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Bruce Springsteen and Joe Strummer

When asked for his opinion on the subject/the man/the musician Bruce Springsteen in 1997, Joe Strummer sent the following letter to “rocumentary” filmmaker Mark Hagen. The film in question, ‘Bruce Springsteen: A Secret History’, was broadcast in 1998 on British television:

London Calling, with Dave Grohl, Elvis Costello and the Clash:

Springsteen returned the compliment during a gig in 2008, declaring Strummer “one of the greatest rockers of all time” before launching into a rendition of I Fought the Law.

I Fought the Law:

He has also covered Joe’s last masterpiece Coma Girl.

Coma Girl (audio only):

The Guardian:

On the Saturday night of Glastonbury you may be lucky enough to seeBruce Springsteen & the E Street Band power through their version of the Clash’s London Calling. One key figure in securing the Boss’s booking? One of that song’s co-authors, Joe Strummer. (refering to the letter in this post)

London Calling:

cont. The Guardian:

It’s a sentiment that Glastonbury organiser Emily Eavis would agree with; in his later years, Strummer became a figurehead for the festival and when it came time to persuade Springsteen to appear, he still had a significant part to play. “I did an eight-page document about the festival for Bruce with quotes from Joe included,” says Eavis. “I’ve never done anything like that for anyone before. It’s going to be an amazing couple of hours.”

A nice story about two great persons and musicians!

– Hallgeir

Video of the day: Someone to love – Ida Jenshus

Very promising taste of her new album, we’re very excited and looking forward to the new record. It will be available in october. We really hope she will tour close to were we live. We saw here at the Oya Festival last year, it was a revelation, one of the best concert at Oya that year. You owe it to yourself to go and see her live. Of the 51 concerts I saw last year I rated Ida Jenshus at Oya at number eight. Egil rated it even higher, at number 5!

Not exactly “acoustic” but a bit toned down and slower than the previousley released version:

Someone to love, faster and with a rhythm section:

– Hallgeir

 

 

Photo special: Willis Earl Beal Oya Festival 2012

Willis Earl Beal’s 2012 album Acousmatic Sorcery is a somewhat special album, and not that easy to like at first go, but it’s a grower. That said, the live show is very different, his voice is so much more prominent live, and what a fabulous voice it is!

The concert at Oya was a real eye opener for me, now I can fully appreciate his talent, and the album became so much more after i saw the live performance.

The picture are a little bit higher in resolution if you click on them, and if you are really interested I have them in real high-def of course, fell free to contact us for copies.

What a fantastic new artist!

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Video of the day: Trampled by Turtles covers My Morning Jacket’s Wonderful (the way I feel)

Today we give you a Fantastic cover version!

Recorded in a hotel room in upstate NY, July 21st 2012, by Trampled by Turtles, “Wonderful (The Way I Feel)” off My Morning Jacket’s record ‘Circuital’