Turning Rebellion Into $$$$$

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Is that a replica of one of his guitars? It doesn't look familiar.
Look, you have to establish context for these things. And I maintain that unless you appreciate the Fall of Constantinople, the Great Fire of London, and Mickey Mantle's fatalist alcoholism, live Freddy makes no sense. If you want to half-ass it, fine, go call Simon Schama to do the appendix.

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30 Mar 2021, 3:28pm
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Interesting. I always just think of the Ignore Alien Orders one.
Look, you have to establish context for these things. And I maintain that unless you appreciate the Fall of Constantinople, the Great Fire of London, and Mickey Mantle's fatalist alcoholism, live Freddy makes no sense. If you want to half-ass it, fine, go call Simon Schama to do the appendix.

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Cursory google image view search shows he used this in 1980. Can't really find much info before then. Ignore Alien Orders seems standard from 81 on and occasionally before 81. It seems like he used a lot of different stuff pre-1980, though other more equipment focused folks might know more.

Regardless, it seems weird to use a pretty obscure guitar to make a boutique guitar.
Look, you have to establish context for these things. And I maintain that unless you appreciate the Fall of Constantinople, the Great Fire of London, and Mickey Mantle's fatalist alcoholism, live Freddy makes no sense. If you want to half-ass it, fine, go call Simon Schama to do the appendix.

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Think i read somewhere before the kampuchea concert was the first time he used the fender, which would put it late 79. Wouldn't swear on it, though.

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It’s a bit early for an April Fool, surely?
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From the description:

"A perfect match for his stripped down, no nonsense delivery, the Esquire was the perfect tool for Strummer to hammer away on show after show working out angst and often having his drummer play on the strings with drumsticks during songs."

Did that happen "often"? Never seen it once, nor heard of it.

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Low Down Low wrote:
30 Mar 2021, 4:46pm
From the description:

"A perfect match for his stripped down, no nonsense delivery, the Esquire was the perfect tool for Strummer to hammer away on show after show working out angst and often having his drummer play on the strings with drumsticks during songs."

Did that happen "often"? Never seen it once, nor heard of it.
I guess they watched the Fridays video

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Low Down Low wrote:
30 Mar 2021, 4:46pm
From the description:

"A perfect match for his stripped down, no nonsense delivery, the Esquire was the perfect tool for Strummer to hammer away on show after show working out angst and often having his drummer play on the strings with drumsticks during songs."

Did that happen "often"? Never seen it once, nor heard of it.
Stripped down = $15k somehow.
WWK: I feel confident we haven't heard the last from Dr. Harvey Camel.

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marxwallace wrote:
30 Mar 2021, 4:54pm
Low Down Low wrote:
30 Mar 2021, 4:46pm
From the description:

"A perfect match for his stripped down, no nonsense delivery, the Esquire was the perfect tool for Strummer to hammer away on show after show working out angst and often having his drummer play on the strings with drumsticks during songs."

Did that happen "often"? Never seen it once, nor heard of it.
I guess they watched the Fridays video
Is that it? I was thinkin maybe they're confusing them with Def Leppard or somebody.

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matedog wrote:
30 Mar 2021, 3:39pm
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Cursory google image view search shows he used this in 1980. Can't really find much info before then. Ignore Alien Orders seems standard from 81 on and occasionally before 81. It seems like he used a lot of different stuff pre-1980, though other more equipment focused folks might know more.

Regardless, it seems weird to use a pretty obscure guitar to make a boutique guitar.
He actually played it a lot in 80-81, then it came back occasionally. He played it on both Fridays and SNL tv appearances. Baker said it was always his solid Number 2, but that they never got it to sound like Number 1.

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matedog wrote:
30 Mar 2021, 3:33pm
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30 Mar 2021, 3:28pm
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Interesting. I always just think of the Ignore Alien Orders one.
I was thinking the exact same thing. That's just crazy money for this one.

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