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The Lyrics of Joe Strummer

Post by crawa197 » 10 May 2018, 2:48pm

Has anyone else noticed how immediate and quick Joe Strummer's lyrics were?

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Re: The Lyrics of Joe Strummer

Post by Heston » 10 May 2018, 2:54pm

crawa197 wrote:
10 May 2018, 2:48pm
Has anyone else noticed how immediate and quick Joe Strummer's lyrics were?
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Re: The Lyrics of Joe Strummer

Post by 101Walterton » 10 May 2018, 3:00pm

He talked fast and got a lot of words in a line?

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Re: The Lyrics of Joe Strummer

Post by Silent Majority » 10 May 2018, 3:12pm

I've grown convinced that
A) Strummer was reading a lot of Marxist stuff around the time of Sandinista!
B) the faux New York "Cheeseboiger!" in Mag 7 - a lyric that's all about the immorality of wage labour and consumer culture - is about McDonalds in the UK and the redundancy of encroaching globalisation.
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Re: The Lyrics of Joe Strummer

Post by Marky Dread » 04 Jun 2018, 9:46pm

All Joe's songs are about cheese.
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Re: The Lyrics of Joe Strummer

Post by laxman » 05 Jun 2018, 3:18am

Marky Dread wrote:
04 Jun 2018, 9:46pm
All Joe's songs are about cheese.
This is true. Can’t remember if I ever posted my Deep Cheese Theory.

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Re: The Lyrics of Joe Strummer

Post by Silent Majority » 05 Jun 2018, 4:17am

He used to hate the taste of cheese.
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Re: The Lyrics of Joe Strummer

Post by Marky Dread » 05 Jun 2018, 4:58am

Silent Majority wrote:
05 Jun 2018, 4:17am
He used to hate the taste of cheese.
Then he joined The Clash and it became cheese heaven.
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Re: The Lyrics of Joe Strummer

Post by 101Walterton » 05 Jun 2018, 4:59am

Marky Dread wrote:
05 Jun 2018, 4:58am
Silent Majority wrote:
05 Jun 2018, 4:17am
He used to hate the taste of cheese.
Then he joined The Clash and it became cheese heaven.
He only joined after he was grilled by Mick and Paul.

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Re: The Lyrics of Joe Strummer

Post by Marky Dread » 05 Jun 2018, 5:12am

101Walterton wrote:
05 Jun 2018, 4:59am
Marky Dread wrote:
05 Jun 2018, 4:58am
Silent Majority wrote:
05 Jun 2018, 4:17am
He used to hate the taste of cheese.
Then he joined The Clash and it became cheese heaven.
He only joined after he was grilled by Mick and Paul.
How can I understand the cheese?. Maybe that was Joe's statement. Also it was a time of police and cheese in the street. I think Joe found it hard at first and this was reflected in his writing "White Stilton Riot" but then he took "Cheese Control" and by the time of their 4th single they were totally on it with "Clash City Cheddars".
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Re: The Lyrics of Joe Strummer

Post by 101Walterton » 05 Jun 2018, 5:22am

Marky Dread wrote:
05 Jun 2018, 5:12am
101Walterton wrote:
05 Jun 2018, 4:59am
Marky Dread wrote:
05 Jun 2018, 4:58am
Silent Majority wrote:
05 Jun 2018, 4:17am
He used to hate the taste of cheese.
Then he joined The Clash and it became cheese heaven.
He only joined after he was grilled by Mick and Paul.
How can I understand the cheese?. Maybe that was Joe's statement. Also it was a time of police and cheese in the street. I think Joe found it hard at first and this was reflected in his writing "White Stilton Riot" but then he took "Cheese Control" and by the time of their 4th single they were totally on it with "Clash City Cheddars".
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Re: The Lyrics of Joe Strummer

Post by WestwayKid » 05 Jun 2018, 5:29am

101Walterton wrote:
05 Jun 2018, 5:22am
Marky Dread wrote:
05 Jun 2018, 5:12am
101Walterton wrote:
05 Jun 2018, 4:59am
Marky Dread wrote:
05 Jun 2018, 4:58am
Silent Majority wrote:
05 Jun 2018, 4:17am
He used to hate the taste of cheese.
Then he joined The Clash and it became cheese heaven.
He only joined after he was grilled by Mick and Paul.
How can I understand the cheese?. Maybe that was Joe's statement. Also it was a time of police and cheese in the street. I think Joe found it hard at first and this was reflected in his writing "White Stilton Riot" but then he took "Cheese Control" and by the time of their 4th single they were totally on it with "Clash City Cheddars".
Did you think Protex Blue was about Johnnies?
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Re: The Lyrics of Joe Strummer

Post by 101Walterton » 05 Jun 2018, 5:39am

Mick was big on the cheese as well that is why he wrote Stay Brie.

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Re: The Lyrics of Joe Strummer

Post by laxman » 05 Jun 2018, 8:24am

You just need to listen to the Future is Unwritten soundtrack. Keys to your heart already mentioned (used to hate the taste of cheese) through to Willesden to Cricklewood (get the mozarella in) via MC5 Kick out the Jams sandwiches (in favour of cheese ones obviously), and the original version of the song we know was rewritten and toughened up, Smorgasbord in the USA.

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Re: The Lyrics of Joe Strummer

Post by Marky Dread » 05 Jun 2018, 10:47am

101Walterton wrote:
05 Jun 2018, 5:22am
Marky Dread wrote:
05 Jun 2018, 5:12am
101Walterton wrote:
05 Jun 2018, 4:59am
Marky Dread wrote:
05 Jun 2018, 4:58am
Silent Majority wrote:
05 Jun 2018, 4:17am
He used to hate the taste of cheese.
Then he joined The Clash and it became cheese heaven.
He only joined after he was grilled by Mick and Paul.
How can I understand the cheese?. Maybe that was Joe's statement. Also it was a time of police and cheese in the street. I think Joe found it hard at first and this was reflected in his writing "White Stilton Riot" but then he took "Cheese Control" and by the time of their 4th single they were totally on it with "Clash City Cheddars".
Did you think Protex Blue was about Johnnies?
Johhnie was the name of the guy that Joe knew from the local butter market where he bought his cheese.
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