As fate would have it I was unable to make it out to Marylebone – in fact I only took one tube ride this time – most of the time I was walking. Joe was my idol as I think he was for many and that concert at the Top Rank Ballroom changed my life forever when I was just 14 years old. In fact, four years later Joe and Mick did it again when I was very close to leaving Leeds but after watching “Rude Boy” I decided, “Fuck Yeah! I’m staying.”
The thing about The Clash and other bands at the time is that they were political, but they actually believed in the causes and were trying to make people’s lives better. Rather than what we are seeing today. I’d would have voted for Joe for sure.