Let Fury Have the Hour by Antonino D'Ambrosio
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Let Fury Have the Hour
By Antonino D'Ambrosio

Let Fury Have the Hour

The Punk Rock Politics of Joe Strummer

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Let Fury Have the Hour by Antonino D'Ambrosio

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Joe Strummer's untimely death at the age of fifty in December 2002 took from us one of the truly unique voices of modern music. The quintessential Rude Boy, punker, rebel musician, artist and activist, Strummer wrote some of the most important and influential music of the last century including "Guns of Brixton," "The Washington Bullets," "Spanish Bombs," "White Man in Hammersmith Palace," "London's Burning," "Lost in the Supermarket," and "Garageland. " Effectively melding raw creativity with radical politics, Strummer transformed punk rock from its early associations with reactionary, right wing and nihilistic politics into a social movement. From Rock Against Racism to the Anti-Nazi League Festival to supporting the H-Block protests, Strummer and The Clash led the charge for human rights. Let Fury Have the Hour collects articles, interviews, essays and reviews that chronicle Strummer's life both as a musician and a political activist. Included in this collection are essays and interviews by Antonino D'Ambrosio, alongside contributions from Peter Silverton, Barry Miles, Anya Philips, Sylvia Simmons, Vic Garbarini, Caroline Coons, Todd Martens, Joel Schalit and others. This book also includes original lyrics, photography, art, posters, and flyers, and offers the first serious examination of the life of this extraordinary man.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781560256250
ISBN-10: 1560256257
Format: Paperback
(210mm x 140mm x 25mm)
Pages: 320
Imprint: Nation Books
Publisher: Avalon Publishing Group
Publish Date: 13-Oct-2004
Country of Publication: United States

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