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MASS EVICTIONS, FREE SPEECH RESTRICTIONS, SURVEILLANCE TECHLORDS CENSORING THE INTERNET, POOR FOLKS WHO DON'T REALLY GET A VOTE WITH ZERO GENUINE REPRESENTATION, CLAMPDOWNS, CURFEWS, GAS HIKES, & LAWS AGAINST PROTEST! (-GUTTER GOSPEL: Fitness, Health, And Beauty Pro Tips with your host, GENERAL LABOR!!!)
He came downLike a star tonightHe's was in loveWith his lonely lifeWith his pick-up girlsHe's a switchblade knifeNo one loves himBut he takes it alrightHeavens inside, SomewhereHeavens inside, SomewhereHeavens inside, SomewhereLet it out, Let it out, Let it out - Generation X
For a population that never fully recovered from capitalist crisis of 2008, the mismanagement of pandemic and now the shifting of the burden of the Ukrainian war onto the backs of the working class with higher food, energy and inflation, has deepened legitimation crisis. And what is response from democrats? Vote for us and we will reverse Roe v Wade! - Ajamu Baraka
SHITLIBS ARE CANCELLING ELVIS, BAMBOOZLED BY BULLSHIT MEDIA, BURNING KENNEDY'S BOOK, FORGETTING ANITA HILL
It was always a joke of a lie when shitlib red carpet celebrities insisted they could "push Biden to the left", as he's got a 50-year long record of being a right wing conservative stooge for empire, an empty blue suit robot, and a fierce tool of the racist police state who helped write the Crime Bill & Patriot Act.
The stories about his crooked kid having ties to shady going-ons in the Ukraine with secret labs and crony capitalist oil promotions, drugs and hookers, and a coup army of proxy war mercenaries mighta been branded fake news by the Big 5 monopoly Fake News but Aaron Mate', Glenn Greenwald, and many others have proven AND CONFIRMED it was all true.
Another collection of Joe Strummermaterial hits the market on March 26, this time from major label BMG. “ASSEMBLY” follows 2018’s “Joe Strummer 001” and showcases what the label calls “carefully curated singles, fan favourites, and archival rarities from the Strummer solo catalogue”.
The selection includes “Coma Girl,” “Johnny Appleseed,” and “Yalla Yalla” (with The Mescaleros) to his iconic rendition of Bob Marley’s “Redemption Song” and soundtrack contributions like “Love Kills” (from the 1986 film, “Sid and Nancy”.)
The 16-track compilation features three previously unreleased versions of classic Clashtracks, including the never-before-heard “Junco Partner (Acoustic)” and electrifying live performances of “Rudie Can’t Fail” and “I Fought The Law”, the latter two recorded by Joe Strummer and the Mescalerosat London’s Brixton Academy on November 24, 2001. The collection includes exclusive liner notes by lifelong Strummer fan, Jakob Dylan.
History, so observers say, is written by the winners. More often than not, those observers are the victors so they would say that, wouldn’t they? Nonetheless, it’s a truism that carries weight.
That’s why you’ll see scarce mention of The Clash’s career after Mick Jones was kicked out and it’s partly why the final studio album under the band’s name, “Cut The Crap”, has been excised from the official - read: survivor-approved - body of work. Indeed, that one’s not even available to stream on the ubiquitous Spotify and never had a hope in hell of making it to the extravagant “Sound System” box set. With good reason, say most of us who have heard it…
Which brings us to “We Are The Clash”, an exhaustively researched and well-written book that chronicles the last Clash line-up, a back-to-punk-basics outfit whose ranks included only two “real” members in Joe Strummer and Paul Simonon. The so-called “Clash Mk 2”.
“We Are The Clash” is an important book in so many ways - and not just because it makes up for a lack of documentation of this period of the band.