Elgin Avenue Breakdown Revisited
(Clash, Joe Strummer)
Released on June 21, 2005
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Before The Clash, Joe Strummer was the lead vocalist/guitarist in a gritty, R&B-styled London pub band called the 101ers. The 101ers, named after the number of the squat where they were living at North-West London (101 Walterton Road), mark a key point in the development both of Joe Strummer's own musical sensibilities and also of the burgeoning punk scene. Now in cooperation with Joe Strummer's widow and former 101ers drummer Richard Norther this classic material now gets its first ever official CD release, expanded to include 8 never before released live and studio recordings. Here now is every studio track the band ever recorded as well as doses of bristling, never before released live tracks that made them crowd favorites. One listen will make it clear that it was with the 101ers that Strummer honed the skills later used in The Clash.