Fresh from the airwaves is today’s Trash City Radio Show with your host, the one and only, Joe Rebel. Track listing will be posted shortly. To keep you busy until then, I’m including a bonus “flashback” to a Trash City airing that was from October 10, 2010! I’ve got a heap of old shows dating back to 2009, so in the future as an extra bit of goodness, I’ll be posting up a bonus flashback every time I archive the latest show, randomly selected (and re-reviewed for good sound quality on my end) for your listening pleasure.
Archives | Joe Strummer tribute shows from 2012, 2010 and 2009
On Tuesday of this week Joe Rebel presented his annual tribute show in memory of the late great Joe Strummer. It was a pretty special thing to be able to tune in live with friends all around the globe, and we gathered together in a remembrance set to the backdrop of a two hour journey through his musical legacy. This show, along with two other Strummer tributes from 2009 and 2010 is available for you to listen here and you can scroll below to access the links.
Strummer, who remains a powerful uniting force, continues 10 years on to bring like-minded folk near and far—people who would otherwise never know of one another—together. Around the world many memorial events are being held in remembrance of the day the world woefully and tragically lost one of its heroes on December 22, 2002.
For me on a personal level, when Joe was alive, the world felt brighter. I miss that feeling of knowing in the back of my mind that he is kicking around somewhere out there in the world, that feeling of excitedly waiting for more of his music to emerge. I’ve written more extensively about my thoughts in year’s past on this blog, but very simply put, his presence on the earth always made it feel like everything was going to be alright. One way of paying tribute to him this year is for me to be able to share some space on this site to make available 6 hours of the music of Joe Strummer thanks to the tireless and devoted efforts of Joe Rebel, who puts his heart and soul into Trash City Radio Show. Joe very recently posted this to his listeners via his page for the show:
“When I was younger and discovered The Clash, it became over time like being possesed by a good spirit. The power of the music, lyrics and live shows was unsurpassable. I followed Joe through all the post Clash ups and downs too. I even got involved in brawls defending Joe from the ignorant and blind. It’s been 10 years since Joe died, and as people rush around with the expectation of Christmas, My thoughts are of Joe and how he touched my life and continues to do so. Trash City wouldn’t exsist without Joe and I would probably be singing a different tune. Joe Strummer RIP” – Joe Rebel
So if you, like me, will be raising a glass, lighting a candle, or spending a moment in thought on Saturday, here’s one more way to spend the day, by listening. Contained within these three two-hour shows (2009, 2010 and 2012) are live tracks, alternate versions and other rarities reaching back from Strummer’s days with the 101′ers, with The Clash, Latino Rockabilly War, soundtracks to movies (Sid and Nancy, Permanent Record, Walker among others), solo work, and with The Mescaleros, all the way through the moment he reunited with Mick Jones in December of 2002, all hand-selected with care. If you missed this week’s show or the previous year’s tribute shows when they went out live, this is for you. Thank you again, Joe Rebel for making all of this possible.
PASSPORT TO DETROIT / JOE STRUMMER
THE MAGNIFICENT 7 / CLASH (LIVE, US FESTIVAL ’83)
BRAND NEW CADILLAC / JOE STRUMMER AND THE MESCALEROS (LIVE FUJI ROCK, ’99)
CORNER SOUL / CLASH
GET DOWN MOSES / JOE STRUMMER AND THE MESCALEROS
POLICE AND THIEVES / JOE STRUMMER AND THE MESCALEROS (LIVE, JAPAN, 2001)
YALLA YALLA / JOE STRUMMER AND RICHARD NORRIS (ORGINAL VERSION)
JULIE’S BEEN WORKING FOR THE DRUG SQUAD / CLASH
WHITE MAN IN HAMMERSMITH PALAIS / CLASH (LIVE, AMSTERDAM ’81)
SHAKTAR DONESTK / JOE STRUMMER AND THE MESCALEROS (DEMO)
THIS IS ENGLAND / CLASH
X-RAY STYLE / JOE STRUMMER AND THE MESCALEROS (LIVE, US. 99)
KOKA KOLA / CLASH
I FOUGHT THE LAW / CLASH (LIVE, SHEA, ’82)
OVER THE BORDER / JIMMY CLIFF AND JOE STRUMMER
SAFE EUROPEAN HOME (REMIX/RADIO EDIT) / CLASH
THE HARDER THEY COME / JOE STRUMMER, TIPPER IRIE AND THE LONG BEACH DUB ALL-STARS
BURNING STREETS / JOE STRUMMER AND THE MESCALEROS
LONDON’S BURNING / CLASH (LIVE, OHIO, ’79)
BURNING LIGHTS / JOE STRUMMER
COMPLETE CONTROL / CLASH
COMA GIRL / JOE STRUMMER AND THE MESCALEROS
CLASH CITY ROCKERS / CLASH (LIVE, TOKYO ’82)
SWEET REVENGE / 101ERS
REDEMPTION SONG / JOHNNY CASH AND JOE STRUMMER
SLEEPWALK / JOE STRUMMER
FOLK RIOT . JOE STRUMMER AND THE MESCALEROS (LIVE, DOCKLANDS 2000)
WILLESDEN TO CRICKLEWOOD / JOE STRUMMER AND THE MESCALEROS
46664 / MICK JONES (last song Joe Strummer wrote)
Elsewhere Tim Merrick, friend and blogging comrade of several years, will be posting his always thoughtful thoughts as well as a comprehensive list of other Strummer memorial events that are be taking place around the world. Please take a moment to see what he’s got going on over on his The Clash Blog, which just hit the 1,000 post mark. Thank you Tim for your tireless devotion and your way with words!
