Joe Strummer

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London, UK (1976 – 1986) Clash The Jam. By the early ’80s in his native Britain Clash in popularity almost did not know the competition, yielding perhaps that The Jam. Joe Strummer) Mick Jones), Darling of fortune, they could be proud of just two extremely talented composers in the composition – Joe Strummer (Joe Strummer) and Mick Jones (Mick Jones), each of whom has a unique style and voice. Clash The Jam. By the early ’80s in his native Britain Clash in popularity almost did not know the competition, yielding perhaps that The Jam. Joe Strummer) Mick Jones), Darling of fortune, they could be proud of just two extremely talented composers in the composition – Joe Strummer (Joe Strummer) and Mick Jones (Mick Jones), each of whom has a unique style and voice. They are not confined to traditional punk rock, drawing into its orbit other styles, such as rhythm and blues, reggae and rockabilly. Image of classic rebels was their hallmark. Hot fighters for justice, idealists, who supported the left-wing views, they found a sincere fans across Europe and the distant America. Clash Yet Clash never achieved the status of the world’s superstars, who seemed on the verge should have become. Although it was their unceasing efforts in a rock-and-roll late 70’s back hot passion and a real rebellion. Clash For a group that is traditionally sung on the revolution and the working class, at the Clash was somewhat unexpected composition. John Graham Mellor, Joe Strummer (born John Graham Mellor, born August 21, 1952), son of an English diplomat who spent most of his childhood in the elite boarding school. But in the footsteps of his father, he did not go by undervalued musical career. ers. For 20 years the guy has had great experience of playing in the streets of London, which decided to apply more specifically, creating a rock band 101’ers. London SS. At the same time in London, begins his journey another rock band called London SS. It was led by Mick Jones (born June 25, 1955). Unlike Strummer, he grew up in a normal proletarian family, who lived in a working class neighborhood of Brixton. London SS, Mott the Hoople Faces. Enchanted Rock and roll, Meek created London SS, to play the same way driving, like Mott the Hoople and Faces. Paul Simonon; Sex Pistols. His childhood friend Paul Simonon (Paul Simonon; born December 15, 1956) I joined him in early 1976, inspired performances Sex Pistols. Tony James), Generation X Sigue Sigue Sputnik. Simonon was replaced in the team recently deceased Tony James (Tony James), who later emerges as a part of Generation X and Sigue Sigue Sputnik. London SS Tory Crimes; Terry Chimes). In the ranks of London SS was listed as the drummer Kraymz Tory (Tory Crimes; real name Terry Chimes). Sex Pistols Concerts Sex Pistols stirred the imagination of so many young musicians. I was no exception and Joe Strummer. ers, He was so shocked by what he saw that in early 1976, dismissed the 101’ers, hoping to assemble a new and much tougher team. ers «Keys to Your Heart». It happened on the eve of the appearance of the first single 101’ers «Keys to Your Heart». London SS, Starting from scratch Strummer did not, but rather join in the London SS, which played on the London stage for four years. ers Keith Levene). With him he brought and guitarist Keith 101’ers Lieven (Keith Levene). London SS Clash. In the summer of 1976 radically updated London SS were called Clash. Sex Pistols. And in a matter of weeks, made its debut in the new composition (Strummer – Simonon – Jones – Lieven – Grimes), and under the new name opening for their idols Sex Pistols. Kate Lieven stayed in the team for a brief period. Clash Bernard Rhodes), Sex Pistols Malcolm McLaren). But at the Clash appeared Manager – Bernard Rhodes (Bernard Rhodes), a former business partner of Sex Pistols manager Malcolm McLaren (Malcolm McLaren). Anarchy Tour»). Rhodes quickly came up to speed, and at the end of ’76 organized the wards of their famous “Anarchist Tour» («Anarchy Tour»). Although part of the tour the band played only three concerts, tours well affected to strengthen their image, causing great interest to them by the record industry. British CBS. In February 1977, the band signed a contract with British CBS. Clash With enthusiasm for the cause of hand, just three weekend Clash recorded their debut album. Sessions only managed to finish as the team left the Tories Kraymz. Topper Headon; His place behind the drums took Topper Headon (Topper Headon; born May 30, 1955). White Riot», Clash». In the spring of ’77 saw the release of their first single «White Riot», and soon came out and debut album «Clash». The press reacted very favorably to the album, and