An isolationist America is no bloody use to anyone.
I try and write honestly about what I see around me now.
Being spokesman for a generation is the worst job I ever had.
We read our own political content into The Clash, and they accepted it.
My upbringing was very straightforward suburban working class upbringing.
My theory is this; I'm not a political songwriter. I'm an honest songwriter.
All the great political music was made at the height of political confrontations.
I came into this whole business by going to see Rock Against Racism gigs with the Clash.
Even with politics, stuff comes around again. Woody Guthrie would recognize America today.
I was in a little punk band and we put out a few punk records that weren't very political, at all.