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London is Burning

Post by msza2 » 24 Jul 2017, 4:20pm

Anyone have the audio of this they can upload somehow, someway? Also looking for Guitar Slinger Man.

I remember hearing both many years ago but have not been able to find them in recent years.

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Re: London is Burning

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Re: London is Burning

Post by msza2 » 24 Jul 2017, 9:07pm

Thanks daredevil! Man, I haven't heard that in about 10 years.

It's very . . . CtC :scared: . I have to think it was a rough demo at this point. Shields and Slattery did a wonderful job finishing the album.

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Post by daredevil » 24 Jul 2017, 11:51pm

You're welcome!

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Re: London is Burning

Post by Low Down Low » 25 Jul 2017, 8:20am

msza2 wrote:
24 Jul 2017, 9:07pm
Thanks daredevil! Man, I haven't heard that in about 10 years.

It's very . . . CtC :scared: . I have to think it was a rough demo at this point. Shields and Slattery did a wonderful job finishing the album.
Have to be honest and say I was very disappointed with the finished Get Down Moses after being blown away by the live versions. 15 years on I'm still at the stage where I desperately want to like that album more than I do. I dont bear any fault for those guys, though, because I simply dont know what they were working with at the time, it was a tough gig regardless.

As for GSM, I'm sure there's a recording out there somewhere but haven't heard it.

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Re: London is Burning

Post by msza2 » 25 Jul 2017, 10:02am

Low Down Low wrote:
25 Jul 2017, 8:20am
msza2 wrote:
24 Jul 2017, 9:07pm
Thanks daredevil! Man, I haven't heard that in about 10 years.

It's very . . . CtC :scared: . I have to think it was a rough demo at this point. Shields and Slattery did a wonderful job finishing the album.
Have to be honest and say I was very disappointed with the finished Get Down Moses after being blown away by the live versions. 15 years on I'm still at the stage where I desperately want to like that album more than I do. I dont bear any fault for those guys, though, because I simply dont know what they were working with at the time, it was a tough gig regardless.

As for GSM, I'm sure there's a recording out there somewhere but haven't heard it.
Interesting -- I adore the studio version of GDM, and all of Streetcore for that matter. That said, in an alternate world I wish they had finished all the material they had -- Dakar, Guitar Slinger Man, something called Steady America, apparently? -- and brought in another singer for them. Mick, Paul, Topper, Tyman, Mikey Dread, Jimmy Cliff, hell, Tim Armstrong. Whoever.

I think I've heard Guitar Slinger Man on a very poor audience recording. I remember it being kinda slow and meandering, and not very surfy to my ears, despite being billed as such.

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Re: London is Burning

Post by Low Down Low » 25 Jul 2017, 11:18am

msza2 wrote:
25 Jul 2017, 10:02am
Low Down Low wrote:
25 Jul 2017, 8:20am
msza2 wrote:
24 Jul 2017, 9:07pm
Thanks daredevil! Man, I haven't heard that in about 10 years.

It's very . . . CtC :scared: . I have to think it was a rough demo at this point. Shields and Slattery did a wonderful job finishing the album.
Have to be honest and say I was very disappointed with the finished Get Down Moses after being blown away by the live versions. 15 years on I'm still at the stage where I desperately want to like that album more than I do. I dont bear any fault for those guys, though, because I simply dont know what they were working with at the time, it was a tough gig regardless.

As for GSM, I'm sure there's a recording out there somewhere but haven't heard it.
Interesting -- I adore the studio version of GDM, and all of Streetcore for that matter. That said, in an alternate world I wish they had finished all the material they had -- Dakar, Guitar Slinger Man, something called Steady America, apparently? -- and brought in another singer for them. Mick, Paul, Topper, Tyman, Mikey Dread, Jimmy Cliff, hell, Tim Armstrong. Whoever.

