Joe Strummer, The Clash, Milan, Italy, 1981

2014, the 12th anniversary of Joe Strummer’s death — CJAM will play 24 hours of the former Clash frontman’s music, wrapping it around reports about poverty +

courtesy of MrOmega

"We aren't particularly talented. We try harder!”

“And so now I'd like to say - people can change anything they want to. And that means everything in the world. People are running about following their little tracks - I am one of them. But we've all got to stop just following our own little mouse trail. People can do anything - this is something that I'm beginning to learn. People are out there doing bad things to each other. That's because they've been dehumanised. It's time to take the humanity back into the center of the ring and follow that for a time. Greed, it ain't going anywhere. They should have that in a big billboard across Times Square. Without people you're nothing. That's my spiel.”

"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

Joe Stummer, Mick Jones, Paul Simonon

"Were it not for the Clash, punk would have been just a sneer, a safety pin and a pair of bondage trousers."
 Billy Bragg

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