February 20, 2008

This morning Joe Strummer again saved my life

This sounds so good to me right now . . .

JOE STRUMMER & THE MESCALEROS
August 21, 1999
Cologne-Bizarre Festival, Germany

Straight To Hell
Tony Adams
London Calling
X ray Style
Rock The Casbah
White Man in Hammersmith Palais
Yalla Yalla
Brand New Cadillac
I Fought The Law
Tommy Gun
Bank Robber

ZIP: JOE STRUMMER

17 Comments »

  • Wow,

    Thanks for this. I am a huge Joe Strummer fan. Please check out my remembrance of him. http://dynamicmeter.blogspot.com/2008/01/joe-strummer-remembered.html

    Dynamic Meter — February 21, 2008 @ 8:37 am

  • i found your blog through hypemachine when looking for versions of Weezer’s “You Gave Your Love to Me Softly” but your link for the “Angus Soundtrack” version expired for it. is it different than the one on the album? if so, do you think you could email it to me? saintsscholars@gmail.com

    thanks

    Bradley Smith — February 21, 2008 @ 9:29 am

  • Thanks, Heather! Can’t wait to listen to this.

    In Transit — February 21, 2008 @ 10:24 am

  • Watching the Artic Monkeys at the Brits yesterday made me smile at Joe’s memory:”Ha you think its funny,turning rebellion into money”.At least Alex Turner addled though he was, still knew which circle of hell he was inhabiting.

    Russell — February 21, 2008 @ 11:40 am

  • Thanks! This is great!

    Vil Clinton — February 21, 2008 @ 11:40 am

  • Thanks….
    Joe Strummer has saved my day many, many times

    SINEDDIE — February 21, 2008 @ 4:11 pm

  • Very grateful. You continue to surprise me.

    paulofillinois — February 21, 2008 @ 10:42 pm

  • Dear Heather,
    right now I´m downloading the sub pop singles collection you filed some time ago. Thanx for this huge package. I continued from their on to learn hat you have an interest in joe Strummer as well. Do you know his comment on crawfish from the soundtrack of the temple movie? I´d like to send it to you. Do you have a copy of the song he plays in “I hired a contract killer? I searched for it many times but still haven´t found it yet. Would be nice to hear from you. Greetings from Berlin, germany UWE

    uwe_g_berlin@web.de

    Anonymous — February 22, 2008 @ 8:10 am

  • I don’t know where you find your stuff…and I don’t care…but I’ve been looking for Strummer boots for a long time – THANK YOU!!!

    Rambling Canuck — February 22, 2008 @ 12:32 pm

  • I was lucky enough to catch a Clash show in New Orleans during their Combat Rock North American tour in ’82. There was some uncertainty about whether they’d show because Joe Strummer had gone “MIA” for several gigs just prior to New Orleans. Well… they showed and the show was “stellar”!

    getsmartin — February 22, 2008 @ 12:42 pm

  • Joe Strummer only has that effect on the best of people. Thanks for making my day, Heather!

    sirensong — February 22, 2008 @ 1:46 pm

  • I love it…

    Punk — February 22, 2008 @ 10:33 pm

  • Thanks for the post…read your blog frequently and you always have good stuff.

    Anonymous — February 23, 2008 @ 10:28 pm

  • FYI, your Strummer zip file doesn’t contain the same mp3′s you have listed in your blog post. Just curious, which version is the correct track list?

    -ryan

    Anonymous — February 23, 2008 @ 10:56 pm

  • ryan, the original show was mislabeled all over the place. I renamed the tracks all the right way and changed the tags to be right as well. pretty sure that what is on the blog as individual tracks and setlist is correct; i didn’t realize the zip was different. Blog individual tracks should be correct – and the zip file SONGS are correct, you just may need to do some re-naming.

    heather — February 24, 2008 @ 7:03 am

  • This is so great! Thanks!

    Anonymous — February 24, 2008 @ 8:00 pm

  • Thanks Heather
    My first visit to your blog, which I found via (I think) Project Playlist, but I will definitely be back.
    I like your ears!
    Kevin

    astroblogy — March 21, 2008 @ 3:50 pm

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Bio Pic Name: Heather Browne
Location: Colorado, originally by way of California
Giving context to the torrent since 2005.

"I love the relationship that anyone has with music: because there's something in us that is beyond the reach of words, something that eludes and defies our best attempts to spit it out. It's the best part of us, probably, the richest and strangest part..."
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