I think I've heard Guitar Slinger Man on a very poor audience recording. I remember it being kinda slow and meandering, and not very surfy to my ears, despite being billed as such.
I'm not sure I can go with the alternative vocalist angle, lead vocalist anyway, it was still a Strummer record and had to stay that way, regardless of whatever material had been laid down. I do often wonder what type of album it might have been had Joe lived to see it through. It had to follow the sheer brilliance of Global and was obviously intended to be a very different type of record.

From memory I think there's a good sounding version of Guitar Slinger on one of the Tokyo shows,, but its a while since I listened to it and kind of forget how it goes. Must try and root it out because its a very good show.

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Re: London is Burning

Post by Wolter » 25 Jul 2017, 12:38pm

My favorite GDM is still the first version I heard, St. Anne's, April 1.
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Re: London is Burning

Post by Slickgonzalez » 25 Jul 2017, 1:26pm

Here's the only version of Guitar Slinger Man that I know of...

https://www.dropbox.com/s/hvqshqrau4nx8 ... 9.mp3?dl=0

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Re: London is Burning

Post by msza2 » 25 Jul 2017, 10:09pm

Slickgonzalez wrote:
25 Jul 2017, 1:26pm
Here's the only version of Guitar Slinger Man that I know of...

https://www.dropbox.com/s/hvqshqrau4nx8 ... 9.mp3?dl=0
Thanks slick! I had forgotten how much of a banger it was. Did you clean up the audio at all? Sounds better than I remember it.

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Re: London is Burning

Post by msza2 » 25 Jul 2017, 10:12pm

Low Down Low wrote:
25 Jul 2017, 11:18am

I'm not sure I can go with the alternative vocalist angle, lead vocalist anyway, it was still a Strummer record and had to stay that way, regardless of whatever material had been laid down. I do often wonder what type of album it might have been had Joe lived to see it through. It had to follow the sheer brilliance of Global and was obviously intended to be a very different type of record.

From memory I think there's a good sounding version of Guitar Slinger on one of the Tokyo shows,, but its a while since I listened to it and kind of forget how it goes. Must try and root it out because its a very good show.
Yeah, putting those songs on the actual record might have been too much. But I wish they had finished them up with another singer and released them somewhere. The Meskies (sans Joe) were a great band and it's a shame some of their work remains unreleased.

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Re: London is Burning

Post by Slickgonzalez » 26 Jul 2017, 1:10am

msza2 wrote:
25 Jul 2017, 10:09pm
Slickgonzalez wrote:
25 Jul 2017, 1:26pm
Here's the only version of Guitar Slinger Man that I know of...

https://www.dropbox.com/s/hvqshqrau4nx8 ... 9.mp3?dl=0
Thanks slick! I had forgotten how much of a banger it was. Did you clean up the audio at all? Sounds better than I remember it.
No, this is straight from the Generations bootleg, actually. I'd love to get my hands on a lossless version of this song if anyone has this show!

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Re: London is Burning

Post by gkbill » 26 Jul 2017, 5:18pm

daredevil wrote:
24 Jul 2017, 7:41pm
Hello,

Did this ever get a proper release?

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Re: London is Burning

Post by msza2 » 26 Jul 2017, 7:25pm

gkbill wrote:
26 Jul 2017, 5:18pm
daredevil wrote:
24 Jul 2017, 7:41pm
Hello,

Did this ever get a proper release?
Nope. One would assume it'll see the light on a rarities comp eventually. I'd love to hear all the unfinished tidbits from the Streetcore sessions.

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Re: London is Burning

Post by Kory » 27 Jul 2017, 12:54pm

msza2 wrote:
26 Jul 2017, 7:25pm
gkbill wrote:
26 Jul 2017, 5:18pm
daredevil wrote:
24 Jul 2017, 7:41pm
Hello,

Did this ever get a proper release?
Nope. One would assume it'll see the light on a rarities comp eventually. I'd love to hear all the unfinished tidbits from the Streetcore sessions.
Damn, I've never heard this before. What an excellent version.
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