The album includes fan favourites with pre-Clash band The 101ers, The Mescaleros
, soundtrack work and previously unheard recordings and unreleased songs.
e gig by Joe Strummer and the Mescaleros
on Sunday, June 6, 1999, was another special Lomax night.
Strummer had been touring with his most recent band The Mescaleros
and played the 500-capacity venue TJ's in Newport just over a month ago.
They chased Mescaleros
and mapped rugged mountains in what is now Texas's Guadalupe Mountains National Park.
TO celebrate what would have been Joe Strummer's 60th birthday, Hellcat Records are releasing re-mastesred editions of Global A Go-Go and Streetcore, the albums he recorded with The Mescaleros
between 2000 and his death in 2002.
He and Strummer were so close they would hang out at each other's homes, and the star even dedicated a song to him during his final Newport show with his band the Mescaleros
just a month before his death in 2002.
Joe Strummer and the Mescaleros
had a song called Shakhtar Donetsk on the album Global A Go-Go, while U2 had a hit with Werder Streets Have No Name..
To mark the sixth anniversary of his untimely death on December 22, 2002, Oxjam and Urban & Eastern will host a special event in tribute to this legendary performer and his work with the Clash and the Mescaleros
After the Clash, Strummer composed scores for movies and toured solo and with his band the Mescaleros
Strummer was a pioneer of punk rock in his band The Clash, who helped to put politics back into music, and went on to record on his own and with his band The Mescaleros
But within three years, internal conflicts, drugs and drink had destroyed them, casting Strummer adrift, stewing in booze and bitterness, briefly working with The Pogues and making a failed acting career (though he was rather good in Mystery Train) before finally getting his life and music back on track with The Mescaleros