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  Paul Simonon - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Paul Gustave Simonon (born December 15, 1955 in Brixton, England) is best known as the bass guitar player for punk rock band The Clash.
Simonon only decided to write "Guns of Brixton" because he was jealous of the money the band's main songwriters, Joe Strummer and Mick Jones, were making in royalties, but it is now one of the band's most recognized songs.
Paul Simonon was forever immortalized on the front cover of the band's double-album London Calling, where the image of him smashing his bass has become one of the most famous pictures in rock.
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 3am Interview: AN INTERVIEW WITH PAUL SIMONON
Simonon was too smart and multi-cultural to be attracted by the racist undertones of the skins; he was into the sharp lines, the street-tough look and the outlaw stance that would soon become integral to the presentation of The Clash.
For Simonon it was a task he threw himself into with gusto when he moved straight into Rhodes' Rehearsal Rehearsals at Camden Lock, marking the band's territory with a vast Ballardian mural depiction of the Westway, that looming landmark at the centre of The Clash's psycho-geographic London.
Simonon provided the film star glamour to an otherwise motley bunch of home-made haircuts and bad dental work: it was he who developed the band's early paint-splattered Pollock-inspired look and whose fascination with guns and outlaw culture led to their mid-period fl military look -- all straps, angular zips and reinforced gussets.
www.3ammagazine.com /musicarchives/2004/nov/interview_paul_simonon.html   (3744 words)

  
 Paul Simonon: Reviews, Discography, Audio Clips, and more ||| Music.com
Born Paul Gustave Simonon on December 15, 1955, in London, England, Simonon was raised first in Britxon and then in Notting Hill, where he attended predominantly fl schools; resulting in an admiration for soul and Jamaican sounds.
Simonon's first post-Clash [+] appearance on record was Bob Dylan [+]'s 1988 release, Down in the Groove [+], before eventually reappearing in an all-new group, Havana 3 A.M., that proved to be more roots rock-based than his previous band.
Simonon returned to his original love, painting, and was also extensively interviewed for the superb Clash [+] bio-movie, Westway to the World, in the late '90s.
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 PuNkChiCk's ClaSh PaGe
It became certain to Joe and Paul that The Clash were lacking the energy and genius of Topper and Mick, and so they fired the others, including Bernie, and called an end to The Clash in the opening days of 1986.
PAUL SIMONON: "I always wanted to be a guitarist, not a bass player, but because I couldn't play or nothing - I just used to leap about with it and not hit any right notes - so in the end I thought "I'll be the bass player - but I'll be the best bass player."
PAUL SIMONON, 1976: "I don't know why people are talking about The Clash being a political band.
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 Simonon, Paul Music Web Links   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Simonon, Paul "I'm basically an optimist in life but this doesn't prevent me from deducing as a scientist that we are probably doomed." (Vladimir Chaloupka, physicist, University of Washington, regarding mankind's There's a fine line between fishing and standing on the shore like an idiot.
Simonon, Paul "Over grown military establishments are under any form of government inauspicious to liberty, and are to be regarded as particularly hostile to republican liberty." (George Washington) Hey, you can't fight in here!
Simonon, Paul "He that would make his own liberty secure must guard even his enemy from oppression; for if he violates this duty he establishes a precedent that will reach to himself." (Thomas Paine) "Majority rule only works if you're also considering individual rights.
www.searchmusicnetwork.com /Bands_and_Artists_C_Clash,_The_Simonon,_Paul.html   (1697 words)

  
 The Observer | Review | Paul Simonon: A London calling
Snooty St James is not the part of London in which one expects to find Paul Simonon, former Clash bassman, punk icon, Notting Hill skinhead and balladeer of 'The Guns of Brixton'.
Simonon's portraits of London show a city that is both modern and ancient.
Simonon's perspectives are quite literally elevated - most of the paintings were done on rooftops, and the physicality of painting outdoors appeals to him.
observer.guardian.co.uk /review/story/0,6903,815211,00.html   (1072 words)

  
 Paul Simonon MP3 Downloads - Paul Simonon Music Downloads - Paul Simonon Music Videos
In addition to being the bass player for the Clash, Paul Simonon was the only member of the group that remained in attendance from its inception in 1976 until its dissolution in 1986.
Simonon's first post-Clash appearance on record was Bob Dylan's 1988 release, Down in the Groove, before eventually reappearing in an all-new group, Havana 3 A.M., that proved to be more roots rock-based than his previous band.
Simonon returned to his original love, painting, and was also extensively interviewed for the superb Clash bio-movie, Westway to the World, in the late '90s.
www.mp3.com /Paul-Simonon/artists/103665/biography.html   (444 words)

