Rural Ledge-ucation #66: Happy Birthday Joe Strummer

This Tuesday, August 21, Joe Strummer would have been 60 years old. It's only fitting that today's show is a tribute to him, and we're focusing only on his post-Clash career. Along with collaborations with Big Audio Dynamite, Johnny Cash, and The Pogues, there are also tracks from the numerous film soundtracks he worked on, and, obviously, tunes from his final solo albums with the Mescaleros. The conclusion of the show includes the three songs he performed with Clash guitarist Mick Jones just a few weeks before his death. It was their first onstage collaboration since Jones was dismissed from the band in 1983, and unfortunately it would be their last time together.
This show can be found in the iTunes store, streamed on The Ledge android/iPhone app or via Stitcher, or...


1. Joe Strummer, London Calling
2. Big Audio Dynamite, V. Thirteen
3. Billy Bragg and Joe Strummer, Police and Thieves
4. The Pogues, I Fought The Law
5. Joe Strummer, Love Kills
6. Joe Strummer, Ambush At Mystery Rock
7. Joe Strummer, The Unknown Immortal
8. Joe Strummer, Gangsterville
9. Joe Strummer & Latino Rockabilly War, Trash City
10. Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros, Johnny Appleseed
11. Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros, Road To Rock N' Roll
12. Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros, X-Ray Style
13. Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros, Coma Girl
14. Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros, Blitzkrieg Bop
15. Joe Strummer & The Long Beach Dub All Stars, The Harder They Come
16. Joe Strummer, It's A Rockin' World
17. Joe Strummer, Bankrobber (With Mick Jones)
18. Joe Strummer, White Riot (With Mick Jones)
19. Joe Strummer, London's Burning (With Mick Jones)
20. Joe Strummer & Johnny Cash Redemption Song


Grant Wentzel said…
Never heard a lot of those tracks before. Great show!

Popular Posts