Streetcore The late Joe Strummer was a wise man. Rather than attempt to re-create the overheated rants and ferocious howls of his old band's early days… Streetcore The late Joe Strummer was a wise man. Rather than attempt to re-create the overheated rants and ferocious howls of his old band's early days… 2003-10-21 Joe Strummer and the Mescaleros Rock
Music Review

Streetcore (2003)

EW's GRADE
B+

Details Release Date: Oct 21, 2003; Lead Performance: Joe Strummer and the Mescaleros; Genre: Rock

The late Joe Strummer was a wise man. Rather than attempt to re-create the overheated rants and ferocious howls of his old band's early days (he left that to the Clash-worshipping Rancid), he spent his last years refining his own eccentric blend of world-beat pop. ''Streetcore,'' with its loopy, eager-to-please vibe, is just the sort of punky reggae party he was born to throw. If you loved the Clash -- and what right-thinking person didn't? -- you know the move.

Originally posted Oct 24, 2003 Published in issue #734 Oct 24, 2003 Order article reprints
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