  
 THE DISTILLERS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Born Paul Gustave Simonon on 15 December 1955 in London, he was raised first in Brixton and then in Notting Hill.
Simonon was the only member of the group that remained in attendance from its inception in 1976 until its dissolution in 1986.
Simonon had placed a skull and crossbones sticker on the body and had handwritten the word "PRESSURE" on the body horn nearest the bottom E string.
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 Paul Simonon
Paul Simonon stuck through even after Mick n Topper had gone, with Joe in the should of been called 'Clash II....Throughout his band days he was perhaps the 'pin-up' boy of The Clash.
Paul wrote The Guns of Brixton and was 'Told' to sing it, which what he did not have in mind as he wrote it.
Paul refused to play any part in that n ended up in squats, cookin the paste that they the Clash used to put up their posters with as he was that hungry.
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 Paul Simonon -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Paul Simonon wrote and sang three of the Clash's songs: "Guns of Brixton" on (Click link for more info and facts about London Calling) London Calling, "Crooked Beat" on (Click link for more info and facts about Sandinista!) Sandinista!
Simonon only decided to write "Guns of Brixton" because he was jealous of the money the band's main songwriters, (Click link for more info and facts about Joe Strummer) Joe Strummer and Mick Jones, were making in royalties, but it is now one of the band's most recognized songs.
Paul Simonon was forever immortalized on the front cover of the band's double-album (Click link for more info and facts about London Calling) London Calling, where the image of him smashing his bass has become one of the most famous pictures in rock.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/p/pa/paul_simonon.htm   (533 words)

  
 Chasing a Shadow - [Sunday Herald]
Here, though, munching, sits Paul Simonon, who was once an immortal as a member of The Clash, but today earns his living as a painter – and, at the moment, is leading our expedition into the northern wastes.
Simonon and I are huddled in the deserted kitchens of the 250-year-old husk of Raasay House, once the island chief’s home, now a spartan resort for those who like the outdoor life.
Simonon named the band and provided its most iconic image one frustrated night at New York’s Palladium, when he smashed his bass on stage, a moment immortalised on the cover of 1979’s epochal London Calling album.
www.sundayherald.com /38638   (3181 words)

  
 The Scotsman - S2 Tuesday - Clash of culture
The greatest rock’n’roll image of all time is a picture of Paul Simonon, according to a poll earlier this year.
The photograph, of Simonon shattering his guitar on the New York Palladium stage in 1979, was taken by Penny Smith, and later became the cover of the Clash’s album from that year, London Calling.
Simonon can’t rely on the trickle of Clash royalties, so painting is how he earns his crust.
thescotsman.scotsman.com /s2.cfm?id=1059522002   (1428 words)

  
 The Clash
Strummer and Simonon ousted Mick Jones from the band towards the end of the year (Jones went on to found Big Audio Dynamite (BAD) with Don Letts).
Then Simonon returned to his roots as a visual artist, mounting several art-gallery shows and contributing the cover for Mick Jones' third BAD album, which was, coincidentally, co-produced by Joe Strummer.
Simonon's reluctance to play music again has largely been cited as the reason why The Clash were one of the few 1970s British punk bands that did not reform to cash in on the punk-nostalgia craze of the late 1990s.
www.brainyencyclopedia.com /encyclopedia/t/th/the_clash.html   (1318 words)

  
 artnet.com
Paul Simonon works from specific sites beside the Thames, in the area between Greenwich and Battersea, and as a result his painting is filled with the spirit of place.
Many artists have depicted the modern architecture of the city as brutal or inhumane, but this is to mistake the nature of London; in Paul Simonon's work the buildings seem majestic, touching in their variety.
Paul Simonon is thereby reviving much earlier descriptions of the Thames, in "the silver-streaming Thames" of Edmund Spenser and the "silver Thames" of Alexander Pope.
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 Paul Simonon   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
"Paul Simonon--well, he'd have to be the driveshaft, because it was his aesthetic sense, his knowledge of painting, his use of sculpture (especially the slabs of Carreran marble that characterized his bass playing) and pliocene sensuality--that visualized the band's look and touch." --- Lenny Kaye, Americlash, Fall 1991
Paul starts living at Rehearsals/So does his friend Sid Vicious...for a while/When no one else is around Paul practises his bass by playing along to the old reggae tunes on the jukebox like "Israelites" and "Wrong Em Boyo."
"Paul Simonon plays bass, smiles a lot, lopes around like a grossly underfed gorilla on a vitamin B and methedrine cure for malnutrition and catches the fancy of more women than the rest of the band put together - Patti Smith, for example." ---Pete Silverton, The Clash: Greatness From Garageland
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 Pin-Up NYC Magazine | Photo Gallery
Mick Jones and Paul Simonon of The Clash.
Paul Simonon and Tom Morello share a laugh at the Inductions.
Tom praised Paul in his speech, saying he was dressed like a pimp.
www.pinupnyc.com /gallery/hallfame   (158 words)

