. 20 2012 02:12 PM

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