Earthquake Weather Tour

- last updated 28 Dec 01

Joe Strummer and the Latino Rockabilly War
Joe Strummer: Vocals and Rhythm Guitar
Zander Schloss: Lead Guitar and Vocals
Lonnie Marshall: Bass Guitar and Vocals
Willie MacNeil: Drums
Jack Irons: Drums

Audio recording
cdr - not very good - some distortion - vocals this from the basement - side 2 appears to be from further back?
Sound 2.5
Time 91min
1st generation
23 songs / 25 tracks

Trash City

The last track is from the opening track from the previous night. Joe names the suport act One Style MDV from Hackney.

This is a not bad recording, average or just above and comes from the tapers copy. Much clearer and much more enjoyable. Tracks 9,10,11 are severely overamplified, in most other parts there is some slight overamplification. Police and Thieves is about as good as it gets on the sound.

An older much more circulated tape suffered somewhat

Side one is much like side 2, the first four tracks on on both are much duller than the rest and have a lot of noise. After that it picks up and is quite a decent sound, though noise still persists slightly as a result of bad copying.

The last four tracks on side one though suffer from overamplification and are distorted. A total of 12 substandard tracks. Island hopping being as good as the tape gets.

Still quite good in the better moments and it obvoiusly comes from a decent source. The vocals, guitars and drums all make up a nice mix, quite clear.

Prior to Passport too Detroit Joes sings a couple of lines 5 Star Rock n Roll. A track he has never played since the days of the 101ers.

Did you go? What do you remember?
Info, articles, reviews, comments or photos welcome.
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What a great site - I have spent hrs re-visiting my personal Clash history.  The first date I saw them was at the Friars, in 1980.
I saw them Friday 13th of October 1989 - Joe did a signing at Virgin Records, the one at the Marble Arch end of Oxford St. 

There weren't many people there - maybe about 80 - and Joe was on good form following the previous nights gig.  I asked him if he was going to change the set-list and he replied: 'I thought you liked the last one' and laughed.  He went on to tell me that he was going to 'Dust off some Spanish folks songs' for the gig tonight.  He signed my copy of 'London Calling' and 'Earthquake Weather' and I left very happy ... kicking myself on the bus on the way home that I had been too nervous to take my camera along and ask for a photo.
What a lovely fella'.

Play on
Jewellers and Bums
Sikorski Parts
Highway One Zero
Armagideon Time
15th Brigade
Slant Six
Trash City
Dizzies Goatee
Passport to Detroit
City of the Dead
Nothing About Nothing
Whats My Name
Police and Thieves
King of Bayou
Presure Drop
Shouting Street
London Calling
Island Hopping
Brand New Cadilac
Magnificent Seven
Straight to Hell

There are several sights that provide setlists but most mirror They are worth checking.

from Setlist FM (cannot be relied on)

from Songkick (cannot be relied on)
... both have lists of people who say they went

& from the newer Concert Database and also Concert Archives

Also useful: Ultimate Music database, All Music, Clash books at DISCOGS

Articles, check 'Rocks Back Pages'

any info / reviews appreciated

Island Hopping communique and Tour dates

Earthquake Weather poster Virgin record store

NME 7 Oct 1979
Blast of the Summer Whine LRW
Full page interview with Joe

French Rock & Pop November 89
Joe solo, Clash

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