Monday, August 17, 2009

Music of the Week: Joe Strummer and the Mescaleros

Music of the Week Joe Strummer and the Mescaleros, live at the Roseland Ballroom in New York, in 1999 singing Safe European Home by the Clash.

I know that it is strange to say, but in many ways, the Mescaleros rocked-out even more than the Clash, but I appreciate them both. Strummer was asked why they sang so many Clash songs, and he replied that by putting his name on the band and playing a couple of old songs, "The lads get twice as much for each gig."
They were the first Carbon-free band as well, planting trees and supporting reforestation projects to off-set their fuel and electricity use.