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Earthquake Weather

Joe Strummer & The MescalerosAudio CD
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)

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  • Audio CD (September 11, 2008)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Epic/Legacy
  • ASIN: B000008L7Z
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #94,064 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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34 of 36 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
Not Joe's finest moment, but an interesting and ambitious project. Not here to rate the music, though, but the fact that YES, this is an "official" CDR release. With a laser printer, a download of the album cover, and a CD-burner, you could make pretty much the same quality disc yourself. The back cover is some generic template, not the original back cover. The front cover is a none-too-clear laser printjob of the original, but it doesn't even exactly fit the case. There's nothing inside the booklet. And the sound quality is no improvement on whatever MP3 files have been kicking around online for years; there are even mysterious drops in volume (on track 6, say) that seem like they might be glitches... I suppose there's a place for cheapie CDr reissues - because Sony would likely have never invested in a "real" reissue - but don't the esteemed hosts of this transaction feel morally obliged to TELL YOU WHAT YOU'RE BUYING? This is NOT a CD. This is a CDr, indifferently presented, to cash in on the unsuspecting. Boo, hiss; prolonged sound of flatulence in the direction of A-m-a-z-o-n and S-o-n-y. Breathe it in!
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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Avoid duplicitous "new" release September 2, 2008
Format:Audio CD
BUYER BEWARE. Item on offer as new through Amazon is a CD-R of original issue with photocopied artwork. For example, there are no interior notes, whereas the original CBS issue contained lyrics to all songs, which are important with such a literate release.
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33 of 36 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars "Shaky Ground"... February 27, 2003
Format:Audio CD
Despite a few decent tracks, Earthquake Weather lives up to its title. For a majority of the songs this album was lyrically unfocussed, and badly produced. After the downfall of The Clash's: "Cut The Crap" Strummer wanted to produce a solo record that would sound like as much of a live band as possible. However the drums are too low in the mix, there are many layers of poorly sounding, hap hazzard guitars and theres way too much reverb pasted over the entire project. If you liked the songs Strummer contributed to The Permanent Record Soundtrack, (and you are a hard core Strummer fan) there are a few tracks you will enjoy off of this album."Gangsterville" has got some decent lyrics and is consistant with Joe's Rock/Reggae mix of music from his Clash glory days (packs a pretty good punch)."Island Hopping" is a good track lending itself to a more mature Joe Strummer sound. This song is one in which Joe himself liked to perform with The Mescalaros (live) up till the time of his death.You may also enjoy: "Sleepwalk" with it's eloquent Spanish guitar work, and reminescent lyrics like: "What good would it be if you could change every river than ran through your life and mine"... Unless you are a big Joe Strummer/Clash fan I could'nt recommend this album.However if you are a fan (like myself) don't go depriving yourself, it's worthwhile to try and find a copy of it.Rest In Peace- Joe (1952-2002).
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Joe Strummer's GREATEST solo effort January 20, 2005
Format:Audio CD
I guess the reason why I love "Earthquake Weather" more than Strummer's other post Clash releases, is that it was so Clash-like. Whereas Strummer's other solo efforts with the Mescaleros went off in a new and innovative fashion, Earthquake weather had that rebellious Clash sound. Every song is well crafted, there are no throwaway songs on this album, which I think makes it more consistent than his other three solo efforts. Moreover, many of the songs on this album are right up there with the best of Clash songs, such as "Jewelers and Bums" and the great opening track. Great album by one of the greatest musical icons of all-time.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A real gem! February 3, 2005
Format:Audio CD
Anyone that thinks Earthquake Weather is a bad offering from Strummer is trippin and I would question the maturity and coolness of their musical ears. Yeah, maybe it's not a totally polished production like some Britney Spears CD, but come on people that's what gives it depth and makes it atmospheric like the Clash recordings, especially the first Clash record. I absolutely love this album and it is a cherished possession of mine. I listened to it when it first came out back in the 80's and today it sounds just as great, meaningful, and hardhitting as it did then. Strummer as always gives us his "salt of the earth" performance like he did with the Clash. The lyrics are real cool and eclectic while the band forms a tight knit behind Joe's guitar playing. Zander, the lead guitarist lays down some very impressive work and being a guitar player of 20 plus years I know what I am talkin bout. This one has revved up rockers like Gangsterville as well as slower numbers like Island Hopping that will make you want to get on a boat and go sailing in the Bahamas or something. Tons of soul baby! This is the missing link for Clash, Strummer fans, so get it if you can. Expensive isn't it? I'm not selling my copy!

Pete Wyndham
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars joe strummer February 9, 2008
By betsy
Format:Audio CD
I had heard so much negative things , but after watching the future is unwritten i decided to get it and listen to it and am glad i did...not the clash but worth to listening to again and again
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars My favorite Strummer July 19, 2008
By greg
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
One of the most under appreciated albums ever made. I love this record. Always have and always will. Period. Buy it. You won't be sorry. Joe at his best.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Strummer is back July 28, 2008
Format:Audio CD
I used to own this album on vinyl, way back in the eighties. It was a brilliant idea to re- release Earthquake Weather on CD, because it definitely withstood the test of time.
A classic punk- rock song like the opening track "Gangsterville" or a more laid - back one like "Island Hopping", or the funky "Boogie with your Children" they all add to the legacy of The Clash.
A must- have for all old and new Clash fans.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Joe Strummer
Some nice older songs from Joe Strummer. These are songs he recorded after the Clash, and before he formed his new group.
Published 9 months ago by Jeffrey A. Lofberg
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Strummer solo effort
I've loved this disc ever since I found it in a bargain bin in the early 1990s. Don't know why it was so maligned on its initial release. It contains some of Strummer's best stuff. Read more
Published 17 months ago by James
5.0 out of 5 stars joe strummers earthquake weather
if you like the clash and, by that i mean KNOW and LIKE the Clash get this album! i never heard it before i bought it and after the first listen, i must say this album is easily in... Read more
Published on February 21, 2012 by sheriff erik
5.0 out of 5 stars He's off (his beam) again
I'm just a couple songs into this CD, and I think I hear Joe, the real guy, the same guy I saw on stage when they toured the states with Bo Diddley. Read more
Published on October 24, 2011 by telemarty
4.0 out of 5 stars Underappreciated Time for a rerelease
I purchased this cd around 7:45 October 17, 1989. 15 minutes later, the Loma Prieta earthquake rocked the World Series. Reviews of the day called this cd a mess. Read more
Published on August 19, 2011 by Randy
4.0 out of 5 stars Do you know Joe?
Strummer's "Earthquake Weather" may not be the Joe Strummer you know from the Clash. But that's not a bad thing. Read more
Published on July 21, 2009 by Frank G. Wetteroth
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent
i'm agree to find this cd with your site,it's difficult to find any products of Joe Strummer in France.
Published on January 18, 2009 by Bettoni Marc
5.0 out of 5 stars Joe strummer Earthquake Weather
It is unfortunate that this 1989 solo release by Joe Strummer backed by the excellent Latino Rockabilly Band has mostly been maligned or ignored. Read more
Published on July 14, 2008 by DJ Barb Wire
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Will this ever be reissued?
Amen. I've often thought the same thing.
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