Just in case you missed it, try and be near your radio or internet at Midnight Sunday evening in the UK (7pm USA EST / 5pm USA PST….other places/times try this link!)
BBC Six Music (which is generally rather brilliant) will be broadcasting a special show hosted by Don Letts for an hour on Sunday night. The show will feature the always enjoyable insight of Letts plus music revolving around The Clash and Joe Strummer. Its always great to see the BBC working with Letts above and beyond his regular broadcast to honour the memory of Joe, so I look forward to this broadcast a great deal. Don of course knew Joe from 1976/7 and was a long time fan/DJ/observer and visual chronicler of the band both during the days of The Clash but also his continued proximity to the members of the band. Expect great music and observations….can’t wait.
This link should work on the night – and typically these broadcasts get archived also. Just in case BBC Six Music link is here for you. While we’re talking about the BBC Six Music – check out this archived interview with Johnny Rotten and Sid Vicious from 1977 – I’m just about to give it a listen, it should be available until Tuesday. Marc Riley is brilliant….
Off topic…can’t these wankers grow up? Republicans are sending this country back to the 1600′s.
It’s like a Stone Roses album at this point isn’t it? The long promised/awaited reissue of Big Audio Dynamite’s debut album as a ‘legacy edition’ (2 discs) has been delayed more than something that gets delayed a lot…..
‘This Is Big Audio Dynamite’ Legacy Edition was originally expected in August/September, then that was changed to February 2010 and now we’re being told to expect this on April 27 of next year. Will it be worth the wait? Well I think so/hope so as to keep our appetites whetted they’ve finally announced the track listing that Don Letts has been working on. The fear was we’d simply get the original album remastered plus endless remixes of the singles so I’m pleased to announce there is more to come. That said it’s still nearly five months off at this time so don’t hold me to what is currently quoted.
Disc one is the original 8 tracks from the album fully remastered. Disc two is what we’re paying for and waiting for as 12 tracks will be included. There’s more unreleased material than anticipated which is great news; 12″ remixes of album tracks ‘Stone Thames’ and ‘Sudden Impact’ an alternate version of ‘BAD’ and ‘Sony’. The biggest news for me is the release finally of the rather excellent ‘Electric Vandal’ which Don Letts played from the vaults for fans on the BBC. The track was originally scheduled to be on the album.
I’d imagine some sort of gatefold packaging and hopefully some extra art will be included and I’d imagine that Sony will see how this fares before committing to other legacy special editions. That’s purely a guess on my part. Full track listing is below (info courtesy slicing up eyeballs), price currently unannounced.
1. “Medicine Show”
4. “The Bottom Line”
5. “A Party”
6. “Sudden Impact”
7. “Stone Thames”
1. “Medicine Show” (12-inch remix)
2. “Sony Dub” (Dub version)*
3. “E=MC²” (12-inch remix)
4. “The Bottom Line” (12-inch remix, edit version)
5. “A Party Dub” (Edited dub version from UK “Medicine Show” 12-inch)
6. “Sudden Impact” (12-inch mix)*
7. “Stone Thames” (12-inch mix)*
8. “BAD” (Vocoder version, outtake)*
9. “Electric Vandal” (Outtake)*
10. “Albert Einstein Meets the Human Beatbox” (B-side of UK “E=MC²” 12-inch promo)
11. “BAD” (U.S. 12-inch remix)
12. “This Is Big Audio Dynamite” (7-inch non-LP B-side)
What is it about December? Brian Setzer, a dear friend of Joe Strummer (you’ll know Brian from the Stray Cats) was rushed to hospital last night (Dec 15th) in the middle of a concert in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Setzer was supposed to play hear in Phoenix this evening which now looks unlikely. Press reports this morning suggest he was suffering from dehydration, high altitude sickness, and vertigo. I’m hoping that is all there is to it (not to downplay it) but he’s a good guy and too young for something more tragic.
Good wishes sent out to Brian for a speedy recovery!