Dec 282010
 

E., Joe Strummer embodies you in this clip! It’s eerie.

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  6 Responses to “A Clash Interview E. Pluribus Gergely Can Sink His Teeth Into!”

  1. Hi y’all,

    Know that I’m having a very enoyable time during this Christmas break. Last night, whilst playing a bunch of covers with my sister and her hubby Buddy Whelan, I thought of a pretty good question to ask all you RTHers. Have you ever played a guitar that was objectively hideous (odd shaped body or headstock, pastel or day glo colorings, dark-tan-blond tri-wood body and neck combos,etc.) but had to begrudgingly admit felt and played beautifully. I, for one, have not found any of those pro tech axes to be anything other than pieces of shit.

    Prove me wrong. Defend a beloved turd!

    Hope to hear from you soon,
    E. Pluribus

  2. Come on, you mean to tell me that that 5-string headless bass with onyx inlays in the frets that you considered using at Swarthmore didn’t sound like a ’63 Fender Jazz bass?

  3. BigSteve

    I played one of those Kramer aluminum necked guitars in a music store once years ago. I’m not sure about “beautifully,” but it sounded fine. It was just a little more than I wanted to pay (I ended up buying a Gibson S-1), and it was just weird that the neck was so cold to the touch.

    The only time I remember being blown away by an instrument was a few years back when I picked up a Taylor acoustic in a store. It really sang, but it was $2500 or something, and my credit card was right there in my wallet. I told my friend to take it away from me and let’s get out of here before I do something I regret. Are Taylors on the RTH verboten list? I know there’s nothing really objective about it.

  4. hrrundivbakshi

    That interview is pretty painful. I recognize the interview style of a man (in this case, Strummer) who is trying to make his music good by sheer force of will. It’s the aggro version of Bill Needle’s speech where he completely caves in to the Moral Majority in the Sunbrite laundry detergent fiasco.

  5. misterioso

    That is right on target. He’s like the coach of a team that’s just lost 10 in a row who’s trying to convince himself and the fans that a couple of scrubs brought in to replace starters are really gonna turn this thing around. You expect him at some point to just stop and say, “Aw, f—, I give up. We suck.”

  6. […] Townsman hrrundivbakshi had this spot-on analysis of the Cut the Crap-era Joe Strummer interview. […]

 
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