JOE STRUMMER: THE FUTURE IS UNWRITTEN

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If we were at Sundance, we would have been first in line to see the Julien Temple documentary Joe Strummer: The Future is Unwritten. Joe, the heart and soul and lead singer of The Clash, died too young in 2002 from a congenital heart defect. Temple is becoming a spokesperson for the punk generation – he also produced the Sex Pistols’ documentary The Filth and the Fury. The Strummer film is described as rare footage of the punk legend’s early life, plus clips of the band. At one point, Julian Temple even compares Joe to Winston Churchill. In later years, the politically conscious Strummer was a friend and mentor to Courtney Love, who worshipped him. We wonder if she was at the Sundance screening.

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Posted by Janet on January 21, 2007

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  1. By tina
    On January 21, 2007 at

    LOVED Joe Strummer. He was brilliant.

  2. By Patrick
    On January 21, 2007 at

    Why is he playing bass?
    Know why?
    Anyone.

  3. By spy
    On January 22, 2007 at

    This sounds like a recycled press release.

  4. By Anonymous
    On January 22, 2007 at

    Sounds a lot like Dick Rude’s “Let’s Rock Again”. Dickie Rude was a very close friend of Joe. Dick’s movie premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2004.

  5. By Anonymous
    On January 24, 2007 at

    Playing bass probably during Guns of Brixton, with Paul singing and playing Joe’s guitar.

  6. By Patrick
    On January 24, 2007 at

    Thank you.

  7. By Patrick
    On January 29, 2007 at

    In answer to Tina’s question, Strummer used to play bass on Guns of Brixton, one of the rare occassions when Paul Simonon would take the lead singer’s role on stage and also play Joe’s guitar.

  8. By Anonymous
    On April 12, 2007 at

    My father died when I was 11 yrs.old in 1977.Joe Strummer took over the role of father figure for me through his music & beliefs,he is up there with other people in my life who have made me the person I am today.For that I will be forever thankful.He will be sadly missed and not likely to be replaced.

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