Happy birthday, Joe Strummer! Watch new short film featuring unreleased songs from legendary Clash frontman

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A new short film has been released to mark what would have been Joe Strummer‘s 66th birthday, filled with unreleased songs and rare footage of the legendary Clash frontman.

The clip features an early version of what would eventually become ‘This Is England’, which featured on the band’s final album in 1985.

As well as snippets of unreleased recordings, there’s an extended section of an interview that sees Strummer reflecting on “corporate culture”.


“What do people say, there ain’t no berries on the trees? If you’re after getting honey, you don’t go killing all the bees”, Strummer reflects.

“This is what a lot of people feel about the corporate culture. If it’s good, they’ll find it and crush it out.”

The brief clips included in the two minute film will all feature on ‘Joe Strummer 001’, which is set for release next month.

It’ll feature 32 tracks and includes 12 previously unreleased songs, as well as known favourites from his recordings with the 101ers, The Mescaleros and his extensive soundtrack work.


Among the unreleased material is an early demo of ‘This Is England’ entitled ‘Czechoslovak Song/Where Is England,’ as well as outtakes from ‘Sid & Nancy featuring Mick Jones.