June 23, 2003 12:02
JOE STRUMMER'S LAST ALBUM GETS RELEASE DATE
'Streetcore is out later this year...
The final JOE STRUMMER AND THE MESCALEROS album, 'STREETCORE', recorded only weeks before his death last December, will be released this autumn.
Martin Slattery and Scott Shields of the Mescaleros are currently in the final stages of mixing the follow-up to 2001's 'Global A Go-Go', which will include eleven new tracks and a cover of Bob Marley's 'Redemption Song'.
Strummer told Rolling Stone last year that his priority was to get the new songs on tape while they were still fresh.
He said, "We've gotta record them straight away." He added that he wanted to "bang into the studio and knock them down. Musicians memories are very short".
Slattery said, "I want it to be as close to what Joe wanted as possible."
Strummer died on December 22 last year due to congenital heart failure/ His band Clash were later inducted into the 2003 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in March this year.