For all you Clash fans out there, we bring you good news. An unreleased demo of Joe Stummer’s This Is England has been uploaded on to social in the form of a lyric video.
The track, Czechoslovak Song / Where Is England, was originally recorded in 1983 and features Strummer on vocals and guitar, Paul Simonon on bass and Pete Howard on drums.
Taken from the album Joe Strummer 001 (due out on September 28th) the track will be part of a package that includes 32 tracks, including rare cuts and remasters from Strummer’s career outside of The Clash.
As well as Czechoslovak Song/Where Is England, the album will also contain a demo of Letsagetabitarockin recorded in 1975. Add to that outtakes from the Sid & Nancy soundtrack with Mick Jones, unreleased songs Rose Of Erin, The Cool Impossible and one of the last songs Strummer recorded with The Mescaleros, London Is Burning, you’ve got some serious deep cuts of this collection.
Lucinda Tait, Strummer’s widow, put the compilation together along with producer and art director Robert Gordon McHarg III.
All of the 32 tracks have been restored and re-mastered at the E. Room in Toronto by Grammy award winner Peter J. Moore.
Check out the video and track listing below:
Joe Strummer 001 tracklist
1. Letsagetabitarockin’ (2005 Remastered Version) – The 101ers
2. Keys To Your Heart (Version 2) [2005 Remastered Version] – The 101ers
3. Love Kills – Joe Strummer
4. Tennessee Rain – Joe Strummer
5. Trash City – Joe Strummer & The Latino Rockabilly War
6. 15th Brigade – Joe Strummer
7. Ride Your Donkey – Joe Strummer
8. Burning Lights – Joe Strummer
9. Afro-Cuban Be-Bop – The Astro-Physicians
10. Sandpaper Blues – Radar
11. Generations – Electric Dog House
12. It’s A Rockin’ World – Joe Strummer
13. Yalla Yalla – Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros
14. X-Ray Style – Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros
15. Johnny Appleseed – Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros
16. Minstrel Boy – Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros
17. Redemption Song – Johnny Cash & Joe Strummer
18. Over The Border – Jimmy Cliff & Joe Strummer
19. Coma Girl – Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros
20. Silver & Gold / Before I Grow Too Old – Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros
1. Letsagetabitarockin’ (Strummer Demo) – Joe Strummer
2. Czechoslovak Song / Where Is England – Strummer, Simonon & Howard
3. Pouring Rain (1984) – Strummer, Simonon & Howard
4. Blues On The River – Joe Strummer
5. Crying On 23rd – The Soothsayers
6. 2 Bullets – Pearl Harbour
7. When Pigs Fly – Joe Strummer
8. Pouring Rain (1993) – Joe Strummer
9. Rose Of Erin – Joe Strummer
10. The Cool Impossible – Joe Strummer
11. London Is Burning – Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros
12. U.S. North – Joe Strummer & Mick Jones