  
 Clash City Rockers: Biography
Mick Jones decided to teach Paul Simonon how to play guitar, but as Paul had never played that instrument, it was too difficult for him.
Paul Simonon came with the band's name, he said that The Clash could be a good one.
They recorded their first album, self titled The Clash (1977), which was one of the most selling import albums in the U.S.A., since it was released only later in America, but with some different tracks from the british one.
www.angelfire.com /on/clash/biography.html   (659 words)

  
 The Austin Chronicle Music: From Here to Eternity   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Paul Simonon has lines on his face you could plant soybeans in and the look of an average Joe punching a time clock somewhere.
Simonon had spent much of his time hanging out with his West Indian pals and immersing himself in reggae, ska, and skinhead fashions, elements that would later be part and parcel of the Clash.
Simonon and Strummer soldiered on for another two years, dragooning guitarists Nick Sheppard and Vince White into the band, but the game was clearly up.
www.bestofaustin.com /issues/dispatch/2000-05-19/music_feature.html   (3612 words)

  
 CNN.com - Rock Hall of Fame inducts the Clash - Mar. 10, 2003
Jones' exit -- he was fired by Strummer and Simonon for erratic behavior in 1983 -- spelled the end of the classic Clash, although it limped along with replacement players for a couple of years.
Simonon has put music behind him and is now active as an artist, painting outdoor scenes.
The Sex Pistols couldn't resist, and the sight of the aging rebels on tour was a depressing spectacle.
www.cnn.com /2003/SHOWBIZ/Music/03/10/rockhall.clash.ap   (1129 words)

  
 Encyclopedia: Paul Simonon   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
December 15 is the 349th day of the year (350th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar.
London Calling, a double album released by The Clash in December, 1979, marked the bands critical and commercial breakthrough.
Havana 3am was the short-lived post-Clash band of bassist Paul Simonon.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Paul-Simonon   (1181 words)

  
 TCM Breaking News - 2002/01/24: The Clash 'guitar smashing' sleeve is 'best ever rock picture'
She said: "I wasn't shooting much until I twigged that Paul looked grumpy so I kept my camera up to my eye, and he was looking crosser and crosser, and then he exploded.
Paul du Noyer, editor of the special edition, 212-page Q Greatest Rock Photo book, said: "This was a picture that lots of photographers mentioned without any prompting.
Paul Simonon of The Clash By Pennie Smith.
archives.tcm.ie /breakingnews/2002/01/24/story37466.asp   (373 words)

  
 The Alt.Music.Clash F.A.Q.
Everyone thought that it was over(and it really was) until, in 1984 Joe Strummer and Paul Simonon(the only member of the clash who was in it from start to finish) recruited guitarists Vince White and Nick Sheppard and Drummer Pete Howard.
He is still in the band and all us BAD fans are trying to get Radioactive Records to release their new album.
Paul Simonon-Before Paul Simonon joined the clash, he was a painter.
members.tripod.com /~CLASHFAQ/faq.html   (617 words)

  
 .:( The Clash @ Rockul.Info ):.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Throughout 1977, Joe Strummer and Mick Jones were in and out of jail for a range of minor crimes, ranging from vandalism to stealing a pillowcase, while Simonon and Headon were arrested for shooting racing pigeons with an air gun.
However, Mick Jones commented in the press that at the time of Strummer's death, the foursome was seriously considering reuniting for a tour, and that the likelihood was good of it happening.
It should be noted that his contribution to The Clash was by no means limited to his drumming for the band--Headon also composed the piano riff for "Rock The Casbah." Now he is clean and continues to perform on gigs.
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 Paul Simonon Supersite   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Simonon had spent much of his time hanging out with his West Indian pals and immersing himself in.
Clash - Paul Gustave Simonon, 15.12.55, Beulah Crescent - Inghilterra) Paul nasce nei pressi di Brixton, dove rimane per circa quattro anni finchè i genitori non si trasferiscono a Londra.
The Clash : Terry, Mick, Paul (l to r) Terry Chimes, Mick Jones, Paul Simonon of The Clash.
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