The Future Is Unwritten Soundtrack
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I'm glad Joe didn't go out like Sid or Kurt, but his passing was reported with a barely audible whimper. He deserved better. How many statues of Apollo are there? Joe never caused a plague. His aim was true. Release the doves!
There's a rumor going 'round that ..Julien Temple has made a documentary about Strummer called "The Future Is Unwritten". For reasons that defy understanding, it isn't being screened in the U.S. until November (maybe). Meanwhile, it's been playing in Europe for months. Just to rub a cake of salt into the wound of the frothy mouthed faithful, the soundtrack to said film HAS been made available in the states of disgrace.
Well...that'll do. It's easily the most riveting bunch 'o' songs I've heard all year. Back in the early eighties Strummer orchestrated a pirate-radio broadcast from a London rooftop, RADIO CLASH. It was probably pretty great but I wouldn't know because I never heard it. Nor did I have the opportunity to listen to his BBC shows from 1999-2002. What "The Future Is Unwritten" soundtrack offers is a chance to experience a bit of what those shows were like. You can play the U.K.Read more ›
I enjoy this album because it flows and it something to keep as an aid to remembering Joe Strummer, the songs are linked by passages of dialogue, a sprightly sounding Topper Headon is just great to hear at last, but most moving is Joe's passage about the ability and power of people to change things. His voice seems to crack with the emotion and intensity of what he is saying and I'm afraid to say I cried again!!
The music is fantastic. It is great to listen to this album from start to end on a road trip or at work or something, because it moves through distinct moods, stays interesting all the time, like a great radio station of some forgotten era when there was such a thing.
All I can say it's a very good romp through the musical influences that Joe absorbed through his life.
Look elsewhere if you have saccharine tastes for THIS is good music on this cd.
Joe's narration explains many of the songs' relevance and you get a good idea of all that went in to influencing the Clash and the Mescalero's music.
This music has roots in Americana, rock and Caribbean music and moved along nicely for an excellent listen any time.
We miss you Joe!!
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Joe Strummer,you will live forever in your recordings. We miss you so much !
A band that sounds superb live or recorded.
A wild mix of Clash and solo cuts as well as some of his fav. tunes he played on BBC radio show. Fun to hear JS dj. For fans only. Read morePublished on January 15, 2014 by P. robb
Not only does this include some off-the-beaten-path tracks spanning Joe's career, it's a great introduction to some of the killer tunes from around the globe that Joe would play on... Read morePublished on July 30, 2013 by Grant Harms
When I first heard this album I thought it was Clash music I had never heard later to find out it was Joe Strummer who was a major portion of the Clash. Great CD and worth buying.Published on February 10, 2010 by Dean K