Come Out of the Cupboards, You Boys and Girls: Remembering Joe Strummer
The Clash was a constant contradiction. They were anti-establishment but they signed to a major recording label. The band kept the price of their records low but insisted on lavish tour accommodations. They were a rock band but it was a disco dance beat that brought them their greatest fame. They were punk but they were so much more than a four letter scene. And at the heart of this contradiction, undeniably, was Joe Strummer.
by George B. Sanchez
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"And after all this, won't you give me a smile."