Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Dirty Linen review

It doesn't look like the review is available online, but here's what Jeffrey R. Lindholm wrote about The Sandinista Project in Dirty Linen:

Sandinista! was the Clash's magnum opus -- an amazing three-record set from the proto-punk band that had almost no punk music. Instead, it filtered the band's musical politics through gospel, soul, blues, dub reggae, rockabilly, jazz, rap, and more. This two-disc tribute, organized by music critic Jimmy Guterman, replaces the Clash's very British sensibility with a bunch of mostly American bands who add their own twists, emphasizing the original songs' power. Sometimes the culture, er, "clash" is just too much, as when [negative mention of one track excised -- hey, it's my web site!-JG], but overall the set delivers surprises (including theremins!) and satisfaction. Highlights include Mekons Jon Langford and Sally Timms' dub reggae "Junco Partner/Version Pardner" and Katrina Leskanich's (of the Waves) hyper-exuberant "Hitsville U.K." Profits support two charities -- Amnesty International and the Joe Strummer Memorial Forest.


Blogger Jon B. said...

Lemme guess... he didn't like the theremins?

2:38 PM  
Blogger Jimmy said...

He loved the theremins. Who doesn't love theremins?

2:40 PM  

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