Joe Strummer & the Mescaleros – Rock Art and the X-Ray Style – CD

Joe Strummer & the Mescaleros – Rock Art and the X-Ray Style – CD

joe-strummer-the-mescaleros-rock-art-and-the-x-ray-style-cdJoe Strummer & the Mescaleros – Rock Art and the X-Ray Style – CD
(Hellcat Records) Ex-Clash frontman Joe Strummer mixes up the musical pot on this album with the Mescaleros, who used to be a Clash cover band. From dub to funk, swing to ska, rockabilly to straight-ahead rock, Strummer’s voice and distinctive creative touch add sizzle to an already smoking album — The Mescaleros are a tight band and Strummer’s songs sit well on their shoulders. This CD comes at the same time as the release of the new live Clash album. That might be a blow to some lesser artist than Strummer; instead, it stands on its own as a distinct victory over new territory for Strummer. While the Clash live album is exceptional, it still only show us what WAS, and Strummer’s busy creating what could be. Not a bad statement, mate.
- Fibi Mutant (2000)

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