Sunday, June 30, 2013

Joe Strummer Nails The Ramones

"We learned a lot off of The Ramones... how not to muck around on the stage. When the Ramones number started, it started there! When it ended, it ended there! They didn't spend hours shambling around, scratching themselves... ya know, there's a lot of this casual behavior is considered cool now - yeah, but I wonder if it's rooted in cool or rooted in just... ineptitude."

   ------  Joe Strummer, 2002
Not only does the video perfectly capture the essence of The Ramones, but it reveals the massive heart of Joe Strummer.