I guess he decided to go….
Joe Strummer is dead.
This is really sad. When the Clash released London Calling back at the beginning of 1980, music basically sucked. Styx, The Knack, Village People, and Do Ya Think I’m Sexy-era Rod Stewart. Although the Sex Pistols were getting all the attention for Never Mind The Bollocks, it was the Clash that reminded everyone that you could not only make noise, but you could make noise with a hook: London Calling, Clampdown, I’m Not Down, Wrong ’em Boyo, and the unlisted pop gemTrain In Vain.
Paul Simonon, Mick Jones, Topper Headon, and Joe Strummer pulled music out of the doldrums.