@halloween_jack_ huh, I was going by what I'd read in
but either I mis-read it or it was worded confusingly. I'm going to have to look it up
Okay, page 230 of my edition:
Mickey Leigh: …the Ramones… were walking down this alley to get to the backstage door of the Roundhouse [in London for the gig in question], and standing in the alley like a posse was the Clash. [next page] … they said, "We're the Clash, man. We're gonna be bigger than anybody."
well, fuck me, I could swear I read they weren't a band yet.
But wait! Further down that page:
Danny Fields: ….But Paul and Mick weren't in the Clash yet, but they were starting it. They were afraid to play until they saw the Ramones. I mean, Paul and Mick told the Ramones, "now that we've seen you, we're gonna be a band."
so, okay? The dudes in the alley were the earliest incarnation and Fields is remembering it wrong? I dunno.
turn the page
Dee Dee Ramone: Sid Vicious followed me all over the place. This was before he was in the Sex Pistols.
I think I remember that Sid was the second bassist, but taken with the other quote, my mind remembered the scene as no Clash, no Pistols yet. But I know you know your stuff, halloween_jack, so I'm glad you set me straight.