Happy Joe Strummer’s Birthday

sandinistaprojectToday would have been Joe Strummer’s 57th birthday. In honor of this, The Sandinista Project!, a tribute to the Clash, is being offered as a free download, including high quality mp3s of the original CD as well as a bonus track and PDFs of the artwork. As Jimmy Guterman explains:

“The Sandinista Project didn’t set any sales record and of course the number of copies shared on the Net was greater than the number we sold. We didn’t undertake the project to make ourselves any money (it was a charity record) so I didn’t mind that it was available everywhere for free. But it did bother me that so many of the torrented versions sounded like crap.”

Do it today – it’s a one-day only thing, and at midnight PDT, it’s gone.

The Sandinista Project!
Track Listing

Disc 1
1. The Magnificent Seven, Joe Grushecky and the Houserockers
2. Hitsville U.K., Katrina Leskanich
3. Junco Partner, Jon Langford and Sally Timms with Ship & Pilot
4. Ivan Meets G.I. Joe, Jason Ringenberg and Kristi Rose
5. The Leader, Amy Rigby
6. Something About England, The Coal Porters
7. Rebel Waltz, Ruby on the Vine
8. Look Here, Jim Duffy
9. The Crooked Beat, Wreckless Eric
10. Somebody Got Murdered, Matthew Ryan
11. One More Time/One More Dub, Haale
12. One More Time (One More Time), Ted Harris
13. Lightning Strikes (Not Once But Twice), London Calling of Chicago
14. Up in Heaven (Not Only Here), The Smithereens
15. Corner Soul, Ethan Lipton
16. Let’s Go Crazy, Storybox
17. If Music Could Talk, Steve Wynn
18. The Sound of the Sinners, Bill Lloyd

Disc 2
19. Police on My Back, Willie Nile
20. Midnight Log, Soul Food with Mick Gallagher
21. The Equaliser, Sunset Heroes
22. The Call Up, The Lothars
23. Washington Bullets, Phil Rockrohr and the Lifters
24. Broadway, Stew
25. Lose This Skin, Jim Allen
26. Charlie Don’t Surf, The Crunchies
27. Mensforth Hill, Bee Maidens
28. Junkie Slip, Mark Cutler
29. Kingston Advice, Camper Van Beethoven
30. The Street Parade, Dollar Store
31. Version City, Tim Krekel
32. Living in Fame, Lou Carlozo
33. Silicone on Sapphire, The Blizzard of 78 featuring Mikey Dread
34. Version Pardner, Sally Timms and Jon Langford with Ship & Pilot
35. Career Opportunities, Sex Clark Five
36. Shepherds Delight, The Hyphens

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3 Responses to “Happy Joe Strummer’s Birthday”

  1. Thanks for posting this. Not only was Joe a major influence on the direction my music took, meeting him once changed the way I look at the art that I do and why I do it. He did this in a witty and most unassuming way. For that I am always indebted. To Joe!

  2. Sara says:

    Thanks for this affirmation. I did some poking around and found out that Strummer was also instrumental in setting up the Carbon Neutral Company (nee Future Forests) and was the first musician to make the manufacturing of his CDs carbon-neutral through the planting of trees.

  3. PS: Also check out Strummerville – the foundation his family started to help young musicians with no funds to record and have free rehearsal space.

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