Friday, January 30, 2009


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.


01-Shaktar Donetsk
02-Bhindi Bhagee
03-Rudie Can't Fail
04-Tony Adams
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
11-Johnny Appleseed
12-Coma Girl

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.


CoolSchool said...

I love The Clash with white hot passion and have from jump street. I even like some of the stuff on Give Em Enough Rope. When Joe left I did not follow him to The Mescaleros. But then when that great bio movie of him came out a couple of years ago (can't remember the name) it featured some of The Mescaleros stuff so I decided to check it out. Somebody told me to get Streetcore-boy what a find. Love it, especially Coma Girl, Go Down Moses, and the most haunting version of Redemption Song I have ever heard. Thanks for the zip.

Bob said...

Sal -- thanks very much for this -- I've been wondering when we would see a live Mescaleros set ever since the "White Man Live At The 100 Club" was included on a Mojo "Radio Clash" CD in 2004. Muchos muchos gracias. And thanks for everything else, too...

Sal Nunziato said...

Thanks for reading Bob & CoolSchool. I may do a follow-up Joe mix, with some odd Mescalero b-sides.