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(7 Muluk (Water) / 12 Kumk'u - 189/260 - 188.8.131.52.9)
vocals/guitar for The Clash
vocals/guitar for The 101'ers
John Graham Mellor
Date of birth
21 August 1952,
Filmography as: Actor, Composer
1.Docteur Chance (1997)
2.I Hired a Contract Killer (1990) .... Guitar player
... aka Vertrag mit meinem Killer (1991) (Germany)
3._Mystery Train_ (vhs/ntsc) (1989) .... Johnny
4.Candy Mountain (1987) .... Mario
5._Straight To Hell_ (vhs/ntsc) (1987) .... Simms
6.King of Comedy, The (1983) .... Street Scum
7._Rude Boy_ (vhs/ntsc) (1980) .... Rhythm guitarist
Filmography as: Actor, Composer
1.Grosse Pointe Blank (1997)
2.When Pigs Fly (1993)
... aka Wenn Schweine fliegen (1993) (Germany)
3.Permanent Record (1988)
5.Sid and Nancy (1986)
... aka Sid and Nancy: Love Kills (1986)
6._Rude Boy_ (1980)
Son of a worker in a diplomat's office; spent early youth living in Iran and Mexico before settling in England. Began busking in the early 70s under the folkie guise of "Woody Mellor" (after folk legend Woody Guthrie); later changed moniker to the more descriptive "Joe Strummer". Frontman for the 101ers in the mid-70s before joining up with the Clash in 1976. Carried on with the Clash after Mick Jones' departure, seeing the band through til 1985. Since then, has had an uneven solo career, working primarily on soundtracks for films (1986's _Sid & Nancy_, 1987's _Walker_, 1988's _Permanent Record_, 1991's _I Hired A Contract Killer_, and 1997's _Grosse Pointe Blank_ (vhs/ntsc) among them). Has also appeared as an actor in a handful of films (most notably 1987's _Straight To Hell_ and 1989's _Mystery Train_). Released his first full-fledged solo LP in 1989, _Earthquake Weather_ cassette . Sat in with the Pogues on and off between 1988 and 1991, including a tour as frontman in 1991. Produced the Pogues' LP _Hell's Ditch_ CD. After numerous one-off guest appearances (Brian Setzer Orchestra, the Levelers, Black Grape), Strummer formed The Mescaleros with Antony Genn in 1999. The band released an LP, _Rock Art & The X-Ray Style_, in 1999 and are currently on tour. Married with three daughters. Co-wrote and produced tracks for B.A.D.'s sophomore LP _No. 10, Upping St._; appeared in an episode of the American TV series South Park in 1998; filmmaker Jim Jarmusch wrote his role in _Mystery Train_ specifically for him.
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_Viva Joe Strummer: The Clash And Beyond_
Pogues live with Joe Strummer.
12-16-91 Dublin, Ireland
Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros
Q: has your honesty hurt your sanity?
JS: of course it has. in a world that builds on illusion. advertising is illusion... [...] in america, they're gone... i tell you they're gone... you go to california.. i'm talking really simple basic things.. you touch a piece of wood.... wrong! this wood is not wood. this wood looks like wood. [...] people smile at you... wrong! they've been told by the management to smile at you. so really, you're not seeing anything that's real... not the objects, the buildings, the signs, everything is fake. [...] and what they get we will get later... if the world is moving towards that then i'm not interested... i like to come back here cause here in london we have reality, we have people shoving you out the way... that gesture, it's clear. this guy's in a bad mood and he's shoving me out the way... that is real communication... in california, they'll sue you. they'll sue you or smile at you while he's thinking of shoving you out the way...