December 22: The great Joe Strummer passed away in 2002

 “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

December 14: London Calling by The Clash was released 35 years ago

The ice age is coming, the sun is zooming in Engines stop running and the wheat is growing thin A nuclear error, but I have no fear London is drowning-and I live by the river I walked home from the local grocery store Ringdal exactly 35 years ago today with a plastic bag containing this double album by The Clash. …

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 …

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