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Album: Global A Go-Go
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Released: 2001
Length: 6:00
Plays (last 30 days): 1
There's something there

I was patrolling a Pachinko
Nude noodle model parlor in the Nefarious zone
Hanging out with insects under ducting
The C.I.A was on the phone
Well, such is life

Latino caribo, mondo bongo
The flower looks good in your hair
Latino caribo, mondo bongo
Nobody said it was fair, oh

Latino caribo, mondo bongo
The flower looks good in your hair
Latino caribo, mondo bongo
Nobody said it was fair

Latino caribo, mondo bongo
The flower looks good in your hair
Latino caribo, mondo bongo
Nobody said it was fair

For the Zapatistas I'll rob my sisters
Of all the curtain and lace

Down at the bauxite mine
You get your own uniform
Have lunchtimes off
Take a monorail to your home

Checkmate, baby
God bless us and our home
Where ever we roam
Now take us home, flaquito

Latino caribo, mondo bongo
The flower looks good in your hair
Latino caribo, mondo bongo
Nobody said it was fair
Latino caribo, mondo bongo
The flower looks good in your hair
Latino caribo, mondo bongo
Nobody said it was fair
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Love me sum Bongo tunes!
www.youtube.com/watch?v=kB1Eat...
Gone too soon,miss you Joe🙏
Knopfler / Straits vibe to a certain extent
Great lyrics 
Incredible!!!!{#Music}
I had no idea that the Mescaleros only existed from 99-02. Such great music over such a short time.
When guitars seduce    
This is the song that turned me on to Radio Paradise many years ago.  Love that it is still in the rotation
Really like his Mescalero years, I think some of his best music.
Years ahead of it's time - we should all start playing this at parties. Slow sultry dancing !
Whenever I hear this riff I think of Englebert Humperdinck... every time i wake up then i start to break up
 sstrickland wrote:
I have yet to hear you (RP) play anything from Streetcore, in my opinion, a much more enjoyable album. Coma Girl, Get Down Moses - my goodness.

 
I've also heard Coma Girl here on RP - the reason i downloaded the album....awesome collection by Joe & crew
 sstrickland wrote:
I have yet to hear you (RP) play anything from Streetcore, in my opinion, a much more enjoyable album. Coma Girl, Get Down Moses - my goodness.

 
Get Down Moses does get played. Good one, too.
I have yet to hear you (RP) play anything from Streetcore, in my opinion, a much more enjoyable album. Coma Girl, Get Down Moses - my goodness.
Points for referencing bauxite. 
Both cool and groovy.
 rabaak wrote:
I always love the guitar and the violin in this
Emwolb wrote:


.....the bongo is pretty good too

 
The entire album had a very expansive list of instruments, and I for one really like the accordion on this.  Personnel listed from the Wiki page it says: 

PersonnelJoe Strummer - vocals, producerMartin Slattery - synthesizer, bass, fuzz guitar, drones, Wurlitzer, hammer dulcimer, melodica, saxophone, Hammond organ, accordion, guitar, flute, backup vocals, producerScott Shields - bass, guitar, bongos, Hammond organ, bells, loops, drums, backup vocals, producerPablo Cook - udu, Cuban percussion, screams, guiro, shaker, bodhran, glass harmonica, noise, bells, drums, bongos, tambourine, whistle, congaTymon Dogg - classical guitar, violin, mandolinRichard Flack - cymbals, backup vocals, producerRoger Daltrey - vocals on "Global a Go-Go"Antony Genn - strings, loopsChris Lasalle - sequencingBob Gruen - photographyJosh Cheuse - cover-art

 rabaak wrote:

I always love the guitar and the violin in this

 
.....the bongo is pretty good too
I always love the guitar and the violin in this
i miss joe strummer a zillion bowies
Oh yes please sing me a carribean-esque lullaby: bongo bongo!!
Thank you RP !
 yippee wrote:
thank you RP, I've said it before, but you do make our lives richer

 
well said!!     Joe you are still missed! Thanks for your music{#Sunny}
thank you RP, I've said it before, but you do make our lives richer
 mdnlsn wrote:
Wow, flawless transition from Thievery Corp. I almost thought it was the same song shifting gears until I heard the mighty Joe's voice. 

