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In 2002, the world lost one of its greatest and most outspoken punk rockers.
Joe Strummer, lead singer of the seminal 1970’s punk band The Clash, took off his punk rock fighting gloves when he died suddenly from an undiagnosed congenital heart defect. As a frontman, his life with The Clash was nothing short of influential, releasing classic albums such as London Calling and Sandinista!, while paving the road for future punk bands of the next 30 years.
Continuing down a creative path long after he and bandmates Mick Jones, Paul Simonon, and Nicky Headson released their debut album, The Clash, Joe Strummer’s extensive catalog of solo albums and collaborative material kept his voice and image from becoming a thing of the past. But it was his 2002 cover of “Redemption Song,” the last song off of Bob Marley & the Wailers ninth studio album, that truly solidified Joe Strummer as a strong, enigmatic force in music.
As a fan of punk’s most recognizable voices, anointing your pre-pubescent punk rocker’s with The Joe Strummer T-Shirt from Stardust is a wonderful way to preserve an important musical legacy. This awesome children’s shirt — available in a myriad of vibrant colors for ages 0-12 — is a symbol of punk as defined by someone who helped create it, and who ignored the cultural disadvantages of mainstream culture that threatened to destroy its voice.
Jumping off of furniture into a sea of stuffed animals while wearing Joe Strummer’s iconic image is the right way to memorialize punk rock’s mightiest kingsman.
And I totally mean your kids, by the way. Not you.