Thursday, 4 February 2016
Sing Michael Sing
If anyone missed it my contribution to JC's Imaginary Compilation Album series appeared at The Vinyl Villain earlier this week, ten songs and a bonus track that make up my Big Audio Dynamite compilation. You can read it and listen to the songs here if you want to. It led me to thinking about a Mick Jones Clash ten track compilation and then also a Mick Jones career one. The Clash one would have to be songs Mick sung and could look something like this...
Side 1. The Prisoner//Jail Guitar Doors//Stay Free//Gates Of The West//Lost In The Supermarket
Side 2. Train In Vain//Up In Heaven (Not Only Here)//Police On My Back//Somebody Got Murdered//Innoculated City
That means leaving out Protex Blue, I'm Not Down, Hitsville UK and Should I Stay Or Should I Go. I'm open to suggestions- and could easily change my mind tomorrow.
A career spanning compilation would need side 1 to be entirely by The Clash and side 2 B.A.D. and beyond I think.
Side 1. The Clash Jail Guitar Doors//Gates Of The West//Train In Vain//Lost In The Supermarket//Up In Heaven (Not Only Here)
Side 2. B.A.D. Medicine Show//B.A.D. V Thirteen// B.A.D. Contact//Carbon/Silicon Why Do Men Fight?//Carbon/Silicon Big Surprise.
I could take off a C/S song and put another B.A.D. one on quite easily. If you don't know Mick's work with Carbon/Silicon there's a ton of stuff out there, much of it freely available. Why Do Men Fight? was a rollicking guitar tune. Big Surprise sounds like the beginnings of a solo project, a man looking back, misty eyed. It's also a gorgeous little tune.