JOE STRUMMER & The Mescaleros
(6/10/03 On Hellcat Records)
This release would have been passed over by many critics. In favour of a piece about what The Darkness had for breakfast, or which celebrity The King’s Of Leon decided to be pictured with this week, but for the fact that Joe Strummer died last December. It is a relief to hear the sincerity and honesty in his angry folk vocal style right the way to the end, as too many badly sung ‘The Clash’ tribute songs may have washed the memory away.