UNRELEASED JOE STRUMMER RECORDING “JUNCO PARTNER” AVAILABLE NOW
Taken from Joe’s upcoming album, ASSEMBLY, this previously unheard recording is also available to stream worldwide here: https://joe-strummer.lnk.to/
Discovered deep in the legendary artist’s vaults on a hand-labeled cassette tape, “Junco Partner” was a constant throughout Joe’s career. He first discovered the song on a scratchy R&B compilation in the 1970s and it became a staple on the set list of Joe’s first band, the 101ers, before recording it with The Clash for the seminal Sandinista! album in 1980 and it being a mainstay of live shows until the very end of Joe’s career with the Mescaleros. This previously unreleased home recording of “Junco Partner” offers an intimate insight into Joe’s unique vocal delivery and distinctive driving rhythmic guitar playing, with the accompanying animated mixed media video being created by Spencer Ramsey.
Released on Friday, March 26th, ASSEMBLY showcases carefully curated remastered tracks from Joe Strummer’s solo catalog, including “Coma Girl,” “Johnny Appleseed,” and “Yalla Yalla” (with The Mescaleros) to his iconic rendition of Bob Marley’s “Redemption Song” and soundtrack contributions like “Love Kills” (from the 1986 film, Sid and Nancy). Remastered by three-time GRAMMY® Award-winning engineer Paul Hicks (The Beatles / John Lennon / The Rolling Stones / David Bowie), the 16-track compilation features three previously unreleased versions of classic The Clash tracks, including “Junco Partner” and the previously unreleased electrifying live performances of “Rudie Can’t Fail” and “I Fought The Law” recorded by Joe Strummer and The Mescaleros at London’s Brixton Academy on November 24, 2001.
Preorder ASSEMBLY on Limited Edition 2xLP Red vinyl, gatefold 2xLP 180g black vinyl and CD HERE https://joe-strummer.lnk.to/