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Thursday, 19 May 2011

41


Today is my birthday. 41, since you're asking. I know, where does the time go?

Today's song is possibly the greatest song The Clash wrote, which makes it probably one of the greatest pieces of post-war popular culture this country has produced. Hey, it's my birthday and I'll make wild claims if I want to. (White Man) In Hammersmith Palais is surely well known to most readers, and is the pinnacle of The Clash's 'trash reggae', has brilliant tinny production and guitars, bass playing that proves that by this Paul Simonon has learned to play and more great Joe Strummer lines skewering late 70s Britain than any one song should contain.

At the time of typing, no-one has bought me a set of Clash action figures but there's still time.

9 comments:

davyh said...

It's a bluebeat attack! Happy Birthday young 'un.

Word verif = 'hootrami' - sounds like a lost Mescaleros album.

Art Dept said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

ANCB said...

Hey you old git, thanks for making me feel young....Sort of...

Good post too - It'll fit in with my Friday Night Film tomorrow :-)

Mondo said...

I'm not typically a Clash fan, but even I top my titfer to this one. Happy Birthday, any famous bods born on the same day?

swiss adam said...

Pete Townsend, Malcolm X, Jackie Onassis Kennedy, Yasmin le Bon, Joey Ramone. And Pol Pot. It'd make a good night in the pub

h said...

HAPPY bIRTHDAY!!!
SEE YOU NEXT WEEK?

bossman said...

Great band, Happy Birthday

Dirk said...

Happy Birthday, mate ... looks as if the figure set had already been withdrawn from sale quite a while ago, as I understand it: what a shame!

Simon said...

Happy belated birthday! Hope it was a good un!