Joe Strummer 002: The Mescaleros Years

by Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros

Original Release Date: 2022-09-16

Joe Strummer 002: The Mescaleros Years

Joe Strummer’s late work with The Mescaleros continued the project his previous band, The Clash, had started: to situate rock in a global conversation about working-class music. Comprising the band’s three studio albums (1999’s Rock Art and the X-Ray Style, 2001’s Global a Go-Go and 2003’s Streetcore) plus outtakes and live tracks, The Mescaleros Years moves briskly and knowledgeably but with the same beginner’s passion Strummer marshalled for 30 years, fusing fiddle music with Indian rhythms (“Bhindi Bhagee”), garage rock with reggae (“Coma Girl”) and cosmopolitan beats with backwoods feedback (the outtake “Ocean of Dreams”). No matter where they go, every song here bears a sense of celebration.


  1. Rock Art And The X-Ray Style
  2. Tony Adams (6:33)
  3. Sandpaper Blues (4:27)
  4. X-Ray Style (4:34)
  5. Techno D-Day (4:07)
  6. The Road To Rock ’n’ Roll (3:58)
  7. Diggin’ The New (3:07)
  8. Nitcomb (4:30)
  9. Forbidden City (4:46)
  10. Yalla Yalla (6:56)
  11. Willesden To Cricklewood (6:46)
  12. Global A Go-Go
  13. Johnny Appleseed
  14. Cool ‘N’ Out
  15. Global A Go-Go
  16. Bhindi Bhagee
  17. Gamma Ray
  18. Mega Bottle Ride
  19. Shaktar Donetsk
  20. Mondo Bongo
  21. Bummed Out City
  22. At The Border, Guy
  23. Minstrel Boy
  24. Streetcore
  25. Coma Girl
  26. Get Down Moses
  27. Long Shadow
  28. Arms Aloft
  29. Ramshackle Day Parade
  30. Redemption Song
  31. All In A Day
  32. Burnin’ Streets
  33. Midnight Jam
  34. Silver And Gold
  35. Vibes Compass (B-sides & Rarities)
  36. Time And The Tide
  37. Techno D-Day (Demo)
  38. Ocean Of Dreams
  39. Forbidden City (Demo)
  40. X-Ray Style (Demo)
  41. Road To Rock ‘N’ Roll (Demo)
  42. Tony Adams (Demo)
  43. Cool ‘N’ Out (Demo)
  44. Global A Go-Go (Demo)
  45. Secret Agent Man
  46. All In A Day (Demo)
  47. London Is Burning
  48. Get Down Moses (Outtake)
  49. Fantastic
  50. Coma Girl (Outtake)

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Format Vinyl 2× LP Album Reissue, Vinyl 2× LP Album Reissue, Vinyl LP Album Reissue, Vinyl 2× LP Compilation, Box Set Compilation
Label Dark Horse Records
Catalog Number DH0009
Discogs URL Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros - Joe Strummer 002: The Mescaleros Years