Strummer/Mescaleros Reissues,Digital Box

 

Digital-only title,
out this week, is loaded with B-sides, rarities and live material.

 

By Blurt Staff

 

Joe Strummer and The
Mescaleros – The Hellcat Years
is out today digitally via Hellcat/Epitaph –
and today would have been Strummer’s 60th birthday. It’s a comprehensive
collection of  recorded music,  hard to find b-sides and never before
heard impassioned live performances, with roots in Strummer’s three albums with
his band the Mescaleros: Rock Art and the
X-Ray Style, Global A Go-Go
and Streetcore, all recorded between 1999 and Strummer’s untimely death in 2002. Those three
albums will additionally be reissued on September
25.

 

(Over at Rolling Stone you can stream a previously unreleased live recording of “Johnny
Appleseed”.)

Joe Strummer and The Mescaleros, The
Hellcat Years
also features three rare live tracks documenting the
celebratory 2002 reunion of Strummer and former Clash bandmate Mick Jones at a
benefit concert for the Fire Brigades Union in London. Backed by an overjoyed Mescaleros,
the two legends roar through exhilarating versions of Clash classics “Bank
Robber,” White Riot” and “London’s
Burning.”

 
Track Listing:

Tony Adams – 6:33
Sandpaper Blues – 4:27
X-ray Style – 4:34
Techno D-day – 4:08
The Road To Rock’n’roll – 3:59
Nitcomb – 4:31
Diggin’ The New – 3:08
Forbidden City – 4:47
Yalla Yalla – 6:57
Willesden To Cricklewood – 6:46
Johnny Appleseed – 4:04
Cool ‘N’ Out – 4:22
Global A GO-GO – 5:55
Bhindi Bhagee – 5:47
Gamma Ray – 6:58
Mega Bottle Ride – 3:33
Shaktar Donetsk – 5:57
Mondo Bongo – 6:15
Bummed Out City – 5:33
At The Border, Guy – 7:09
Minstrel Boy – 17:49
Coma Girl – 3:50
Get Down Moses – 5:05
Long Shadow – 3:34
Arms Aloft – 3:47
Ramshackle Day Parade – 4:03
Redemption Song – 3:28
All In A Day – 4:56
Burnin’ Streets – 4:32
Midnight Jam – 5:50
Silver And Gold – 2:39
Time and The Tide (B-side of Yalla Yalla) – 4:05
The X-Ray Style (live summer 99) (B-side to Yalla Yalla) – 4:32
Yalla Yalla (Norro’s King Dub) (7:01) (B-side to Yalla Yalla) – 7:00
The Harder They Come (live) (B-side to Coma Girl) – 3:26
Rudi, A Message To You (live) (B-side to Coma Girl) – 5:04
Blitzkreig Bop (live) (B-side of Coma Girl) – 3:25
Yalla Yalla (live) (B-side to Coma Girl) – 6:56
Armagideon Time (B-side to Redemption
Song) – 4:30
Pressure Drop (B-side to Redemption
Song) – 4:30
Junco Partner (from Hellcat Give Em The Boot IV compilation) – 4:19
Shaktar Donetsk (Acton Concert) – 5:43
Bhindee Bhagee (Acton Concert) – 6:12
Rudy Can’t Fail (Acton Concert) – 4:39
Tony Adams (Acton Concert) – 7:24
White Man In Hammersmith Palais (Acton Concert) – 5:18
Mega Bottle Ride (Acton Concert) – 3:47
Get Down Moses (Acton Concert) – 4:18
Police and Thieves (Acton Concert) – 6:02
Cool ‘n’ Out (Acton Concert) – 3:38
Police On My Back (Acton Concert) – 4:49
Johnny Appleseed (Acton Concert) – 4:37
Coma Girl (Acton Concert) – 4:27
I Fought The Law (Acton Concert) – 4:00
Bank Robber (encore w/ Mick Jones) (Acton Concert) – 9:08
White Riot (encore w/ Mick Jones) (Acton Concert) – 2:25
London’s Burning (encore w/ Mick Jones) (Acton Concert) – 2:33

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