the consumer public interest guaranteed him a string of 12 in the UK charts. Clash American labels in no hurry to publish a disc, citing the fact that the music is not suitable for Clash of radio. Clash» Meanwhile, active efforts of importers, «Clash» became the best selling import album of all time (at the time). Jam Buzzcocks. Shortly after the publication of the debut of the team went on a whirlwind tour of the UK with bands Jam and Buzzcocks. Rainbow, The highlight of the tour was a concert at London’s Rainbow, during which the audience from an excess of passion began to cut the chair. First luck Strummer and Jones noted violently: for only 77 years, they just did what they came under arrest for many, the most absurd antics – from theft to vandalism pillowcases. Do not lag behind with Simonon Headon arrested for shooting at pigeons from an air gun. All this is perfectly consistent with the image of the rebels, anarchists, people who do not write the laws. But it is not limited to bullying, and responding to serious social problems, in particular, headlined the concert “Rock Against Racism”. White Man) in Hammersmith Palais», A continued social activity in the new single «(White Man) in Hammersmith Palais», which is released in the summer of 1978. Sandy Pearlman), Blue yster Cult. Once the single reached the UK charts 32 line, the team gathered in the studio and sat down at a new album with producer Sandy Perlmenom (Sandy Pearlman), a former member of Blue Oyster Cult. Before Perlmenom task was to record as much as possible more digestible for the American market. Give ‘Em Enough Rope». He made every effort to produce a neat enough, but quite energetic album «Give ‘Em Enough Rope». The main purpose of the album is not achieved, reaching only up to 128 items of the US pop charts in the spring of 1979. But in Britain he became a hit of the season, finishing on the second line of the chart. And yet “to discover America”​​group went with this album. Pearl Harbor ’79. His first tour of the United States musicians pathetic called Pearl Harbor ’79. Not that America immediately fell to their feet. In fact, it almost to the end and remained for the most part quite indifferent to the British punks. The Cost of Living», The Clash». In the summer of 1979 in the UK released EP «The Cost of Living», and in the US – the album «The Clash». Mickey Gallagher) Blockheads. Its musicians also decided to support the tour, which went in with keyboardist Mickey Gallagher (Mickey Gallagher) from the group Blockheads. Bo Diddley, Sam & Dave, Lee Dorsey Screamin’ Jay Hawkins. In both the first and second round of the States they were accompanied by rhythm and blues band Bo Diddley, Sam & Dave, Lee Dorsey and Screamin ‘Jay Hawkins. Joe Ely) Cramps. A number of concerts opened punk rocker Joe Ely (Joe Ely) and punks Cramps. Clash The choice of these commands indicative of the interest Clash to rock and rollers of the older generation. London Calling» (The same interest is dictated by the style of the next studio work «London Calling» (end of 1979). Guy Stevens), Mott the Hoople, This bright and strong double album, produced by Guy Stevens (Guy Stevens), who took care of Mott the Hoople, presented a whole bunch of styles. Clash Clash exercised rockabilly and hard rock, rhythm and blues and New Orleans flood of reggae, jazz and ska. London Calling» Priced conventional album, «London Calling» debuted just in the first ten best sellers of Great Britain and finally conquered the American Top 30. The new tour in the United States in the early 1980s have been much more successful than the previous race, even more successful they were in the UK and Europe . Bankrobber», Clash Mikey Dread). In the summer of ’80 in Germany released the single «Bankrobber», recorded by musicians Clash with DJ Mikey Dread (Mikey Dread). CBS Records It proved so popular that the British branch of CBS Records and released his homeland groups. Clash Clash still have left no intention to conquer the overseas market, and at the end of the year went to New York to record it so the next Long-play. Clash «Black Market Clash». While there were quite tense and responsible studio session (the situation is aggravated by the fact that the musicians decided to do on their own and do not involve the producer side) in the United States released an EP with little-known things Clash «Black Market Clash». Sandanista!», Soon it was presented and the new album «Sandanista!», Is very ambitious – a triple (!), Was greeted very ambiguous by critics and music lovers. Even more daring mix of styles with the addition of gospel, rap and rhythm and blues, do not become as bold creative achievement. Remarkably, the United States still has not disregarded