Monday, June 25, 2007

The Future Is Unwritten

The Future Is Unwritten is the Julien Temple directed biopic of Joe Strummer's life. The soundtrack is programmed like a radio show, with Joe rambling between songs about the music he loved and his influences. It is a truly engaging listen, and the stylistic ground it covers is pretty broad. There are also a few previously unreleased gems included to draw in the Clash completists. With a soundtrack this good I look forward to seeing the movie. It was difficult to choose what to share because it is all so good. I ended up going with a very unique Elvis tune, a demo version of a Clash tune, a Mescaleros tune that is currently being used as the theme song to HBO's John From Cincinnati and a smoking Nina Simone cover of a Bee Gees song.

"Punk Rock Warlord" Joe Strummer
"White Riot (Previously Unreleased Version)" The Clash
"Rock the Casbah" Rachid Taha
"BBC World Service"
"Crawfish" Elvis Presley
"Black Sheep Boy" Tim Hardin
"Kick Out the Jams" MC5
"Keys to Your Heart" The 101'ers
"Mick And Paul Were Different" Joe Strummer
"I'm So Bored With The U.S.A. (Previously Unreleased Demo)." The Clash
"Natty Rebel (Previously Unreleased Version)" U-Roy
"Armagideon Time" the Clash
"Nervous Breakdown" Eddie Cochran
"(In The) Pouring Rain (Live & Previously Unreleased)" The Clash
"Omotepe" Joe Strummer
"Martha Cecilia" Andres Landeros
"Minuet" Ernest Ranglin
"Trash City" Latino Rockabilly War
"I Called Him Woody" Topper Headon
"Rangers Command" Woody Guthrie
"Corrina, Corrina" Bob Dylan
"Johnny Appleseed" Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros
"To Love Somebody" Nina Simone
"Without People, You're Nothing" Joe Strummer
"Willesden To Cricklewood" Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros

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