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All hippies around now just represent complete apathy.

All hippies around now just represent complete apathy.

When you blame yourself, you learn from it. If you blame someone else, you don't learn nothing, cause hey, it's not your fault, it's his fault, over there. ---->>>

Yeah, all those things, responsibility, pressure. It's a bit stressful. I try and come to terms with it by not thinking about it. ---->>>

I don't want to look back. I want to keep going forward, I still have something to say to people. ---->>>

If you ain't thinkin' about man and God and law, then you ain't thinkin' about nothin'. ---->>>

I only saw my father twice a year. If I'd seen him all the time I'd probably have murdered him by now. He was very strict. ---->>>

What I like about playing America is you can be pretty sure you're not going to get hit with a full can of beer when you're singing and I really enjoy that! ---->>>

The hippy movement was a failure. ---->>>

With The Simpsons you can go back to work with a keen heart. ---->>>

I think we're going to have to forget about the radio and just go back to word of mouth. ---->>>

The only place I considered home was the boarding school, in Yorkshire, my parents sent me to. ---->>>

I began thinking there should be an American phrase book, 'cause I've got an Italian phrase book, and an Arabic one... now a British one. I think it'd be pretty good to have an American phrase book. ---->>>

I have a weird life because I live on songwriting royalties, which are a strange income. Sometimes it rains, sometimes it doesn't. ---->>>

Anyway, it's good to be sent back to the underground. There's always a good side to bad things and the good side to this is that at least everyone has to go back down. ---->>>

When we played Paris, the English punks would come over, and they got to know the French punks. There was some nice scenes in the back alleys. ---->>>

The only place I considered home was the boarding school in Yorkshire my parents sent me to. It's easier, isn't it? I mean, it gets kids out the way, doesn't it? ---->>>

The hippy movement was a failure. All hippies around now just represent complete apathy. There's a million good reasons why the thing failed, OK. But the only thing we've got to live with is that it failed.

The hippy movement was a failure. All hippies around now just represent complete apathy. There's a million good reasons why the thing failed, OK. But the only thing we've got to live with is that it failed.

To me, our music is like Jamaican stuff - if they can't hear it, they're not supposed to hear it. It's not for them if they can't understand it. ---->>>

I found that I was just hopeless at school. It was just a total bore. First, I passed in art and English, and then just art. Then I passed out. ---->>>

I'm proud of all our records. Even the crap ones. ---->>>

I get on all right with my parents. But I don't see them very much. They split up when I was eight. I stayed with my mum, but I felt it was a bit soft with her. I could do whatever I liked, and I wasn't getting nowhere, so I went to stay with my dad. ---->>>

We did eight gigs in super-stadiums, all the biggest joints - L.A. Coliseum, Oakland Coliseum, Shea Stadium. ---->>>

We sing in English, not mimicking some American rock singer's accent. That's just pretending to be something you ain't. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: English
Born: 08-21, 1952
Birthplace: in Ankara, Turkey
Die: 12-22, 2002
Occupation: Musician
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John Graham Mellor (21 August 1952 – 22 December 2002), known by his stage name Joe Strummer, was an English musician, singer, actor and songwriter who was the co-founder, lyricist, rhythm guitarist and lead vocalist of The Clash, a punk rock band formed in 1976 as part of the original wave of British punk (wikipedia)