 
Yes, it was seamless. Gave me chills.
I first heard this on RP and bought the CD (not an uncommon occurrence). The whole album is excellent. 
So chill. And that unmistakable voice. Requiescat in pace, Mr. Strummer. 
RIP Strummer!
 ziakut wrote:
I like Bob Marley. I like reggae. Unfortunately reggae has the staying power of a wet match beyond two minutes of listening. I know it's just me. My problem...but I'm sick of reggae roughly 1:13 minutes into any tune...no matter how good they are.

 
{#Confused} I'm in kind of the same opinion but what does this tune have to do with reggae?
 tulfan wrote:
Have repeatedly tried to enjoy post Clash Joe Strummer unsuccessfully
 
Try less, enjoy more.
his whole alum is a treasure for those who haven't listened. 
La La La La
{#Dancingbanana_2}
RP you make me smile and shimmy.. 
Wow, flawless transition from Thievery Corp. I almost thought it was the same song shifting gears until I heard the mighty Joe's voice. 
I like Bob Marley. I like reggae. Unfortunately reggae has the staying power of a wet match beyond two minutes of listening. I know it's just me. My problem...but I'm sick of reggae roughly 1:13 minutes into any tune...no matter how good they are.
How about playing Cooling Out or Mega Bottle Ride? My favorite two cuts on the Global A Go-Go disc. 

I was patrolling a Pachinko
Nude noodle model parlor in the Nefarious zone
Hanging out with insects under ducting
The C.I.A was on the phone
Well, such is life

Latino caribo, mondo bongo
The flower looks good in your hair
Latino caribo, mondo bongo
Nobody said it was fair, oh

Latino caribo, mondo bongo
The flower looks good in your hair
Latino caribo, mondo bongo
Nobody said it was fair

Latino caribo, mondo bongo
The flower looks good in your hair
Latino caribo, mondo bongo
Nobody said it was fair

For the Zapatistas I'll rob my sisters
Of all the curtain and lace

Down at the bauxite mine
You get your own uniform
Have lunchtimes off
Take a monorail to your home

Checkmate, baby
God bless us and our home
Where ever we roam
Now take us home, flaquito

Latino caribo, mondo bongo
The flower looks good in your hair
Latino caribo, mondo bongo
Nobody said it was fair
Latino caribo, mondo bongo
The flower looks good in your hair
Latino caribo, mondo bongo
Nobody said it was fair


 tulfan wrote:
Have repeatedly tried to enjoy post Clash Joe Strummer unsuccessfully
 

keep trying.

I love the Clash, but I have to say that some of Joe's songs with the Mescaleros are among my favorite songs ever.
perfect.
 neuticle wrote:
Joe, you left us too soon. Miss you
 
Amen to that
Joe, you left us too soon. Miss you

nice
Have repeatedly tried to enjoy post Clash Joe Strummer unsuccessfully
gone too soon.
 smdeeg wrote:
Comments like this just go to show that all this is very subjective, and has a lot to do with what you're used to and your own peculiar tastes.  I rather like Joe Strummer and the Mescaleros, and I'm also quite partial to Mexican food in California.  Especially the great stuff made by all my wonderful Mexican friends and neighbors.  TexMex and other South West Mex varieties ... yeah, they're all right.
  Gotta say, Northern New Mexico cuisine is really an art apart. Not Tex or generic Southwest. Agreed, food from the neighborhood is a blessing and a treat. My Santa Barbara neighbors were lovely and generous, and put up with my gringo espanol with grace and humor.

This is a great album, well worth a listen.

Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros - Rock The Casbah, Live (1999)

Joe Strummer and the Mescaleros playing Rock the Casbah, live in Cologne, Germany (1999). Superb performance, with very high quality sound. Enjoy.      on Jul 23, 2006


Love his solo work. R.I.P. Joe. 
I also first heard this in the Brangelina movie and fell in love with it.
Mr. and Mrs. Smith
 calypsus_1 wrote:

Joe Strummer of the Clash by *tatehemlock
©2010 *tatehemlock

Archiving pics so more pics of me being a celebrity whore!
When I met Joe Strummer of the Clash. He was very chill, totally friendly, didn't treat anyone like he was better than them. I even got a hug from him!!
The gal that was part of his entourage took this pic and actually mailed it to us. Didn't expect to ever see it. Very, very cool.


 
Awesomeness!


Joe Strummer of the Clash by *tatehemlock
©2010 *tatehemlock

Archiving pics so more pics of me being a celebrity whore!
When I met Joe Strummer of the Clash. He was very chill, totally friendly, didn't treat anyone like he was better than them. I even got a hug from him!!
The gal that was part of his entourage took this pic and actually mailed it to us. Didn't expect to ever see it. Very, very cool.





Monnnndddo bongo
I really, really like the bass line.
Not unlike San Tropez by The Floyd, does this song transport it's listeners: for me, all the way down to a sandy caribe beach at dusk whilst a gentle breeze paired nicely with a lilting melody helps ease a very cool & refreshing mojito down me parched throat 
This is better - and look at the comments, a real love it or hate it record.  Solid 6, maybe 7 from me (it's not my favourite sound but I'll defend Joe's right to make it)

Probably more like eating curry in Leeds, but I like it anyways.
"Every time I wake up
then I start to break up
Lonely as a man without love".....

??
 tg3k wrote:

Just because they use the same ingredients, know how to cook and love what they're doing does not mean the food will taste the same. I grew up eating the style of "Mexican" food served in Northern New Mexico. I've eaten the same ingredients in California, cooked by good cooks who love what they're doing, and there still is no comparison. California "Mexican" food is inferior to that served in New Mexico.

I like some of Joe Strummer's work, but this one misses the mark, IMHO.
 
Comments like this just go to show that all this is very subjective, and has a lot to do with what you're used to and your own peculiar tastes.  I rather like Joe Strummer and the Mescaleros, and I'm also quite partial to Mexican food in California.  Especially the great stuff made by all my wonderful Mexican friends and neighbors.  TexMex and other South West Mex varieties ... yeah, they're all right.


 Marr wrote:
If it is made with the same ingredients by someone who knows how to cook and loves what they're doing does it really matter where it was made?
 
Just because they use the same ingredients, know how to cook and love what they're doing does not mean the food will taste the same. I grew up eating the style of "Mexican" food served in Northern New Mexico. I've eaten the same ingredients in California, cooked by good cooks who love what they're doing, and there still is no comparison. California "Mexican" food is inferior to that served in New Mexico.

I like some of Joe Strummer's work, but this one misses the mark, IMHO.


 ROSSinDETROIT wrote:


Joe Strummer was not just 'anyone'
 
Thank you ROSSinDETROIT. Joe Strummer was a giant! jjbix do some research before you make a comment. PS Your dad wants his computer back.
 jjbix wrote:
I guess anyone can get a record produced . . . . a solid 3
 

As is true that anyone can post a comment...
If the CIA is really on the phone, be afraid, be VERY afraid.  Look what happened to Joe, eh?   Forget those "Ignore Alien Orders" stickers.

 

Kokoloco53 wrote: sorry, but listening to this song is kind of like eating mexican green chile made in New York City.

 
Marr wrote:


If it is made with the same ingredients by someone who knows how to cook and loves what they're doing does it really matter where it was made?
 

Very nice retort Marr—apt and elegant.
 spaceman wrote:

Did he just sing "patrolling a pachinko" or "bajingo"?
I was immediately thinking of Elliott Reid... {#Biggrin}

Nice track.


 
"I was patrolling a Pachinko
Nude noodle model parlor in the Nefarious zone
Hanging out with insects under ducting
The C.I.A was on the phone
Well, such is life"

So, yes he did sing "patrolling a pachinko" {#Guitarist}
 spaceman wrote:

Did he just sing "patrolling a pachinko" or "bajingo"?
I was immediately thinking of Elliott Reid... {#Biggrin}

Nice track.


