Mick Jones (The Clash)
Michael Geoffrey "Mick" Jones (born 1955-06-26) was the lead guitarist and a vocalist of the British punk rock band The Clash until his dismissal in 1983. He went on to form the band Big Audio Dynamite with Don Letts before line-up changes led to the formation of Big Audio Dynamite II and later Big Audio.
- He was just there, looking fantastic... the bastard.
- As quoted in 3:AM magazine (1994) Mick Jones on Paul Simonon.
- There’s two different strains of punks, nice ones and horrible ones. We fall into the nice category
- We’re not trying to be like young guys prancing around like idiots.
- About carbon silicon
- With my own legendry, I try to ignore it entirely. Basically, if I took any notice, my head would explode. I wouldn’t be able to do anything.
- We were idiots then. We’re even bigger idiots now, just older.
- About how he and Tony James have changed over the years
- People say, what do you want to do? And I sort of think, well, watch the telly.
- When you get to the museum level, you're usually dead, aren't you?
- I used to go to school with my hair looking like Johnny Thunders', totally sewn into my jeans and wearing women's shoes and a Sex T-shirt from Malcolm McLaren's shop. I'd turn up every day looking like this Martian. I used to get abused all the time, but I didn't give a shit in those days. I knew I was onto something.
- In a way, I killed off what I was good at, in order to do something different.
- About Big Audio Dynamite
- Q(A lot of blues-based rock, for better or worse, is about bragging.)
Yeah, and I didn't like that side of it at all. It's very similar to rap in that way. I like rap when it's about consciousness. I don't like it when it's down on women.
- It took us a long time to get over the group, I must say… Even if we ever have.
- About leaving the Clash
- I didn't feel anything
- When asked how he felt when leaving the Clash