Some comp I picked up a long time ago had a Joe Strummer solo track on it that I really didn't like too much. I really love the Clash, and I didn't want anything to sour that, so I stayed away from Strummer's solo work for a while. Today, I happened to come across the (almost) titular track from the Joe Strummer and the Mescaleros album Rock, Art, and the X-Ray Style. I almost went to change it, but the hand percussion really caught my ear. The guitar is really subtle, taking a backseat to the percussion, and is very sweetly melodic. Strummer's vocals are gentle, but still keep his identifiable edge. I'm not sure if this will lead to me listening to more of Strummer's post-clash work (his cover of "Redemption Song" is just so terrible), but I'm definitely going to keep spinning this song.
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