May 2, 2016
Should I stay or should I go?
When Mick Jones captured this desperate question for one of his biggest hits in the Clash’s catalogue, it was ostensibly about whether or not to maintain a romantic relationship.
But for so many of us entering adulthood or preparing to leave our parents’ house or the city we were raised in, it’s the ultimate philosophical and existential conundrum. Who am I? Where is my home?
Joel Plaskett loves the Clash. Or at least he did when he was in a Halifax band called Thrush Hermit and name-checked the open-minded British quartet on the title track of the Hermit’s 1995 EP, The Great Pacific Ocean. [READ MORE]