Wednesday, December 21, 2011

101'ers: Smokey Joe's Cafe 2-CD set (Live, Demos)



How many years since Joe Strummer died? Wikipedia reminds me that it's been nine years, minus a day, since that news broke. Sure I was shocked but, like with the passing of an estranged family member, my reaction was both delayed and complex. I remember dismissing all the praises for Streetcore, thinking it was all just so much posthumous posturing. While I've fully come around on the Mescaleros era, especially Streetcore, I can understand those who haven't.




Similarly, it took me some time to come around to The 101'ers. I snatched up a copy of the  101'ers Five Star Rock n' Roll featuring Strummer's  '76 pub-rockin roots back about twenty years ago but soon ditched it. It wasn't till the release of  Elgin Avenue Revisited in 2005 that the appeal of the band's ultra-stripped down retro rock n' roll style finally clicked.





CD 1 (demos and live)
1. Gloria (Derby Cleopatra's 20/12/75)
2. Rabies (Pathway Studio's March '76)
3. Keys To Your Heart (Pathway Studio's March '76)                             
4. Surf City (Pathway Studio's March '76)
5. Sweet Revenge (Pathway Studio's March '76)
6. Surf City (Pathway Studio's March '76)
7. Five Star Rock'N'Roll (Pathway Studio's March '76)    
8. Surf City 42 (Orsett Terrace Jan '76)
9. Sweet Revenge (Orsett Terrace Jan '76)
10. Keys To Your Heart (Orsett Terrace Jan '76)                     
11. ??? (???)
12. Sweet Revenge (Orsett Terrace Jan '76)
13. Monkey Business (The Roundhouse 18/4/76)
14. Shake Your Hips (The Roundhouse 18/4/76)                                
15. Junco Partner (The Roundhouse 18/4/76)
16. Don't Let Go (The Roundhouse 18/4/76)
17. Surf City (42 Orsett Terrace Feb '76)
18. Sweet Revenge (42 Orsett Terrace Feb '76)
19. Sweet Revenge (42 Orsett Terrace Feb '76)
20. Surf City (42 Orsett Terrace Feb '76)
21. Keys To Your Heart (42 Orsett Terrace Feb '76)
22. Heartbreak Hotel (42 Orsett Terrace Feb '76)                
23. Heartbreak Hotel (42 Orsett Terrace Feb '76)
   
CD2 Live at Derby Cleopatra's 20/12/75
1. Bony Moronie                            
2. Letsagetabitarockin
3. Shake Your Hips
4. Hoy Hoy Hoy
5. Heartbreak Hotel
6. Choo Choo Ch'Boogie
7. Smokey Joe's Cafe
8. Johnny B.Goode
9. Oh Carol
10.Out Of Time
11. I'm Down
12. Route 66
13. Who Do You Love?
14. Silent Telephone
15. Monkey Business
16. Junco Partner
17. Be Bop A Lula
18. Steam Gauge 99
19. Hideaway
20. I Saw Her Standing There
21. Slippin' & Slidin'
22. Country Rock & Roll/Hand Jive
23. Sweety Of The St Moritz
24. Motor Boys Motor
25. Roll Over Beethoven
26. Gloria



This is a pretty raw double-CD bootleg, consisting of demos, outtakes and a full live show from late 1975. The two discs show both the band's early covers-heavy set and also their nascent song-writing, in originals like "Sweet Revenge" and, of course, "Keys to Your Heart". Remember Strummer.






So give us your takeon Joe's time in the 101'ers in the COMMENTS section (where you'll find the Smokey Joe's Cafe linkS)


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    disc 1
    http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?j05cxbbmu12ec9r

    disc 2
    http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?aul4j1zhk1dabjl

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  2. Cheers for this: Sometimes it feels as if it is up to the fans to remember Joe.

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  3. Right there with you taking a little longer to come around to the Mescaleros and the 101er's. Streetcore for sure my favorite from them as well. I didn't check out the 101er's until last year and they have grown on me in the last few months. 9 years!?!? I'm still in shock, even more than any of the Ramones passing, Joe was more of a Guru, a Prophet, I was convinced there was going to be a Clash reunion, alas it was never meant to be. Thanks for this!

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  4. Joe & the Clash changed my musical life with the release of London Calling; after all these years, I'm still thrilled to find something new Clash-related I haven't heard before, as is the case with this 2-CD live 101'rs set. Thanks you so much for this Christmas present Jeff!!!

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  5. Very welcome posting -

    I followed the 101ers in London through 1975 and early 1976. I look back with great fondness to the gigs at the Elgin in Ladbroke Grove on Tuesday evenings - Once the Feelgoods stopped playing the pubs, the 101ers became the best band in London.

    I remember how gutted I felt when I read in the Melody Maker that the lead singer - Joe something - had broken up the band.

    Did anything ever become of him?


    Geoff

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  6. good to see this, and thanks.

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  7. Nine years on, and Strummer still rules. Not a week goes by when I don't think about the Clash and the impact their music still has. Thanks for the continuing efforts!

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  8. Thanks Jeff
    Reminds me of the time I found out about The Quarrymen....

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  9. anon
    it is

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    JS

    PotW
    I'm glad it never happeend (most of the time)

    Scott
    Merry Joe-mas!

    Geoff
    What awesome memories, wish I'd been there.

    Postbear
    Enjoy!

    Anon II / III
    We'll keep up the effort to remember Joe and the others even less known.

    Lemonflag
    Okay now I'm feeling young!

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