Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros - Cool & Out




Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros formed in 1999, and recorded three albums prior to Strummer's death in 2002. The band rose out of Strummer's work with Pablo Cook and Richard Norris. The three of them originally came together to write the soundtracks for two short films. Eventually they were convinced to record a non-soundtrack album and released Rock Art & The X-Ray Style in 1999. Like The Clash, Stummer's former band, The Mescaleros mixed several musical genres into their music.

In December 2002, Strummer died suddenly from a congenital heart defect after returning home from walking his dogs.

Cool & Out is a great song off their second release Global A Go-Go. Their third album, Streetcore, was released posthumously in 2003.

2 comments:

Tim | July 27, 2009 at 11:19 PM

Nice post !

Keep Joe's name out there via blogging!

Tim
http://www.theclashblog.com/

Mark | July 28, 2009 at 4:44 PM

...and check out the documentary - "The Future is Unwritten" - great stuff there!

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