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Joe Strummer & Mescaleros - Global A Go-Go Lt. Ed. 2LP
  • Joe Strummer & Mescaleros - Global A Go-Go Lt. Ed. 2LP
  • Joe Strummer & Mescaleros - Global A Go-Go Lt. Ed. 2LP
  • Joe Strummer & Mescaleros - Global A Go-Go Lt. Ed. 2LP
  • Joe Strummer & Mescaleros - Global A Go-Go Lt. Ed. 2LP
  • Joe Strummer & Mescaleros - Global A Go-Go Lt. Ed. 2LP
  • Joe Strummer & Mescaleros - Global A Go-Go Lt. Ed. 2LP
  • Joe Strummer & Mescaleros - Global A Go-Go Lt. Ed. 2LP
  • Joe Strummer & Mescaleros - Global A Go-Go Lt. Ed. 2LP
  • Joe Strummer & Mescaleros - Global A Go-Go Lt. Ed. 2LP
  • Joe Strummer & Mescaleros - Global A Go-Go Lt. Ed. 2LP
  • Joe Strummer & Mescaleros - Global A Go-Go Lt. Ed. 2LP
  • Joe Strummer & Mescaleros - Global A Go-Go Lt. Ed. 2LP
  • Joe Strummer & Mescaleros - Global A Go-Go Lt. Ed. 2LP
  • Joe Strummer & Mescaleros - Global A Go-Go Lt. Ed. 2LP
Joe Strummer & Mescaleros - Global A Go-Go Lt. Ed. 2LP
150.00

Condition: Used

Vinyl: Near Mint

Cover: Near Mint

 

2 LP Set in gatefold cover with picture sleeves.

Limited Edition 500 Copies, Red Translucent, 2010 Release. Epitaph Store Only Edition. Hellcat Records.

 

Learn More:

https://www.discogs.com/release/2250257-Joe-Strummer-The-Mescaleros-Global-A-Go-Go

Joe Strummer, the legendary frontman of The Clash, was a musical force to be reckoned with. His raw energy, politically charged lyrics, and rebellious spirit made him a hero to many. But after the breakup of The Clash in 1986, Strummer struggled to find his footing in the music industry. It wasn't until the formation of his band, The Mescaleros, that Strummer found a new musical direction and released their critically acclaimed album, "Global A Go-Go."

 

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The Mescaleros were formed in 1999, with Strummer on vocals and guitar, along with members Martin Slattery, Scott Shields, Pablo Cook, and Tymon Dogg. The band's name was inspired by the Mexican drink, mescal, and their music was a fusion of punk, reggae, rock, and world music. With this unique blend of genres, The Mescaleros created a sound that was truly their own.

Their second album, "Global A Go-Go," was released in 2001 and received widespread praise from both fans and critics. The album was a departure from Strummer's previous work with The Clash, as it incorporated elements of world music, particularly African and Latin influences. This was a reflection of Strummer's own interest in different cultures and his desire to create a more inclusive and global sound.

The album's title track, "Global A Go-Go," is a perfect representation of the band's fusion of styles. The song starts off with a catchy reggae beat and then takes a turn into a more traditional African drumming rhythm. Strummer's passionate vocals and thought-provoking lyrics, combined with the band's eclectic instrumentation, create a powerful and infectious track that transports listeners to different parts of the world.

One of the standout tracks on the album is "Johnny Appleseed," a tribute to the American folk hero who traveled across the country planting apple trees. The song is a perfect example of Strummer's ability to blend different genres seamlessly. It starts off as a folk song, with Strummer's acoustic guitar and vocals, and then transitions into a punk rock anthem with the addition of electric guitars and drums. The lyrics, which speak of hope and change, are a testament to Strummer's continued commitment to social and political issues.

Another notable track on the album is "Bhindi Bhagee," which features Indian musician Asha Bhosle on vocals. The song is a celebration of Indian culture and pays homage to the country's vibrant music scene. With its catchy beat and mesmerizing vocals, "Bhindi Bhagee" is a prime example of the band's ability to seamlessly blend different cultural influences into their music.

"Global A Go-Go" was not just a musical journey, but also a personal one for Strummer. The album was recorded in various locations around the world, including London, Los Angeles, and Havana. Strummer's travels and experiences during this time greatly influenced the album's sound and lyrics. It was a testament to his belief in the power of music to bring people together and break down barriers.

Unfortunately, "Global A Go-Go" would be the last album released by The Mescaleros. Strummer passed away in 2002, leaving behind a musical legacy that continues to inspire and influence artists to this day. The album stands as a testament to Strummer's versatility as a musician and his unwavering commitment to creating music that transcends borders and unites people from all walks of life.

In conclusion, "Global A Go-Go" is not just an album, but a testament to Joe Strummer's unwavering passion for music and his belief in its ability to create positive change in the world. The Mescaleros' fusion of punk, reggae, and world music, along with Strummer's poignant lyrics, make this album a must-listen for any music lover. It is a reminder that music knows no boundaries and has the power to bring us all together, no matter where we come from. As Strummer himself said, "The future is unwritten, but music can make it better."

 

 

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