[tweetmeme]The five-song On the Road: Live 92 EP from Mick Jones’ post-Clash outfit Big Audio Dynamite II — released on CD in the U.S. and Japan back in 1992, and more recently via digital platforms — will receive its first-ever vinyl release next month for Record Store Day. Full tracklist and details here.
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The Converse sneaker company continues its “Three Artists, One Song” series of musical collaborations this week with some creative math, bringing in four people — Mick Jones and Paul Simonon of The Clash, plus R&B star Frank Ocean and producer Diplo — to craft the track “Hero.”
While the Big Audio Dynamite reunion didn’t result in any new recordings, frontman Mick Jones has re-teamed with that band’s rhythm section — drummer Greg Roberts and bassist Leo “E-Z Kill” Williams — to lend guitar and backing vocals to new single “Too Late,” from the duo’s band Dreadzone.
The Clash return to record stores in a big way this September, with the release of a 12-disc box set called Sound System — featuring five of the band’s six albums, a DVD with unseen footage and three discs’ worth of demos, non-album singles, rarities and B-sides — as well as a new double-disc best-of set.
Despite suggestions he might make new music with Big Audio Dynamite, it appears Mick Jones has moved on to other projects — namely re-teaming with Tony James of Generation X in their band Carbon/Silicon, which has just released a mellow, uplifting new single called “Big Surprise.”
For this week’s installment of Vintage Video, we turn the clocks back to 1987 for this 45-minute TV special capturing Big Audio Dynamite’s performance at the Teatro Carlos Gomes in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The seven-song performance comes in the months following the release of Mick Jones and Co.’s second album.
Hellcat Records on Tuesday marked what would have been Joe Strummer’s 60th birthday by announcing and immediately releasing a digital box set compiling the late Clash frontman’s recorded output with late-’90s, early-2000s band The Mescaleros — including an unreleased 2002 live set.
Demon Music Group late next month will reissue all six albums from the Roddy Frame-led Scottish indie-pop act Aztec Camera in 2CD and single-disc expanded editions, each featuring an assortment of bonus cuts including non-album singles, B-sides, remixes and, in the case of the band’s penultimate album, a full bonus live disc.
Having already preempted their massive Manchester homecoming gigs with festival dates in Scandinavia and Germany, The Stone Roses have once again bumped up the start of their hugely anticipated summer reunion tour with a trio of just-announced smaller-venue concerts in Barcelona and Amsterdam in early June.
The Stone Roses’ reunion is still six months out, but frontman Ian Brown and guitarist John Squire gave fans a preview last night when they performed on stage together for the first time in 16 years at the Manchester stop of the “Justice Tonight” tour headlined by The Clash’s Mick Jones — who is performing his old band’s songs.
This week’s round-up of click-worthy links includes news about Mick Jones playing Clash songs on a U.K. benefit tour, an interview with Simple Minds’ Jim Kerr via the Stuck in the ’80s podcast, interviews with The Sisters of Mercy and The Jesus and Mary Chain, and news that The Specials’ reunion will continue.
Our latest link round-up includes interviews with Big Audio Dynamite’s Mick Jones, Exene Cervenka of X and The Motels’s Martha Davis, plus a look at how the soundtrack to ‘Urgh! A Music War’ spotlighted early ’80s U.K. reggae.
Big Audio Dynamite rocked Lollapalooza over the weekend, and if you didn’t get a chance see Mick Jones and Co. on the live webcast — let alone attend the Chicago extravaganza — the festival has posted video of three songs from the band’s set.