Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Happy Birthday Paul Simonon

Today The Clash's Paul Simonon turns 60. Let into the band despite not knowing how to play bass pretty much just because he looked really cool, he of course has become one of the most iconic images of rock, smashing his bass on the cover of London Calling. I'd say my favorite Clash song of his is Guns of Brixton but then I'm pretty sure it's the only one he wrote - he never really was interested in being Harrison to Strummer/Jones' Lennon/McCartney.

He did put out an album in the 90's with Havana 3am; I hadn't listened to it in about 20 years, but remember it being surprisingly good. Here's the best track.

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