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Punk Rock Warlord explores the relevance of Joe Strummer in the carrying on with legacies of either punk rock and revolutionary politics. it's geared toward students and common readers drawn to The conflict, punk tradition, and the intersections among pop song and politics, on each side of the Atlantic. members to the gathering characterize quite a lot of disciplines, together with historical past, sociology, musicology, and literature; their paintings examines all levels of Strummer’s occupation, from his early days as ‘Woody’ the busker to the whirlwind years as entrance guy for The conflict, to the ‘wilderness years’ and Strummer’s ultimate days with the Mescaleros. Punk Rock Warlord deals an attractive survey of its topic, whereas whilst difficult the various historic narratives which have been developed round Strummer the Punk Icon. The essays in Punk Rock Warlord tackle concerns together with John Graham Mellor’s self-fashioning as ‘Joe Strummer, rock revolutionary’; serious and media structures of punk; and the singer’s complex and altering courting to feminism and anti-racist politics. those assorted essays however cohere round the declare that Strummer’s glance, type, and musical repertoire are so rooted in either English and American cultures that he can't ultimately be extricated from either.

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