When you look back and watch the curvature of The Clash, you can see where Joe Strummer might have had a significant impact in the solo arena. Despite their short-lived venture as a band, Joe Strummer was a core asset. With tenure in bands like The Mescaleros, as well as his own solo work, the body of music left behind needed to be better represented than it had been. With the completion of the Ignition Records compilation, that milestone will soon be made available to fans of Strummer and The Clash.


On September 28, a 32-track career spanning compilation for Joe Strummer will be released. Named Joe Strummer 001, the hope is to produced a continued collection for the future. Joe Strummer 001 will provide, in addition to the collected songs, the 2CD set will offer a 12-page booklet.

There will also be  2CD Deluxe Edition offered with a 64-page booklet thereby significantly upping the ante for Strummer memorabilia, photos, and notes. As another option, a massive Super Edition Box will provide the 2CD set, a 7″ vinyl single of a previously unreleased demo of “This Is England” b/w “Before We Go Forward”, a 4LP vinyl package (also available separately), a cassette of previously unreleased demos (with Mick Jones), a replica of Strummer’s CA license (??), an enamel pin badge, a 64-page hardbound book, and a packed in envelope with a screen print, two original art prints, a photo of Joe, and a sticker sheet.

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01. Letsagetabitarockin’ (2005 Remastered Version) – The 101ers
02. Keys To Your Heart (Version 2) [2005 Remastered Version] – The 101ers
03. Love Kills – Joe Strummer
04. Tennessee Rain – Joe Strummer
05. Trash City – Joe Strummer & The Latino Rockabilly War
06. 15th Brigade – Joe Strummer
07. Ride Your Donkey – Joe Strummer
08. Burning Lights – Joe Strummer
09. Afro-Cuban Be-Bop – The Astro-Physicians
10. Sandpaper Blues – Radar
11. Generations – Electric Dog House
12. It’s A Rockin’ World – Joe Strummer
13. Yalla Yalla – Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros
14. X-Ray Style – Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros
15. Johnny Appleseed – Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros
16. Minstrel Boy – Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros
17. Redemption Song – Johnny Cash & Joe Strummer
18. Over The Border – Jimmy Cliff & Joe Strummer
19. Coma Girl – Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros
20. Silver & Gold / Before I Grow Too Old – Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros

01. Letsagetabitarockin’ (Strummer Demo) – Joe Strummer
02. Czechoslovak Song / Where Is England – Strummer, Simonon & Howard
03. Pouring Rain (1984) – Strummer, Simonon & Howard
04. Blues On The River – Joe Strummer
05. Crying On 23rd – The Soothsayers
06. 2 Bullets – Pearl Harbour
07. When Pigs Fly – Joe Strummer
08. Pouring Rain (1993) – Joe Strummer
09. Rose Of Erin – Joe Strummer
10. The Cool Impossible – Joe Strummer
11. London Is Burning – Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros
12. U.S. North – Joe Strummer & Mick Jones


By MARowe