Friday, January 30, 2009
"LIVE MESCALEROS": THE WEEKEND MIX
I have never been off The Clash. There aren't many bands or artists I can say that about. My favorite artists of all time, at one time, have sickened me like a bad meal. Like getting sick on Southern Comfort when I was 17, it took awhile for me to listen to The Beach Boys again after hearing "Orange Crate Art." (I still can't even smell Southern Comfort without getting chills)
With the recent release of the stellar "The Clash Live At Shea Stadium," I have been playing The Clash more than ever. I even go back to "Sandinista" and pretend that I don't dislike it as much as I do because I love this band so much. I am still not sick of them Not even "Should I Stay Or Should I Go?"
This brings me to Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros, a band that I desperately wanted to love when "Rock Art & The X-Ray Style" was released, but didn't quite, at least not until their third release "Streetcore" hit the streets. "Streetcore" was the one. I miss Joe.
Here is a great Mescaleros show from January 15. 2002.
03-Rudie Can't Fail
05-White Man in Hammersmith Palais
06-Mega Bottle Ride
07-Get Down Moses
08-Police & Thieves
09-Cool 'n' Out
10-Police on My back
13-I Fought The Law
14-Bankrobber (with Mick Jones)
15-White Riot (with Mick Jones)
16-London's Burning (with Mick Jones)
Enjoy and be patient with the zip.