Let Fury Have the Hour: The Punk Rock Politics of Joe Strummer

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Nation Books, 2004 - Biography & Autobiography - 348 pages
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Joe Strummer's untimely death at the age of fifty in December 2002 took from us one of the truly unique voices of modern music. The quintessential Rude Boy, punker, rebel musician, artist and activist, Strummer wrote some of the most important and influential music of the last century including "Guns of Brixton," "The Washington Bullets," "Spanish Bombs," "White Man in Hammersmith Palace," "London's Burning," "Lost in the Supermarket," and "Garageland." Effectively melding raw creativity with radical politics, Strummer transformed punk rock from its early associations with reactionary, right wing and nihilistic politics into a social movement. From Rock Against Racism to the Anti-Nazi League Festival to supporting the H-Block protests, Strummer and The Clash led the charge for human rights. Let Fury Have the Hour collects articles, interviews, essays and reviews that chronicle Strummer's life both as a musician and a political activist. Included in this collection are essays and interviews by Antonino D'Ambrosio, alongside contributions from Peter Silverton, Barry Miles, Anya Philips, Sylvia Simmons, Vic Garbarini, Caroline Coons, Todd Martens, Joel Schalit and others. This book also includes original lyrics, photography, art, posters, and flyers, and offers the first serious examination of the life of this extraordinary man.
  

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Contents

THE PUNK ROCK POLITICS OF JOE STRUMMER
3
INTRODUCTION TO THE VERY ANGRY CLASH
19
THE VERY ANGRY CLASH
23
GREATNESS FROM GARAGELAND
37
THE CLASH AUGER ON THE LEFT PUNK LEADERS SET SIGHTS ON AMERICA
51
THE CLASH IN AMERICA
59
THE CLASH
69
THE LAST BROADCAST
119
ROCK WARRIOR
249
WHEN THE TWO SEVENS CLASHED
253
WHY JOE STRUMMER AND THE CLASH ARE STILL A DRIVING FORCE
259
THE WORLD IS WORTH FIGHTING FOR
267
TWO CREATIVEACTIVISTS MICHAEL FRANTI AND TIM ROBBINS CONTINUE JOE STRUMMERS LEGACY
269
GET BEHIND THE STRUGGLE RIGHT NOW
283
FROM BRIXTON TO EL BARRIO NYC
291
THE JOE I KNEW
297

THE REBEL WAY
129
ALEX COX JIM JARMUSCH AND DICK RUDE ON THE FILM WORK OF JOE STRUMMER
131
BE BOP A LULA HERES JOE STRUMMER
145
THE POLITICS OF PUNKS PERMANENT REVOLUTION
155
WOMEN IN PUNK DISCUSS JOE STRUMMERS INFLUENCE
167
JOE STRUMMERS LIFE AND LEGACY
175
A LOOK BACK AT PUNK ROCK AND ANTIRACISM
183
YOU CANT HAVE A REVOLUTION WITHOUT SONGS
195
THE LEGACY OF VICTOR JARA AND THE POLITICAL FOLK MUSIC OF CAETANO VELOSO SILVIO RODRIGUEZ AND JOE STRUMMER
197
CLASH OF THE THAN
211
A MAN THAT MATTERED
229
THE LEGEND OF THE LONG SHADOW
299
NOTES
309
JOE STRUMMER SELECTED DISCOGRAPHY
325
JOE STRUMMER SELECTED FILMOGRAPHY
327
MICHAEL FRANTI SELECTED DISCOGRAPHY
329
TIM ROBBI1TS SELECTED FILMOGRAPHY
331
SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY AND WORKS CITED
333
CONTRIBUTORS
341
PERMISSIONS
347
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About the author (2004)

D'Ambrosio is a writer, documentary filmmaker, and photographer. He is the founder/director of La Lutta New Media Collective, a media/activist production group based in New York City.

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