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The Lyrics of Joe Strummer

Post by crawa197 » 10 May 2018, 2:48pm

Has anyone else noticed how immediate and quick Joe Strummer's lyrics were?

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Re: The Lyrics of Joe Strummer

Post by Heston » 10 May 2018, 2:54pm

crawa197 wrote:
10 May 2018, 2:48pm
Has anyone else noticed how immediate and quick Joe Strummer's lyrics were?
Welcome mate. What do you mean by quick?
Of course I use Zildjian, this is serious music.

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Re: The Lyrics of Joe Strummer

Post by 101Walterton » 10 May 2018, 3:00pm

He talked fast and got a lot of words in a line?

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Re: The Lyrics of Joe Strummer

Post by Silent Majority » 10 May 2018, 3:12pm

I've grown convinced that
A) Strummer was reading a lot of Marxist stuff around the time of Sandinista!
B) the faux New York "Cheeseboiger!" in Mag 7 - a lyric that's all about the immorality of wage labour and consumer culture - is about McDonalds in the UK and the redundancy of encroaching globalisation.
So get back to work and sweat some more
The sun will sink and we'll get out the door
It's no good for man to work in cages
Hit the town, he drinks his wages


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