Monday, December 27, 2010

Joe Strummer: Accompanied With...


HOLY HELL! Strummer fans - 105 downloads and TWO COMMENTS!! That's not even a 2% comment to download ratio - it's time to show your colours and leave a few words behind!!!

*Favourite comment of the lots by the way:

"Hey thanks for this, glad to see people
responded after your 'meltdown' – but you're right it's very much in the spirit of Joe that people have communicated with each other on the comments. The Songs you put here were the campfire, we're just hanging out with like-minded people we wouldn't otherwise have heard from."
Jack



We've been on a Joe Strummer kick, so here's another collection of rare studio material but this time it's almost all examples Strummer collaborating with other artists. It almost always seemed that Strummer needed a strong musical collaborator to fulfill his vision. As an example check out this ripppin' Strummer pick-up band, which includes Tom Morello of Rage Against the Machines, Flea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Nick Hexum of 311, DJ Bonebrake of X and Benmont Tench from Tom Petty's Heartbreakers.



Lots of good work here and some egregious filler, may I suggest an edited play list perhaps with the highlights of Generations I and Generations II?


Accompanied By link is in the comments
(But it ain't gonna stay there with two measly comments!)

Speaking of comments, do you think Joe NEEDED collaborators?


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23 comments:

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    HEY STRUMMER FANS, YOUR GREAT COMMENTS HAVE KEPT THE BOOTS COMING, PLEASE KEEP UP THE AWESOME WORK!!






    http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?buvlowd8qv4bzww

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  2. it seems to me that most folks do better when they have someone to bounce ideas off of. certainly i do, and it seems mr. strummer was the same way.

    thanks for helping to fill in a couple of the gaps in my strummer obsession. is there any more information on that agent provacateur song? the internet has failed me on this one..

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  3. Joe did not require collaborators, but he was a good one. Thanks for this.

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  4. Yep.

    He just didn't seem to have the confidence to stand alone.

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  5. brink
    Yeah it seems Strummer needed a strong foil but it's true few artists do it alone.
    Here's waht I found on AP
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Where_the_Wild_Things_Are_%28Agent_Provocateur_album%29

    Jon
    Yeah he understood collaboration.

    Bio
    Yeah the book "Redemption Song" seems to say that he had some deep-seated insecurities.
    P.S. That comment showed up like two minutes after my snit went up, so thanks.

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  6. I had to break up with her because she didn't know who Joe Strummer was.
    Thanks for the post. Long live Joe's music!

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  7. OK ... You can count the person that really influenced your life ... For me: Kerouac, Strummer... the world miss you Joe

    Rémi

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  8. Joe was the best of his generation. I miss him still. I believe he had some of his best music ahead of hime. Just listen to his last album.
    Cheers!

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  9. Jeffen, fantastic posts!!! As a huge Clash fan and also a big Strummer fan, these comps have been a welcome addition to my collection! Thanks for posting these.
    Ken

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  10. Interesting question, but it assumes that music is not a collaborative enterprise. Two examples: the Rolling Stones without Andrew Loog Oldham and the Beatles without George Martin, or for that matter the individual members. While they all made music that was exceptional, one can fairly argue that it was never as groundbreaking as it was when they were together. There are numerous other examples, even so-called solo artists, but it is rare when a musician makes great music when he works totally alone.

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  11. i honestly haven't downloaded anything here for awhile (and i thanked you) - but what the hell.....strummer was great! and i'll thank you for all the folks that have downloaded and are afraid you'll track them down and beat the crap out of them for not saying ANYTHING!!!!
    thanks again.....
    gmb

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  12. top job done with the site mate, its nearly as good as watching the english cricket team in Oz!!!!!

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  13. Cap
    Y'know I really like that song even if it is real radio-friendly.

    Remi
    Joe would be honoured to be on a list with Kerouac!

    Kylis
    I really wish there'd been a follow-up to that album, it seemed Joe had found a way to bring his legacy into the future.

    Ken
    Hey man glad to helped fill the gaps and glad you dug the posts!

    Loren
    True, music is often collaborative but when you think of artists like Bob Dylan who just need musicians who can keep up with them vs. someone like Strummer who seems to flounder without a strong right hand it does seem there is a big gap.

    GMB
    Threatening to beat the crap out of leeches - why didn't I think of that!
    Seriously, thanks I appreciate comments from all readers (but I reserve my idle threats for those who go so far as the d/l with nary a word!)

    Anon
    Glad you enjoyed it all!

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  14. Again, big thanks for posting this. I found much of the material to be underwhelming, but I'm very pleased to have a digitized version of Salsa Y Ketchup! Joe had a sense of humor and that tune is catchy as hell.

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  15. Very kind of you, thank you for giving us the opportunity to discover all this stuff

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  16. thanks so much. you made my day!

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  17. Thanks, these extras are unexpected, I followed his music and missed these!

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  18. Hey thanks for this, glad to see people
    responded after your 'meltdown' – but you're right it's very much in the spirit of Joe that people have communicated with each other on the comments. The Songs you put here were the campfire, we're just hanging out with like-minded people we wouldn't otherwise have heard from.
    Cheers, cool bloggin'

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  19. does a tree laugh when he hears richard pryor falling in the woods?

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  20. ok i dont know any of you i was just doing and image search for joe strummer and this came up. anyway, he was a pretty cool guy i wish i could be as cool as him and be such a musical genius, anyway.

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  21. All artists need outside influences to create - people, communication, experiences, travel. Ideas and creativity do not come from a void. However along the continuum, some artists are more prolific and creative with others - something better happens - than just by themselves.

    THANK YOU for continuing to post.

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