For today’s Clash fix, Joe Strummer & The Latino Rockabilly War, Manchester International II England, August 5, 1988. A pretty good audience boot with lots of banter. This is from a low point in Joe’s solo career and life, and there’s a few oddities and curiousities here. For example, it’s the only time I’ve heard a live Sightsee MC. Not one of Joe’s best, and about as close as he ever came to rap. It makes me happy it was Mick who went hip hop. The set also includes Love Kills, the Sid And Nancy Soundtrack cut, and several sing-a-longs (particularly on Straight to Hell, which also features some great guitar-and-bongo interplay). But the biggest standout: A great rock-a-billy version of the Pogues standard, If I Should Fall From Grace of God.

As always, a few tastes and a zip.

Shouting Street
Nothin bout Nothin
Somebody Got Murdered
The 15th Brigade
Spanish Bombs
Sightsee MC.
Armagideon Time
Unknown Immortal
Love Kills
Police and Thieves
Junco Partner
Ride Your Donkey
Love of the Common People
If I Should Fall from Grace of God.
I Fought the Law
Straight to Hell
Ubangi Stomp
Brand New Cadilac
Police on My Back
Tropic of No Return
Trash City
Oye Coma Va (Santana)
London Calling


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