Mental Beans Joe Strummer tribute MI photo event
On the local front, Mental Beans will be holding a special Mondo Instante event, MI23: Yo te querio, (mondo) infinito, on Saturday. It’s an all day event. It is my plan to post up a gallery of photos that pays homage the incredible life force that Joe Strummer was, and still is. However you interpret it, take a photo and then please share a few words about what Joe Strummer means to you. For this event please post photos directly on the MI23 Event page on Facebook for immediate viewing! I will then collect the photos in the following days and post them all together on the Mental Beans blog. If you cannot post directly to facebook, you can email them to mentalbeans (at) tuliptreestudios (dot) com within 3 days and they will be included here. Please check the Mental Beans Facebook page for further details.
Hot off the press! It’s Rrrrrruby Tuesday! All female artists special today, with tracks chosen by Phonic.fm host, our favorite, Joe Rebel, and presented by Joe and Martin Stork mere hours ago!
This show was highly anticipated by the Trash City mafia, and in a testament to how cool things can be when social media comes into play in a positive way, this show was built, on the spot a few days ago when Joe off offhandedly asked his loyal crew via Facebook, who their favorite female artists are. There was a resounding Whoo hoo! from all of us, followed by a flurry of posting activity. That lead to the birth of this week’s special, and ideas for the title were then tossed around, with immediate consensus landing on the title Ruby Tuesday, suggested by the one and only Ray Gange. It was great to hear the show take shape over the airwaves after all said and done—a sort of group effort culminating in two hours of beautiful sounds and the usual interesting tidbits and trivia between songs from Joe, and Martin providing the glue between presenters and listeners and putting the banter on the airwaves.
I’d promised to get this show up quickly today, as several people weren’t able to tune in live, and I’ve got my sister and family traveling into town so I thought it would be great to be able to provide part of the soundtrack for their drive by posting this NOW! Enjoy everyone! This show is so fresh I don’t even have the tracklisting from Joe yet. As soon as I do, I’ll append it here. Happy listening!
HEART STRING BLUES / THEA GILMORE
I HEAR A SYMPHONY / SUPREMES
LET’S SUBMERGE / X-RAY SPEX
TALK OF THE TOWN / PRETENDERS
FEVER / SUSAN CADOGHAN
RIP HER TO SHREDS / BLONDIE
SEVEN DAY FOOL / ETTA JAMES
VOW / GARBAGE
YOU CAN’T PUT YOUR ARM ‘ROUND A MEMORY / RONNIE SPECTOR
TO LOVE SOMEBODY / NINA SIMONE
I CAN’T STAND MY BABY / REZILLOS
I’LL KEEP HOLDING ON / THE MARVELLETES
SCHOOL DAYS / RUNAWAYS
THE WILD ONE / SUZI QUATRO
RECHARGE AND REVOLT / RAVENOETTES
THREE MINUTE HERO / SELECTER
DANCING WITH JOEY RAMONE / AMY RIGBY
CANDY / IGGY POP feat KATE PIERSON
DANCING BAREFOOT /PATTI SMITH
ALL TOMORROW’S PARTIES / VELVET UNDERGROUND
12 BELLE VUE / KATHLEEN EDWARDS
TKO / LE TIGRE
BLACK BOYS ON MOPEDS / SINEAD O’CONNOR
THESE THINGS WILL KEEP ME LOVING YOU / THE VELVELETTES
BA NA NA BAM BOOM / WESTWORLD
CITES IN DUST / SIOUXSIE AND THE BANSHEES
PIECE OF MY HEART / DUSTY SPRINGFIELD
MALIBU / HOLE
LEAVIN’ / SHELBY LYNNE
TYPICAL GIRLS / SLITS
EVERY LITTLE BIT HURTS / BRENDA HOLLOWAY