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Joe Strummer: Definitely Not Admitting Defeat Yet

Caroline Sullivan, The Guardian, 24 September 1999

"I THINK GOOD manners will come back. In America, kids saw punk rock as a licence to be as rude as possible. I didn't like that." Not, as you might have thought, Cliff Richard speaking, but the man who framed punk's radical agenda and warned of the white riot to come.

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