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Posted by:AK (‘thegoldenageofrubber@hotmail.com’)
Posted on: 15 Jan 2003
 
Message:
I didn't mean that Peter and Strummer were alike in real
life; I was referring to Strummer's character in "Mystery
Train." I don't believe that he was actually a depressed
laid-off factory worker with a revolver in real life anymore than I believe that James Woods was a hoodlum in the Thirties who became a Senator in the Seventies--they're just movie roles. Anyway, Strummer
was reportedly inspired by seeing the Sex Pistols, while
Peter hated them, based on hearing a live cassette that
Anton Fier had before their records came out. Peter primarily objected to their lack of musicianship; although he definitely enjoyed and respected less-than-slick bands such as the Stooges, the Electric Eels, and Patti Smith Group, he also aspired to the fluidity of people such as Richard Thompson, some of whose songs he was covering at the time. If he had lived, who knows where he would have come down on the
British punk bands? He might have enjoyed the records of the Sex Pistols or the Clash, and I could definitely see him relating to Public Image, Ltd. (Keith Levene could play almost as fast as the guys in Alice Cooper).

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