Soul Food reunites for "Midnight Log"
"After Joe passed in 2002, I started writing a gigantic review of Sandinista. It made me sick to read so many negative reviews -- it was always one of my favorite records. I was knocked out to discover that someone was brave, crazy, and smart enough to attempt this tribute. I knew that Soul Food could do justice to 'Midnight Log' so I asked the band to reunite for one last song. In keeping with the spirit of the original I decided to ask Mick Gallagher of the Blockheads to add a piano track. I had interviewed him recently about those historic sessions 25 years ago, and he agreed to participate, via a transatlantic overdub."
The result is a swampy blues version of the Clash’s sprightly rockabilly number. The piano part has a distinct similarity to the original, and adds spice to an already tasty cover. Jeff would like to hereby thank Mike Moebius for a fabulous mix, and to dedicate this version to Joe Strummer. (Sandinista Revisited is due to be published privately in 2007. It will feature interviews with Mick Gallagher, Norman Watt-Roy, Tymon Dogg, Ivan Julian, Mikey Dread, Davey Payne, Bill Price, and Topper Headon, among others. Soul Food still maintains a website, and the band's recordings are available through cdBaby. For more info about the Blockheads, visit TheBlockheads.com.)