November 10: Bruce Springsteen released Live/1975–85 in 1986 – 27 years ago

It’s not enough. By anyone else’s standards, of course, Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band Live/1975-85 is an embarrassment of riches — five albums and ten years’ worth of barroom, hockey-arena and baseball-stadium dynamite; greatest hits, ace covers, love songs, work songs, out-of-work songs — the ultimate rock-concert experience of the past decade finally packaged for living-room consumption, a special gift …

November 10: The Clash released Give ‘Em Enough Rope in 1978

It’s rock and roll all over In every street and every station Kids fight like different nations And it’s brawn against brain And it’s knife against chain But it’s all young blood Flowing down the drain One of those albums that was played so much on vinyl that it got worn out and bought again (twice!), Fantastic album! Give ‘Em …

August 21: Joe Strummer was born in 1952

 “We aren’t particularly talented. We try harder!”― Joe Strummer“– Authority is supposedly grounded in wisdom, but I could see from a very early age that authority was only a system of control and it didn’t have any inherent wisdom. I quickly realised that you either became a power or you were crushed” ― Joe Strummer

Today: Joe Ely is 67 Happy Birthday

You sure look fine tonight, in the beer sign light. Why did you seem surprised when I saw through your disguise. All your friends were there and no one had a care. They all just looked away in this Honky Tonk Masquerade. – Joe Ely “I think I’ll always be restless, always trying new stuff, I gotta do that. I …

Today: The great Joe Strummer passed away 11 years ago

 “We aren’t particularly talented. We try harder!”― Joe Strummer“Authority is supposedly grounded in wisdom, but I could see from a very early age that authority was only a system of control and it didn’t have any inherent wisdom. I quickly realised that you either became a power or you were crushed” ― Joe Strummer

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