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Monday, 9 March 2015

Distance No Object

Yalla Yalla is one my favourite solo Joe Strummer songs and the one that really marked his return in the late 90s, said that he was back with something to say and a good band around him. The 12" had a Richard Norris dub mix, a dub of an already pretty dubby song. Joe's lyrics on Yalla Yalla are classic Strummer, finding romance in unlikely places and mixing up the personal, the political, the musical and London.

Yalla Yalla (Norro's King Dub)


The Swede said...

I was at a Polygram indie retailer's roadshow when I first heard 'Yalla Yalla'. They played the video on the big screen and while many around me ignored it or chatted through the song, I was having a hard job not crying. It had been a long time.

Andrew said...

Love this - thank you!


Echorich said...

What a great track!

Anonymous said...

Gospel music. This holy music.