Joe Strummer died two decades ago today and I have no idea how that could be twenty years ago now. What has changed? The world in many ways seems to have become trapped and frozen somewhere along the way.
Dreading another deadly-boring holiday party? You need to get the people off their little demon boxes and get them all singing and dancing and feeling grateful to be alive with the best of Seventies Pop, Rock 'n' Roll, Funk and R&B.
THIRTEEN HOURS OF HAPPINESS AND JOY, PEOPLE.
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Genius is a curse, not only because it shares a driveway with madness but also because it often falls prey to that most insidious of demons: boredom. This is an occupational hazard particularly for musical geniuses.
This is not only one of the best singles of the 70s, it's one of the best Pop singles of all time. It hit me at a time when I began to see the world as being inherently magical, though certainly not in the rose-colored-glasses sense you'd expect from a typical eight year-old.