Viser arkivet for stikkord mescaleros

Shakhtar Donetsk

He had the wooly scarf of Shaktar Donetsk
Nay, the banner of freedom wrung around his neck
Inherited from his father
One of the Ukraine exiles of Yugoslavia

Nok en fin Joe Strummer-låt, fra Mescaleros-albumet Global a go-go:

Shakhtar Donetsk, “The Miners”, eller cuplaget som de gjerne ble kalt på 60-tallet for sin evne til år etter år å kvalifisere seg til den Sovjetiske cupfinalen, er nå Ukrainas beste fotballag. Og fortsatt cup-gode: Shakhtar vant årets UEFA Cup ved å slå Werder Bremen 2 – 1 i finalen i Istanbul (i semifinalen slo de landsmennene Dynamo Kiev 2 – 1).

Tony Adams

I’m waiting for the rays of the morning sun;
somebody tell me clearly, has the new world begun?

Who is that Screaming in Lunar Park?
If they make Tony Adams captain
We could all go screaming in Lunar Park
I say yes oh yes – you should check it out

Tony Adams blir husket og respektert av med- og motspillere som en kompromissløs, men fair, midtstopper og lagleder. På albumet Rock Art And The X-Ray Style med Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros finner du sangen Tony Adams. I følge Joe Strummer er sangen en hyllest til den tidligere Arsenalkapteinen, om enn en subtil sådann.

Til oktobernummeret av Q magazine i 1999 sa Strummer: I realised that I was a phoney. I realised that I didn’t care about anything in the whole universe except for the fact: that Tony Adams should be captain for the England football team. I am a Chelsea fan, have been since about 1971 or so. But when I look at him there’s something great about the man. When you’re watching a team on the field they also represent your culture, your tribe. Also, not a lot of people know this: he plays the piano. A lot better than me for instance, although that wouldn’t make much. What I am saying is that he’s remarkable and shouldn’t be taken for granted.

England is used to worship a brand new band every now and then and throw them away into the ten following minutes. That’ s a vicious behaviour but symptomatic of one certain illness which corrupts the UK. I’ ve written one song about that which is called “Tony Adams” : No one in this f*****g country rose up when he was denied the England armband, whilst he was winning his own fight against alcoholism. People might imagine footy is mundane, sometimes mundane stuff are important. We need people like Tony Adams. At the opposite, England is used to get rid of these kind of people, that’ s disgusting, fortalte han franske Télérama.

Bra mann, Joe Strummer!