Hermann Strummer!Heston wrote: ↑09 Aug 2018, 4:02pmVery punk...
I like how The Clash don't even get a mention in his bio.Worked with Hannes Schöner (of Fair Control), Udo Jürgens, Righeira, Alex Köberlein, Stephan Remmler, Christian Franke, La Bionda, Ricchi E Poveri.
Bernie probably made him sign a disclaimer.
What in the name of fucking god is that all about?
Exactly. So ballsy, in fact, that -- with a couple of notable exceptions, including Frank Black (or whatever he calls himself these days), and Julian Cope -- no major band has done anything like it since. Having busked a time or two myself, I know how hard that kind of gig is, but it was certainly one of the best moves the reconstituted Clash made, without a doubt.Just wrapped up the other day. This was a great read. A lot of time is spent on the busking tour which I guess I always found to be interesting, but never thought too much of. Clearly it was the absolute highlight for all three new guys and the book does a good job of emphasizing how unusual/ballsy a move it was.
I reached out to the studio (Weryton) a couple times via e-mail, but never got a response. There's always folks who adopt that "too cool for school" attitude, either because a) they don't think you're serious, b) they don't think it's worth their time, or c) they think inclusion in a book automatically equates to their pension pot (or should)...none of which were true, with us. Par for the course with these sorts of things.Hermann Young Wagner isn't the dude's real name. I can't remember it exactly, but it is listed in the book. Hey Ralph, did you try to get a hold of him at all?
What about the song that Vince mentions in his book -- the one recorded for the kid who was in a coma? That'd be quite a find in itself, it ever turned up. Then again, I could say that for a tape of the gig I went to at MSU -- I've never seen that surface, either, though you'd think somebody or other had a recorder tucked under their coat that night. Oh, well.]There was a demo Joe and Kosmo made with random mariachi musicians in late 84. This would be a fascinating listen if it ever surfaces (though I'm not holding my breath).
As illustrated by his comment of wanting to leave quite a bit earlier, but not wanting Joe and Paul to feel let down if he did. I imagine he was quite torn up, at various points in the story, especially once it became clear that things were about to go south.Kosmo mentions that this time with the band was the lowest point of his life. Clearly he has regrets.
I suppose. I think Paul has always been a "go with the flow" sort of guy, and these days, if he ever doubts the wisdom of that posture -- he only needs to check his bank balance for confirmation that it worked out well enough.Paul comes across as a non-factor in the whole escapade.
See my comments earlier in this post about the HFA factor, as well. No doubt, he was a mess, for lots of reasons that we enumerate in the book.We discussed Joe's mental state earlier, but he was a total mess as well around this time
Shouldn't have been! We're standup guys, and we believe in giving credit where credit is due, no more, no less.Also, thanks for the shout out in the acknowledgements. That was a complete surprise to me! I've had a lot of help with the megalist and Rattie in particular for reuploading all the shows after megaupload was shutdown.
Glad you found it, and can stay cool -- we're in for a roughly week-long stretch of high 80s-plus temps, starting Friday. But I look forward to seeing what you think when you're done.Dear Everybody,
I stumbled upon a copy of We Are the Clash at the Alhambra (California) library on Friday. Totally shocked and happy. There I was glumly trying to escape the heat wave thumbing through old encyclopedias (which is what I do for fun). But then I was cool under heat.
I liked that photo which was taken where they took the photo for the first Clash album
Amazon can get fuckin' bent. I ordered a copy from my indie bookstore and requested a copy be stocked at the local library.Kory wrote: ↑05 Sep 2018, 12:23pmAmazon DOES suck. Can we all boycott them please?
Extra incentive: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/04/tech ... value.html
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