Friday, January 06, 2006

Covers Rock (Bonus tracks!)

The Clash didn’t cover Max Romeo’s “A Quarter Pound Of I'cense” but Joe Strummer and The Mescalaros did. I kinda wish Joe had done “War Ina Babylon” instead.

Here’s a bit of stage talk from an early Clash show.

The Clash didn’t cover this song but they liked it well enough to use it for a name. More Culture here.

Junior Murvin and Lee “Scratch” Perry recycled the “Police & Thieves” backing tracks many times. Not just for dub mixes, “Bad Weed” may even be better than "Police & Thieves".

I’m pretty sure the Clash never heard this version of “Junco Partner” but I like it. It was recorded by a Bethesda, Maryland garage band called Nobody’s Children.

And finally, here’s another cover of “Fujiyama Mama”. This is from Pearl Harbour’s only solo LP called DON’T FOLLOW ME, I’M LOST TOO that came out in 1981. The LP was produced by Clash associate Mickey Gallagher and had Nick Simonon on drums. But Mekon drummer Steve Goulding says that he worked on the LP with members of the Clash. Anybody know the real story?

OK, that’s all. Hope you enjoyed it!

3 Comments:

Blogger B.D. said...

Great compilation. The Clash were one of the best live shows I've ever seen. This compliments the releases nicely. Thanks!

7/1/06 9:17 AM  
Blogger Fire of lovE said...

Not a clue !!!
not that big Clash fan but i like this posts.

Lots of reggea, like that

Jah lives

happy new year KS

7/1/06 10:23 AM  
Blogger Reverend Frost said...

Good work !

8/1/06 4:36 AM  

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