Updated version of The Clash’s ‘Rock The Casbah’ released in aid of Strummerville

Ranking Roger of The Beat provides vocals on cover

A updated version of The Clash‘s ‘Rock The Casbah’ featuring Ranking Roger on vocals will be released in December to raise money for Joe Strummer’s charity, Strummerville.

Ranking Roger is one of the frontmen of The Beat, who toured with The Clash. He recorded an alternative version of the song in 1981 with Clash members Strummer and Mick Jones but it was never released. Jones has given his blessing to the latest version, which was recorded at the Across The Tracks festival two years ago.

An EP features two versions of ‘Rock The Casbah’ plus ‘Muscle Ska’, co-composed by Neville Staple from The Specials. The five-track EP is available now through PledgeMusic and will raise funds for Strummerville, the charity set up by Strummer before his death to help aspiring young musicians.

Among the extras available through PledgeMusic are EPs signed by Mick Jones and Paul Simonon as well as signed, limited-edition photographs by Paul Slattery.

Earlier this week Kitty, Daisy & Lewis announced details of their new album, ‘Kitty, Daisy & Lewis The Third’, which has been produced by Mick Jones. The album will be released in January 26 on Sunday Best Recordings.