Joe Strummer – Earthquake Weather

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.

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