Anglo For Your Ear: Joe Strummer and the Mescaleros’ “Johnny Appleseed”

If you’re one of the five people who’ve watched the recently cancelled HBO drama, John From Cincinnati, you’ll recognize this as the theme song. This jaunty hoe-down comes from the Mescalaros’ 2001 album Global A Go-Go, which was released a little over a year before Strummer’s sudden death. If you thought Joe Strummer lost his way creatively after The Clash, watch this video and think again.

Kevin Wicks

Kevin Wicks founded's Anglophenia blog back in 2005 and has been translating British culture for an American audience ever since. While not British himself - he was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri - he once received inordinate hospitality in London for sharing the name of a dead but beloved EastEnders character. His Anglophilia stems from a high school love of Morrissey, whom he calls his "gateway drug" into British culture.

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