the efforts of the British: it was the first and only album, which was sold in the US is much better than in the UK. Clash Glyn Johns), Rolling Stones, Who Led Zeppelin. After the obligatory series of promotional concerts and well-deserved rest at the end of ’81 Clash reconvened in the studio, this time in the presence of an experienced producer Glyn Johns (Glyn Johns), who was driving, and produced the record Rolling Stones, Who and Led Zeppelin. Immediately after the session with the band drummer Topper Headon said goodbye. In a statement, it pointed out that the main reason – the political differences, but later it turned out that the culprit was drugs that interfere Headon to fulfill their obligations. Clash He replaces it with the old party Clash Terry Chayms (aka Tory Kraymz). Combat Rock» Fifth album «Combat Rock» was released in spring 1982, and was marked by the biggest successes. Heavy muscular sound, created by Jones, flirted with rap, funk and reggae. Rock the Casbah», In the UK, the disc fixed on the second line of pop charts since the first week of sales, and reached the US Top 10. The main guarantor of the success was the excellent single «Rock the Casbah», entered the top ten hits. Combat Rock» The Who As part of the promotional campaign «Combat Rock» team traveled to the United States, opening concerts of The Who during their farewell tour. Clash Although the performance is almost universally called Clash depressingly monotonous response – they booed regularly – this is the tour brought the band’s popularity in the United States to a new level. Never before has a commercial position of the team was not as successful. And never before had they been so close to disintegration. The team gradually disintegrated. Pete Howard), Cold Fish. In the spring of 1983 the band gave Terry resigned Chaymsu inviting in its place of Pete Howard (Pete Howard), ex-member Cold Fish. Clash». A few months later, Joe Strummer and Paul Simonon fired Mick Jones, who”departed from the original ideas Clash». Big Audio DynamitClash Vince White) Nick Sheppard). Jones kept his head and made his band Big Audio Dynamite, but in the ranks of his Clash tried to take a position guitarists Vince White (Vince White) and Nick Sheppard (Nick Sheppard). Cut the Crap». The first serious test of the new composition of the tour began in 1984 in America and Europe, after which the band produced another Long-play «Cut the Crap». Clash. As noted by the reviewers, it was more of a formal parody of punk rock than the album, which was to be expected from the Clash. Extremely sluggish reception from the audience and skeptical review led subsequently to the fact that Strummer and Simonon waive this release. lash. In early 1986, pessimism finally gaining the upper hand and the two team leaders decide to temporarily dissolve Slash. The temporary measure was indefinite. Havana 3 AM After a couple of years, Paul Simonon presented his new rock band Havana 3 AM discography has exhausted one album. Disappointed in this endeavor, he took up painting. Big Audio Dynamite «No. Joe Strummer in 1986 helped his former colleague Jones to record a new album Big Audio Dynamite «No. 10 Upping Street», Upping Street », and then enthusiastically plunged into the world of cinema. Straight to Hell» Alex Cox) Mystery Train» Jim Jarmusch), Permanent Record» Walker» He played in the films «Straight to Hell» Alex Cox (Alex Cox) and «Mystery Train» Jim Jarmusch (Jim Jarmusch), participated in the work on the paintings «Permanent Record» and «Walker» the same Cox. Earthquake Weather» His first solo album «Earthquake Weather» Strummer introduced in 1989. Pogues And soon he began touring with the band Pogues on a rhythm guitarist and vocalist. In the 90 years he has led a quiet life, almost not related to music. Clash Although the participants their way of life almost did not give reasons for this, but rumors of a Clash reunion born with enviable regularity. Should I Stay or Should I Go?», Levi’s Clash. They are particularly active in 1992, when the track «Should I Stay or Should I Go?», Used in television commercials Levi’s and reissued again, became a British number one hit – the first in the career Clash. Live: From Here to Eternity» But all the musicians could do for their fans, this is to re-release live recordings 1978-82’s «Live: From Here to Eternity» in 1999. In December 2002, the tragic death of Joe Strummer from a heart attack (he was only 50 years old) put an end to even the most modest dreams of fans. Clash «The Essential Clash», A few months later, they were presented with an anthology of creativity Clash «The Essential Clash», over which Strummer worked until his last days.
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