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Announcing 'JOE STRUMMER 001' Out 28.09.18

Jul  3, 2018
Announcing 'JOE STRUMMER 001' Out 28.09.18

'Joe Strummer 001' is the first compilation to span Joe Strummer's career outside of his recordings with The Clash and includes fan favourites from his recordings with the 101ers and The Mescaleros, all of his solo albums, soundtrack work and an album of unreleased songs.

'Joe Strummer 001' is available to pre-order now on CD, Digital and exclusive limited edition LP, CD, and SUPER DELUXE SET.  Visit the official shop to find out more about the products and track listing.

The first track from 'Joe Strummer 001' is 'London is Burning', an alternative/early version of 'Burnin' Street' by Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros.


After Joe's untimely death in December 2002, it was discovered that Joe had been quite an archivist of his own work, having barns full of writings and tapes stored in his back garden.  There are now over 20,000 items in the Joe Strummer Archive.  The archiving of htis material and compiling of 'Joe Strummer 001' was overseen by Joe's widow Luce and Robert Gordon McHarg III.

All of the formats include tracks that have never apperaed before as well as new remasters.  Exclusive to all formats is an album of unreleased material including an early demo of ‘This Is England' entitled ‘Czechoslovak Song/Where Is England,’ a solo demo of ‘Letsagetabitarockin’ recorded in Elgin Avenue in 1975, outtakes from ‘Sid & Nancy’ featuring Mick Jones and unreleased songs ‘Rose Of Erin,’ the biographical and mythical recording ‘The Cool Impossible’ and ‘London Is Burning’ one of the last songs Joe recorded.  All tracks were restored and mastered by Grammy Award winner Peter J. Moore at the E. Room in Toronto Canada.

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Wot No Bike? New Paintings by Paul Simonon opens at the ICA

Jan 19, 2015
Wot No Bike? New Paintings by Paul Simonon opens at the ICA

Paul's new paintings of all things Biker go on show this Wednesday 21st January at London's Institute of Contemporary Arts, home of so many memorable early Clash gigs.

Paul's been a painter for as long as he's been a musician - it's in the blood: his Dad's a painter and he studied at Byam Shaw School of Art as a teenager.

You can see all the work on his website here, where you'll also be able to buy limited edition prints and Paul’s new book featuring the work.


The Clash Spotify Radio Show

Sep 13, 2013
The Clash Spotify Radio Show

Listen in now to exclusive 30-40 min documentary style podcasts recorded at Wise Buddah Studios in London in June 2013.

Featuring Mick, Topper and Paul in coversation with Johnny Green - their tour manager - on their cultural
influence and sharing their fabourite music. In the two chapters out now, the band reflect on the Notting
Hill Riots in 1979 and their unique reggae connection.

Follow to listen to more over the coming weeks, when we'll add more chapters on who they toured with
and what they were all listening to, their sold out shows, sneaking people into gigs, heading to America
and Jamacia and Joe's move to Paris.

Get listening here.

The Making Of London Calling - BBC Radio 6 Special Airs April 18th

May 20, 2012

Tune in to BBC Radio 6 on Wednesday April 18th as host Steve Lamacq is joined by The Clash's Mick Jones and Paul Simonon for an hour long special looking at the making of their seminal album London Calling.

Recalling the political climate in 1979, refusing to let record label bosses leave until they acknowledged the album's brilliance, dropping their equipment into the Thames and how the album's success was built on the "Three R's" -- Writing, Recording and Rehearsing.