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Tuesday, 8 October 2013

Keys To Your Heart

Before The Clash Joe Strummer played London's pub rock scene with squatters the 101ers. Joe brought his Bo Diddley and Chuck Berry influences and the kind of intense performance that got Mick, Paul and Bernie Rhodes to ask him to leave and join them. Joe's style was described as 'a man scrubbing a Telecaster' and that chugging rhythm is well evident in this 101ers song, one of their best. When The Clash set out love songs were very much off the agenda, Joe as scornful of anyone about Mick's lovelorn tunes. But Joe hadn't been averse to them himself....

Keys To Your Heart

The new Sound System boxed set, shaped like a boom box (or ghetto blaster as we used to call them) has the tape counter on the front stuck at 101, a nice little nod of the head from the Simonon design team.

1 comment:

Echorich said...

The Soundsystem Box Set is definitely going to be my Xmas present to myself!