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Post by Inder » 04 Oct 2017, 6:53pm

1. Techno D-Day is immense, should have been a single. Way better than Tony Adams.

2. Generations is so, so good.

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Re: Strummer Deep Cuts

Post by Low Down Low » 04 Oct 2017, 6:58pm

Techno D Day was a bit of a slow burner for me, took me a few years of listening to really get what a great track it is, great beat to it. Rock Art is stylistically a very compelling album I find. But still couldn't have it ahead of Tony Adams any day of the week, though you have to seek out one of the better live versions to properly dig the force of that song. No Mescalero gig was truly complete without it.

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Post by Flex » 04 Oct 2017, 7:10pm

When I first got x ray, I think techno d day was the only song I really loved on it. Still one of my fave joe solos.
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Re: Strummer Deep Cuts

Post by WestwayKid » 04 Oct 2017, 7:22pm

Does Gangsterville count as a deep cut? I've always liked it.

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Re: Strummer Deep Cuts

Post by 101Walterton » 04 Oct 2017, 7:34pm

I first heard a Bhindi Bhagee when someone posted a live version online, SNews I think? I thought then it was a clutterfuck of brilliance and love it even more as time goes on.
My favourite Joe Clashless song.

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Re: Strummer Deep Cuts

Post by Low Down Low » 04 Oct 2017, 7:46pm

101Walterton wrote:
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I first heard a Bhindi Bhagee when someone posted a live version online, SNews I think? I thought then it was a clutterfuck of brilliance and love it even more as time goes on.
My favourite Joe Clashless song.
The live version from the 100 club ia 5 terrific minute of energy and fury, I think that might have been the songs first live outing. Its one of his finest, thats for sure.

As regards Rock Art, I dont particulary like Road to Rock n Roll, but that apart there isn't a weak track on it and quite a few excellent ones: Tony Adams, Yalla Yalla, Willesden, X ray style. Its not far off being a great album in my opinion.

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Re: Strummer Deep Cuts

Post by JohnS » 04 Oct 2017, 9:26pm

I've always loved the apostrophe-challenging 'Nothin' 'bout Nothin' since first hearing it live in 2000 (May 1st? Dublin Olympia)
I remember 'Trash City' being a single and getting some serious publicity (radio and TV/promo video) in 1988, but the whole Permanent Record soundtrack passed me by. I liked the 'Rock Art' album but was slightly disappointed there was no full-tilt guitar rocker on it.
So hearing Joe blasting this out live - what was to me a 'new' song in his traditional Clash anthem stylee - was tremendous and a highlight of a great gig.
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Post by Wolter » 05 Oct 2017, 1:12am

JohnS wrote:
04 Oct 2017, 9:26pm
I've always loved the apostrophe-challenging 'Nothin' 'bout Nothin' since first hearing it live in 2000 (May 1st? Dublin Olympia)
I remember 'Trash City' being a single and getting some serious publicity (radio and TV/promo video) in 1988, but the whole Permanent Record soundtrack passed me by. I liked the 'Rock Art' album but was slightly disappointed there was no full-tilt guitar rocker on it.
So hearing Joe blasting this out live - what was to me a 'new' song in his traditional Clash anthem stylee - was tremendous and a highlight of a great gig.
I love that song so much.
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Post by Marky Dread » 05 Oct 2017, 1:45am

Inder wrote:
04 Oct 2017, 6:53pm
1. Techno D-Day is immense, should have been a single. Way better than Tony Adams.

2. Generations is so, so good.
Both really great. But for me the real unappreciated gem has always been 'Forbidden City' that Would've made a fine Clash track. I can almost hear a Strummer/Jones harmony on the chorus every time I play it.
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Post by Marky Dread » 05 Oct 2017, 2:07am

WestwayKid wrote:
04 Oct 2017, 7:22pm
Does Gangsterville count as a deep cut? I've always liked it.
I would say definitely not mate as it was released as a single.
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Re: Strummer Deep Cuts

Post by msza2 » 05 Oct 2017, 12:38pm

For me, X-Ray Style (the song) is a superlative Strummer work, up there with a handful of Clash songs. One of my favorite songs of all time. It's the only song from the Rock Art that strikes me as full-stop brilliant.

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Re: Strummer Deep Cuts

Post by matedog » 05 Oct 2017, 1:04pm

Inder wrote:
04 Oct 2017, 6:53pm
1. Techno D-Day is immense, should have been a single. Way better than Tony Adams.

2. Generations is so, so good.
Techno D-Day and Tony Adams are probably the worst two songs on Rock Art.
Look, you have to establish context for these things. And I maintain that unless you appreciate the Fall of Constantinople, the Great Fire of London, and Mickey Mantle's fatalist alcoholism, live Freddy makes no sense. If you want to half-ass it, fine, go call Simon Schama to do the appendix.

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Re: Strummer Deep Cuts

Post by Flex » 05 Oct 2017, 1:08pm

matedog wrote:
05 Oct 2017, 1:04pm
Techno D-Day and Tony Adams are probably the worst two songs on Rock Art.
It's great to see the post-childbirth bounce back to wrongness happening in real time.
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Re: Strummer Deep Cuts

Post by Dr. Medulla » 05 Oct 2017, 1:16pm

Flex wrote:
05 Oct 2017, 1:08pm
matedog wrote:
05 Oct 2017, 1:04pm
Techno D-Day and Tony Adams are probably the worst two songs on Rock Art.
It's great to see the post-childbirth bounce back to wrongness happening in real time.
It's like he's actively fighting becoming a sane and responsible adult. You go, Hoy!
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Re: Strummer Deep Cuts

Post by Inder » 05 Oct 2017, 1:21pm

matedog wrote:
05 Oct 2017, 1:04pm
Inder wrote:
04 Oct 2017, 6:53pm
1. Techno D-Day is immense, should have been a single. Way better than Tony Adams.

2. Generations is so, so good.
Techno D-Day and Tony Adams are probably the worst two songs on Rock Art.
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