If you've even passing familiar with MRML, you're likely aware that this blogger had his musical taste warped by both Bob Dylan and The Clash in roughly equal measure. Hence why I'm always fascinated to find connections, however obscure, tenuous or badly-produced between Dylan and the broader movement I still insist on calling 'punk rock'.
In that spirit, here's an obscurity from 1980 with The Damned's skin-pounder extraordinaire Rat Scabies and his wife ( charmingly labelled Rat and The Whale) doing a slightly under-produced but powerful version of "This Wheel's on Fire" which sort of acts as a bridge between Julie Driscol and Brain Auger's psych-pop version from 1968 and Siouxsie & the Banshees' synth-goth version from 1987.
What do you make of The Rat and The Whale's version of "This Wheel's on Fire"? Let us know in the COMMENTS section (which is where you'll find the link to download the A-Side** of the single).
BIG THANKS to Ghost100 over at the excellent Power Population for sending is the rip!
Thanks to Roberto, the entire single is now available in the COMMENTS section of this post.