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"The Outsider" Joe Strummer interview NME 2-APRIL-1988
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Joe Strummer - Not Fade Away - NME 26-MARCH-1988
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Joe didn't need help writing songs-- he often, but not always, needed help arranging songs. If anything he had too many ideas for songs and couldn't always tell the difference between a good idea and a bad one.

I'm tallying up a list of post-82 Joe songs with melodies as strong as anything anyone's ever written and came up with this short list:

This is England
Three Card Trick
North and South
Tennessee Rain
Baby the Trans
Shouting Street
Sleepwalk
Sandpaper Blues
Yalla Yalla
Johnny Appleseed
Burning Streets
Coma Girl
Arms Aloft

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IkarisOne wrote:
22 Feb 2021, 5:29pm
Joe didn't need help writing songs-- he often, but not always, needed help arranging songs. If anything he had too many ideas for songs and couldn't always tell the difference between a good idea and a bad one.

I'm tallying up a list of post-82 Joe songs with melodies as strong as anything anyone's ever written and came up with this short list:

This is England
Three Card Trick
North and South
Tennessee Rain
Baby the Trans
Shouting Street
Sleepwalk
Sandpaper Blues
Yalla Yalla
Johnny Appleseed
Burning Streets
Coma Girl
Arms Aloft
All decent songs. You could add a handful pre Clash also. Now if only they had been played by the classic line up. There's more than writing good songs and melodies there's chemistry in a band that makes something great.
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YoungParisians wrote:
22 Feb 2021, 12:04pm
Joe Strummer - Not Fade Away - NME 26-MARCH-1988
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Loving all this YP, one thing about joe, he could never give a boring interview. Dont know if you do requests, but there was an interview promoting Earthquake Weather I'd love to read again. Think it was in nme with the last line joe saying "it's nae bad jimmy", i think. Guess sometime latish 89.

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IkarisOne wrote:
22 Feb 2021, 5:29pm
Joe didn't need help writing songs-- he often, but not always, needed help arranging songs. If anything he had too many ideas for songs and couldn't always tell the difference between a good idea and a bad one.

I'm tallying up a list of post-82 Joe songs with melodies as strong as anything anyone's ever written and came up with this short list:

This is England
Three Card Trick
North and South
Tennessee Rain
Baby the Trans
Shouting Street
Sleepwalk
Sandpaper Blues
Yalla Yalla
Johnny Appleseed
Burning Streets
Coma Girl
Arms Aloft
Did Joe write all those single handedly though? Never studied the credits for the post Clash stuff.
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Heston wrote:
23 Feb 2021, 9:10am
IkarisOne wrote:
22 Feb 2021, 5:29pm
Joe didn't need help writing songs-- he often, but not always, needed help arranging songs. If anything he had too many ideas for songs and couldn't always tell the difference between a good idea and a bad one.

I'm tallying up a list of post-82 Joe songs with melodies as strong as anything anyone's ever written and came up with this short list:

This is England
Three Card Trick
North and South
Tennessee Rain
Baby the Trans
Shouting Street
Sleepwalk
Sandpaper Blues
Yalla Yalla
Johnny Appleseed
Burning Streets
Coma Girl
Arms Aloft
Did Joe write all those single handedly though? Never studied the credits for the post Clash stuff.
Mescalero melodies are definitely collaborative. After X-Ray, they built those songs from the rhythm up together, jamming to get a tune together.
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Silent Majority wrote:
23 Feb 2021, 10:17am
Heston wrote:
23 Feb 2021, 9:10am
IkarisOne wrote:
22 Feb 2021, 5:29pm
Joe didn't need help writing songs-- he often, but not always, needed help arranging songs. If anything he had too many ideas for songs and couldn't always tell the difference between a good idea and a bad one.

I'm tallying up a list of post-82 Joe songs with melodies as strong as anything anyone's ever written and came up with this short list:

This is England
Three Card Trick
North and South
Tennessee Rain
Baby the Trans
Shouting Street
Sleepwalk
Sandpaper Blues
Yalla Yalla
Johnny Appleseed
Burning Streets
Coma Girl
Arms Aloft
Did Joe write all those single handedly though? Never studied the credits for the post Clash stuff.
Mescalero melodies are definitely collaborative. After X-Ray, they built those songs from the rhythm up together, jamming to get a tune together.
Yes i think thats definitely how it worked. I'd have paid decent money just to sit in on those guys having a jam together, a very gifted bunch indeed. Like the phrase "mescalero melodies", thats the later joe stuff i like best.

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