The group Hinds cover of “Spanish Bombs” was THE HOBBLEDEHOY’s favorite moment of the Song For Joe tribute. As one viewer remarked during the show, “Hinds are the Spanish bombs!”
The Clash song “Spanish Bombs” recalls the civil war that raged in Spain from 1936 to 1939.
The Hinds said in a statement: “We’ve always loved doing covers. Maybe because that’s how we started, or maybe because there are already so many great songs in the world that we wish we had written ” .
“The Clash have always been my mother’s favorite band… so it’s always nice to connect the generations through music. As Spaniards, we are not used to being ‘yelled at’ in songs, like in New York or London. The Clash wrote a song about our own civil war while honoring us. We recorded this cover on our last day in the studio, practically live. “
The A Song for Joe: Celebrating the Life of Joe Strummer livestream also features Bob Weir, Hinds, Steve Buscemi, and never-before-seen Strummer footage
Bruce Springsteen, Lucinda Williams, Queens of the Stone Age’s Josh Homme, former Texas Representative Beto O’Rourke, Bob Weir, Steve Buscemi, Hinds, and others are participating in a livestream tribute to the late Clash frontman Joe Strummer. The two-hour event—called A Song for Joe: Celebrating the Life of Joe Strummer—takes place on Strummer’s birthday (August 21) at 3 p.m. Eastern. Along with the special appearances, the livestream will feature never-before-seen live footage of Joe Strummer.
Jesse Malin (who co-produced the event with Jeff Raspe and Joe Strummer estate manager David Zonshine) will host A Song for Joe. “This tribute to Joe is not only a great way to honor him, but to also remind people how important his message is right now,” Malin said in a press release.
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I’m crawling out of me skin during this Covid-19 lockdown, so to kill some time I’m adding lyrics to Dylan’s “Murder Most Foul.”
Feel free to join in:
Righteous brothers be right; Andrews sisters hold tight
Ever see Dallas from a DC-9 at night?
Rudy can’t fail, shorty on the wood
Is that the only law that Liberty understood?
Hand in hand to a barbecue stand
Emanuel chose Richard to leave The Band.
Diamond in the back, sunroof top,
She’s big at the little and bottom at the top
Ruby, Ruby how I want ya
Oliver Stone is a-gonna haunt ya
I Like Ike, tell me What’d I Say?
Chicken in every pot; Jockomo feena nay
Pay Allen Price, bare Eric Burden
Sew my ol blue jeans behind an iron curtain
Time’s gonna take it’s toll
Pay for the love that we stole
On the side of the street that’s sunny
That’s Just Montgomery Clift, honey!
Crash on the levee and a wreck on the highway
Becomes final today
Charlie Pride comes before The Fall
Kicker Conspiracy, b-de, b-de, b-de,
Folks, That’s all!