Monday, February 21, 2011

"Cast A Long Shadow - A Tribute To Joe Strummer" DVD

As a benefit for Joe's Strummerville charity (set up in his honor to nurture young underprivileged musicians), this 2007 show, staged in Los Angeles, gathered some pretty important and world-class musicians to honor their fallen friend and inspirational leader of the Clash.
Featured artists include Mike Watts' Hellride, Zander Schloss (a frequent collaborator with Strummer), David J, Love + Rockets (who perform a rousing and rocking cover of "Should I Stay Or Should I Go" as the grand finale), La Plebe (who channel the spirit of the Clash with their ska-punk), and Melodee Fernandez. Covering tracks taken from all over Strummer's long and fruitful career, including solo work, these artists channel Joe's spirit well, combining cultures, ethnicities, and positivity, all the while remaining edgy and streetwise. Superb show, and a great cause. Proceeds from this release go to Strummerville, so fans cough it up! (MVD Visual)

Strummerville site

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