Joe Strummer & the Mescaleros - Streetcore
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Joe Strummer & the Mescaleros - StreetcoreWhen he died last December, Joe Strummer joined John Lennon and Bob Marley in rock heaven as a true idealist. Strummer’s final album features his most accessible material since the Clash’s heyday. The reggae vibe of “Get Down Moses” and the country ballad “Long Shadow” (written for Johnny Cash) rank with some of his best songs. But the real standout is the infectious “Coma Girl,” with its memorable line “into action everybody sprang/and the oil drums were beating out doo-lang doo-lang.” A posthumous hit.



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