LANCE BANGS DIRECTS OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO INCLUDES NEVER-BEFORE-SEEN FOOTAGE FROM THE JOE STRUMMER ARCHIVE AND A SPECIAL CAMEO FROM EDDIE VEDDER TRACK FROM STRUMMER’S FINAL SESSIONS FEATURED ON THE ACCLAIMED NEW BOX SET, JOE STRUMMER 002: THE MESCALEROS YEARS’JOE STRUMMER 002: THE MESCALEROS YEARS’ AVAILABLE NOW VIA DARK HORSE RECORDS
“If you think you miss Joe Strummer now, by the time you get to the end of this boxset, you are really going to miss the guy. What an impact, what an amazing musician, what an amazing human being, a great artist, and this boxset perfectly captures the man, the music and the moment, I’m so glad this came out” Henry Rollins
The previously unreleased track is among the highlights found on ‘Joe Strummer 002: The Mescaleros Years’, the first-ever comprehensive collection highlighting Strummer’s work with his post-Clash band, The Mescaleros, available now on 4CD w/72-page book and 7LP w/32-page book, special edition packaging and exclusive 12”x12” art print. ‘Fantastic’ marks one of Strummer’s final recordings, with vocals recorded in December 2002 at the famed Rockfield Studios in Monmouthshire, Wales, mere weeks after Joe Strummer and The Mescaleros played their last ever live show at Liverpool University on November 22, 2002.
The track’s emotional companion video, directed by renowned rock ‘n’ roll filmmaker Lance Bangs (Nirvana, Sonic Youth) and featuring archival footage shot by Strummer, Dick Rude, Julien Temple, Don Letts, and Josh Cheuse, along with a special cameo by Eddie Vedder and spoken word introduction by Strummer.
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