Surf Mama in Clapham


Lovely evening at Clapham Books, aperitif and reading in the garden.

Ray Gange star of cult Clash film Rude boy and Chris Salewicz author of Joe Strummer’s biography Redemption Song  turned up, so when we’d finished swapping big wave stories we got into a bit of punk nostalgia.


From Surf Mama . 1978.

‘Hello are you Joe Strummer? Do you want to buy me a drink?’ I asked. It was a pretty lame chat up line and unusually forward considering I was pathologically shy at the time.

“I already have he said with the coolest smile in the history of rock and roll,and handed me a can of Colt 45 .


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