September 24, 2022

A brand new field set celebrating Joe Strummer’s work along with his post-Conflict band The Mescaleros has simply arrived. To mark the event, Heavy Consequence caught up with the late punk legend’s widow, Lucinda Tait, to debate the gathering.

Joe Strummer 002: The Mescaleros Years consists of all three of the band’s studio albums — Rock Artwork and the X-Ray Model (1999), World A Go-Go (2001), and Streetcore (2003) — together with a brand-new compilation of 15 B-sides and rarities titled Vibes Compass. It’s obtainable as a 4-CD set with a 72-page guide or a 7-LP set with a 32-page guide. Strummer’s sketches and handwritten lyrics seem in each the guide and on the album sleeves.

Tait, who was married to Strummer from 1995 till his passing in December 2002, labored with Darkish Horse Information’ David Zonshine to kind by the late musician’s in depth archives to be able to cull the fabric introduced on Joe Strummer 002: The Mescaleros Years. The gathering follows 2018’s Joe Strummer 001, which compiled tracks from all through the punk icon’s post-Conflict profession.

Throughout our dialog with Tait, she spoke concerning the technique of placing collectively Joe Strummer 002: The Mescaleros Years, whereas additionally providing a glimpse into Strummer’s life through the time in between the Conflict and the Mescaleros often called his “wilderness years.”

Learn our interview with Lucinda Tait beneath, and decide up Joe Strummer 002: The Mescaleros Years through the official Joe Strummer on-line store or Amazon.

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