Friday, March 08, 2013

This Is Radio (Culture) Clash


Those Joe Strummer World Service programmes ally mentioned in comments last fortnight make great listening, and you might have seen me tweet a link to the original versions a few days back (the ones you can get on iTunes are later 'podcasts' with waffly reminiscences added).

I found this 2007 Don Letts fifth-anniversary-of-Joe's-death tribute show along with them, and packed as it is with classic roots reggae (as well as Strummer and Clash originals, covers and musical homages), I thought it'd make a top post here for tonight, our last Friday Reggae slot having been a while back. 

It's an hour long show - 48MB of file - so I've uploaded it to Mediafire to save my box.net bandwidth for other stuff.

Grab it! You'll love it! (tracklisting in comments).

Don Letts - 'Culture Clash Radio Show (broadcast 22.12.07)'

Thanks to the original taper/uploader.

[btw if you're interested in the whole How Don Letts Met Punk Rockers Uptown thing, I can heartily recommend his book]

26 comments:

  1. The Radiators From Space - 'Joe Strummer'
    Toots & The Maytals - 'Pressure Drop'
    The 101ers - 'Keys To Your Heart'
    Prince Blanco - 'Davis Road Blues'
    The Clash - 'Complete Control'
    Prince Jazzbo - 'Meaning Of One'
    The Clash - '(White Man) In Hammersmith Palais'
    Dillinger - 'Cocaine'
    Leroy Smart - 'Ballistic Affair'
    Delroy Wilson - 'Cool Operator'
    Joe Strummer With The Latino Rockabilly War - 'Island Hopping'
    Manu Chao - 'Clandestino'
    Cowboy Mouse - 'Joe Strummer'
    Leroy 'Horsemouth' Wallace - 'Herb Vendor'
    B.A.D. - 'Dog In A Satellite (demo)'
    Tinariwen - ????
    LSK - 'Straight To Hell'

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  2. There's not really anything there I don't know, but hey, lets have somebody else control the sounds for my journey home. And not many better than you and Mr Letts!

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  3. heh, the 'prove you're not a robot' number was a stencilled 776, looking like it had come straight from a Clash boilersuit.

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  4. You can download to pod from work?

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  5. Smartphone, with pretty fast internet. Can listen on the phone then, and transfer to Pod later for safekeeping, also backing it up to my .

    I'm 21st Century me.

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  6. Fuck, I have problems just making a phone call!

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  7. These are good, much better without all the extra bits.

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  8. Am struggling with the washing machine. Tried to get a box of powder, but it's all la-di-da soft southern .. Tablets/liqui-tabs/pouchy pyramids/self dissolving 3-in-one lavender and camomile water softening non-biological Crystal Rain gel infusions. Pah!

    Anyone fancy a pint?

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  9. Just dusted off a Guinness Dickie, and I don't think it touched the sides. Having a poofy rosado now despite the rain, while the washing machine swashes la-di-da soft southern liqui-tabs and camomile round me keks.

    SA - if you download the Joe Shows from that site you'll see they've all got dates against them - they're all wrong and if this sort of thing matters to you like it does to me, you can get the correct dates and tracklists here, I found.

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  10. Does anybody know what the Tinariwen track is called?

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  11. Mmmm - I do find that 1st Guinness of the day takes longer to pull than it does to drink.

    And look, Messrs Proctor & Gamble - if I wanted my baggy undercrackers to smell of 'spring citrus and fresh cranberries' - I'd eat loads of em and then shit meself.

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  12. I'll have a pint with you Dickie, no southern softie drinks or washing tabs here. Well actually we do use what ever is on special at whatever supermarket I have not taken umbridge at that week.

    I'm going out for a couple of pints later and I do mean a couple things to do in the morning and another gubbing of Airdrie to watch in the afternoon.

    Feeling rather pleased with myself as I seem to have got myself a copy of the extremely limited John Talabot remix of the XX.

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  13. '....whatever supermarket I have not taken umbridge at that week' !!!

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  14. I know Mr H, it should have been with not at.

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  15. I'll have a pint. A few in fact. Fucking alternator's gone on the fucking car which will cost fucking hundred fucking quid or something.

    Washing powder is bizarre. I can stand in that aisle and not have a clue.

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  16. You need a large hauf to go with that pint SA.

    Glo, do the necessary.

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  17. Ta Drew. And Glo. Feeling better already.

    *drains glass*

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  18. *buys SA another*

    Liquidy pouches boys, that's what you need

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  19. Does anybody know what the Tinariwen track is called?

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  20. Nope, 'fraid not. Heard a few things by them but never went any further.

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  21. My google skills are strong master Yoda. The Tinariwen track is called: Matadjem Yinimixan.


    Thank you!

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  22. Rispeck Smoni. You're through to bootcamp.

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  23. It wasn't easy. I had to wade knee deep through the swampiest porn swamps to find that.

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