Derrymacash, never mind the bollocks. :-) 'Shamed to say, I still have fond memories of the Jam, Psychedelic Furs, the Cure, the Blasters, etc., etc. Don't listen to 'em much any more, though. Heresy in punk circles, but I never liked the Pistols except out of respect for the doors they opened for *good* punk bands. And it was because I was already into the Clash that when this little, unknown Irish band appeared on Tom Snyder (who, strangely, had a lot of really good (or at least attention-getting) punk and new wave bands on his show during its last year or two) one night, singing a song called "I Will Follow," my jaw dropped. Been listening to U2 ever since. Bono said that the Clash "wrote the rulebook" for a band like U2. Seen Billy Bragg's eulogy to Strummer at the Beeb web site? I'll try to post a link later. Off to the mines. Happy Christmas, y'all.
Not workin' for the Clampdown,