Fwd: Joe Strummer Was A Tramp!
My two favorite bands of all time are Bruce and The Clash. For years I had heard that Joe Strummer never really liked Bruce, thought him a phony, not a true spokesman for blue collar folks. But as it turns out, Strummer was a Tramp . . . a Springsteen fanatic: as in: "Tramps like us/Baby we were born to run."
Check out this piece on how Joe Strummer lobbied the folks behind the Glastonbury festival in England to book Bruce.
At the Glastonbury festival, Bruce paid tribute to Joe by opening with “Coma Girl” a tune Joe did with his last band, The Mescaleros. The next day, at an outdoor show in Hyde Park in London, he opened with–what else?, “London Calling.”