JOE STRUMMER – ” Assembly “

Posted: February 6, 2021 in ALBUMS, MUSIC
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While mostly remembered for his time fronting The ClashJoe Strummer had a long solo career with a number of terrific records. A new retrospective album, “Assembly”, highlights that and will be out March 26th via Dark Horse Records. The Carefully curated singles, fan favourites and rarities will comprise the 16-track Assembly, a best-of collection from The Clash legend arrives via George Harrison’s Dark Horse Records (which is now led by his son Dhani Harrison and manager David Zonshine

The compilation includes “Love Kills” from the docu-movie Sid & Nancy, Mescaleros songs “Coma Girl,” “Forbidden City” and “Johnny Appleseed,” a few live performances of “Rudie Can’t Fail” and “I Fought The Law”, the latter two recorded by Joe Strummer and the Mescaleros at London’s Brixton Academy on November. 24th, 2001 a never-before-heard acoustic version of “Junco Partner” and Other iconic cuts include “Coma Girl,” “Johnny Appleseed,” and “Yalla Yalla” (with The Mescaleros), Bob Marley’s “Redemption Song”. It does not have, however, any of the Joe Strummer & The Latino Rockabilly War tracks, like “Trash City,” he recorded for the soundtrack of Permanent Record (the 1988 drama which starred Beastie Boys’ Adam Horowitz).

In addition, Assembly includes liner notes written especially for this collection by lifelong Strummer fan Jakob Dylan.

Strummer’s politically charged lyrics struck a chord with legions of fans and peers, and in 2020, his life and music were commemorated with “A Song For Joe: Celebrating the Birthday of Joe Strummer.” The star-studded global live stream featured performances and testimonials from Bruce Springsteen, Jeff Tweedy, Bob Weir, Lucinda Williams, Josh Homme, Tom Morello, Jim Jarmusch, members of The Strokes, Brian Fallon, Steve Buscemi, and many more.

“Assembly” is an all-new Joe Strummer retrospective covering The Clash frontman’s whole career, including Mescaleros numbers and unexpected, buried treasures. This 16-track compilation features three previously unreleased versions of classic Clash tracks, including the never-before-heard “Junco Partner (Acoustic)” and electrifying live performances of “Rudie Can’t Fail” and “I Fought The Law,” the latter two of which were recorded by Joe Strummer and the Mescaleros at London’s Brixton Academy on November 24th, 2001.

  1. Good timing on this one! International Clash Day weekend!

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