The Future Is Unwritten

The Future Is Unwritten

by Joe Strummer

CD

Overview

This musical accompaniment to director Julian Temple's biopic of the late Joe Strummer obliterates the traditional soundtrack formula, turning the whole listening experience into an 80-minute radio show, hosted by the inimitable singer/producer/punk rock icon himself. Strummer, a lifelong devotee to the power of radio (he would often bring a transistor on-stage, hold it up to the microphone, and religiously tune in whatever beat-heavy, underground station popped up first), had his own program on the BBC that revolved around his myriad influences and notorious gift for gab. Like Little Steven's Underground Garage program, the music was steeped in its creator's psyche, with old and new favorites inciting rants, raves, and stories that were just as entertaining as the songs themselves. Strummer, a die-hard supporter of world music, filled the airwaves with as many dub, Latin, urban folk, and Middle Eastern dance tracks as he did rare Clash cuts and tracks from rock & roll outsiders like Tim Hardin, the MC5, and Nina Simone, a discipline that's executed perfectly on this lovingly compiled window into the soul of one of popular culture's most inclusive and influential voices.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/15/2007
Label: Sony
UPC: 0886970516228
catalogNumber: 705162

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Joe Strummer   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

U-Roy   Composer
Bruce Dickinson   Producer
Bob Dylan   Composer
Steve Hillage   Producer
Joe Strummer   Producer
Barry Gibb   Composer
Roger Armstrong   Producer
Ewart Beckford   Producer
Bruce Botnick   Producer
Jerry Capehart   Producer
Ira Coleman   Producer
Danny Davis   Producer
Jac Holzman   Producer
Mick Jones   Composer
Jackie Mittoo   Composer
Ernest Ranglin   Producer
Scott Shields   Producer
Paul Simonon   Composer
Ben Weisman   Composer
Fred Wise   Composer
Josh Cheuse   Art Direction
Bart Fermie   Producer
Martin Slattery   Producer
Julien Temple   Producer,Liner Notes
Erik Jacobson   Producer
Lucinda Mellor   Executive Producer
John F. Hammond   Producer
Richard Flint   Producer

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