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Re: Strummservations

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Kory wrote:
01 May 2021, 4:19pm
Does anyone remember/have a source for Joe’s assessment of Crass? I can’t find it anywhere.
Is this it?

https://www.thestranger.com/seattle/are ... id=7768788

As Joe Strummer—at whose band (the Clash) Crass vocalist Steve Ignorant spewed venom with "White Punks on Hope"—cattily quipped: "Crass have done it in the ultimate way... self-sufficiency. I'm surprised they don't make their own guitar strings."
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Sparky wrote:
01 May 2021, 4:24pm
Kory wrote:
01 May 2021, 4:19pm
Does anyone remember/have a source for Joe’s assessment of Crass? I can’t find it anywhere.
Is this it?

https://www.thestranger.com/seattle/are ... id=7768788

As Joe Strummer—at whose band (the Clash) Crass vocalist Steve Ignorant spewed venom with "White Punks on Hope"—cattily quipped: "Crass have done it in the ultimate way... self-sufficiency. I'm surprised they don't make their own guitar strings."
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Re: Strummservations

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Heston wrote:
29 Apr 2021, 5:13pm
YoungParisians wrote:
25 Apr 2021, 4:59pm
Live review and tour dates from Melody Maker in 1988
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Love the review, the writer is quite astute with his 101'ers comment. Cheers for these.
Indeed.

I especially like this quote.

Given the nature of 80s British music press, Joe easily could just have easily been a punching bag as much as he was revered.
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A review and advert from CMJ New Music Report 06-October-1989
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Island Life Magazine with a feature on Straight To Hell
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Spotted at a local establishment:
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Inder wrote:
22 Apr 2022, 9:24pm
Spotted at a local establishment:

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Not a big mezcal fan, but I’d have to order that.
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matedog wrote:
22 Apr 2022, 9:46pm
Inder wrote:
22 Apr 2022, 9:24pm
Spotted at a local establishment:

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Not a big mezcal fan, but I’d have to order that.
The mighty Decibel Twins were drinking that back in ‘01

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With the dust settled, and without the shock of the new, US North stands as one of the ultimate Strummer/Jones compositions.
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Silent Majority wrote:
23 Nov 2022, 1:02pm
With the dust settled, and without the shock of the new, US North stands as one of the ultimate Strummer/Jones compositions.
Excellent track.
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Silent Majority wrote:
23 Nov 2022, 1:02pm
With the dust settled, and without the shock of the new, US North stands as one of the ultimate Strummer/Jones compositions.
I love it but it makes much more sense as two shorter versions.
There's a tiny, tiny hopeful part of me that says you guys are running a Kaufmanesque long con on the board

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