We just keep losing the good ones. Started my day with the tragic news of Joe Strummer’s death. The Clash are a band I always enjoyed growing up, but did not really appreciate until my later years. They worked almost every imaginable musical style into the basic three chord punk song and managed to write socially profound punk lyrics. For a while they truely were “the only band that mattered.” Long after The Clash were no more, the band, and Joe especially, remained an icon and influenced so many of the artists I have enjoyed the past couple of decades. I was anticipating their induction to The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame this spring. Hoping against hope to see one last performance from one of the most idolized bands in rock history. So, Joe, thanks for the good tunes and the good times.
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