For some reason the first Joe Strummer solo record, Earthquake Weather, always gets overlooked. I’ve never understood that. Even though I hadn’t heard it for years, songs such as Gangsterville and Island Hopping have always stuck with me. The album features his usual eclectic arrangements and rambling poetry. There are a few duds in the bunch, as all experiments don’t land, but overall this is a interesting and worthy addition to his catalog. It creates its own little world, somewhere between The Clash and his later experiments with the Mescaleros, though slightly looser than both.