Frases de Joe Strummer
Fecha de nacimiento: 21. Agosto 1952
Fecha de muerte: 22. Diciembre 2002
John Graham Mellor , más conocido como Joe Strummer, fue un músico británico nacido en Turquía, conocido por haber sido miembro de la banda punk británica The Clash, y luego de The Mescaleros.
Frases Joe Strummer
„Everyone has got to realise you can't hold onto the past if you want any future. Each second should lead to the next one.“
Interview for Sounds Magazine on 17 July 1982. [Armed Combat, Sounds Magazine, 17 July 1982]
„We got all the influences for it [Global a Go-Go] from Willesden High Road. When you go out for milk and cigarettes you go through three countries because all the shops and cafes are playing their own music, like going through hell.“
About Joe Strummer and the Mescaleros' album Global a Go-Go (2001) and about the song writing process.
„In fact, punk rock means exemplary manners to your fellow human being. Fuck being an asshole, what you pussies thought it was twenty years ago.“
from CD Now (September 1999) with Jason Gross
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„I'm a human being. I'm not dumping on what I've done. I mean I know we were doing social (stuff), all right? I just don't like boastin' about it, OK? I know what we were doin.'“
I know damn well what we did. But I ain't gonna start crying about it now, all right?
„I'm all lost in the supermarket
I can no longer shop happily
I came in here for that special offer
A guaranteed personality“
Lost in the Supermarket, from the album London Calling, 14 December 1979, co-written with Mick Jones.
Joe Strummer / Mick Jones, "White Riot", The Clash (1977).
The Clash, "Know Your Rights", Combat Rock (1982).
„London Calling - Yes, I was there, too,
And you know what they said? Well some of it was true.
London Calling at the top of the dial…
And after all this, won't you give me a smile?“
Joe Strummer / Mick Jones, "London Calling", London Calling (1979).
„When freedom rises from the killing floor,
No lock of iron or rivet can restrain the door.
And no kind of army can hope to win a war
Like trying to stop the rain or still the lion`s roar,
Like trying to stop the whirlwind scattering seeds and spores
Like trying to stop the tin cans rapping out jailhouse semaphore.“
Joe Strummer and Bono, "46664", written for Nelson Mandela's HIV/AIDS festival in 2003.
„I'd like to say that people people can change anything they want to; and that means everything in the world. Show me any country and there'll be people in it. And it's the people that make the country. People have got to stop pretending they're not on the world. People are running about following their little tracks. I am one of them. But we've all gotta stop just stop following our own little mouse trail. People can do anything; this is something that I'm beginning to learn. People are out there doing bad things to each other; it's because they've been dehumanized. It's time to take that humanity back into the centre of the ring and follow that for a time. Greed… it ain't going anywhere! They should have that on a big billboard across Times Square. Think on that. Without people you're nothing.“
Joe Strummer: The Future Is Unwritten (2007).