1976 was the year of punk which means that 2016 is the, gulp, 40th anniversary. Way too many musicians have died too young and the great Joe Strummer, voted greatest human being for seemingly years on end by readers of the New Musical Express, is no exception. Do you remember where you were when you heard that he’d died? This song started out as a song about, would you believe, ‘girl power’, which shows how old it is, reworked and vastly improved with Joe’s inspiration.
This song is copyright © 2006 Jim Pollard.