 
Hahaha me too!

{#High-five}

Mmmmmmm.... Sarah Chalke.... {#Hearteyes}
Sweet accordions and violins....a solid 8!
Why do I keep hearing Dana Perino's name in this song?

Did he just sing "patrolling a pachinko" or "bajingo"?
I was immediately thinking of Elliott Reid... {#Biggrin}

Nice track.


 jjbix wrote:
I guess anyone can get a record produced . . . . a solid 3
 

Joe Strummer was not just 'anyone'


Hmm, I wonder why I am getting such lovely visions of Angelina while listening to these rhythms?  {#Cool}
 Al_Koholic wrote:


Kinda harsh from someone who has Bob Dylan and Neil Young rated 10.
 

{#Roflol}
I guess anyone can get a record produced . . . . a solid 3
WXPN, the University of Pennsylvania public radio station, has begun airing "Joe Strummer's London Calling", a BBC radio show he DJ'd in the late '90s. It's a kick to listen to the eclectic music he chose. XPN is available online at xpn.org (not to compete with RP or anything) and the show is on Tuesday nights at 8pm eastern. It's probably elsewhere as well, but thought some of you might be interested.
ThePoose wrote:
Rock the casbah, Joe!
More like Rock the Cuidad, in this case.
Excelsior wrote:
Ugh. Just plain horrible. How about getting someone who can sing? Or, for that matter, someone who can write a halfway interesting song.
Kinda harsh from someone who has Bob Dylan and Neil Young rated 10.
Ugh. Just plain horrible. How about getting someone who can sing? Or, for that matter, someone who can write a halfway interesting song.
Bill is in a very Latin groove tonight. Very nice!
Kokoloco53 wrote:
sorry, but listening to this song is kind of like eating mexican green chile made in New York City.
If it is made with the same ingredients by someone who knows how to cook and loves what they're doing does it really matter where it was made?
bindi wrote:
I am really sad that I (and likely others) have caught on to Joe's post-Clash after he died. Does anyone know if they toured?
You can see Joe on tour in the rockumentary Let's Rock Again! Definitely worth watching.
sorry, but listening to this song is kind of like eating mexican green chile made in New York City.
EssexTex wrote:
Oh please make it stop...
Yeah, I want them to play it from the beginning again too!
Oh please make it stop...
So many reasons to like this song....
Rock the casbah, Joe!
ThePoose wrote:
RIP (Rest in Punk) John Graham Mellor AKA Joe Strummer.
What you said, The Poose!
entire album is great... the future is unwritten
Marina1 wrote:
My vision of this song is Angelina Jolie dancing to it in the movie The Mexican (I think it's called). I'm a woman also, but damn I think she's sexy. :hungry:
absolutely sexy scene . . . but it was Mr. & Mrs. Smith :curtain:
First heard this song in the credits from Mr. and Mrs. Smith. Loved it then. Love it now.
Marina1 wrote:
My vision of this song is Angelina Jolie dancing to it in the movie The Mexican (I think it's called). I'm a woman also, but damn I think she's sexy. :hungry:
She just doesn't do it for me. Salma Hayek though, wow! And she IS Mexican. c.
My vision of this song is Angelina Jolie dancing to it in the movie The Mexican (I think it's called). I'm a woman also, but damn I think she's sexy. :hungry:
MinMan wrote:
no that would not be in good taste. just read the lyrics.
Wow, just read them. The lyrics are pretty striking. I sense resignation, futility, thinly veiled depression. c.
ubastard wrote:
I love this song :-) Not sure why
Exactly what I'm saying, man.
ubastard wrote:
I love this song :-) Not sure why
For me it's that there is a combination of the sweet and the rough. Somehow well meshed.
perfect transition :good-vibes:
I love this song :-) Not sure why
"The CIA was on the phone, well... ... ...such is life" :lol:
Reminds me of walking on busy streets, crowded with other people walking. Not in any type of hurry, just checking out the crowd. To see and be seen.
bindi wrote:
Wonderful! I am really sad that I (and likely others) have caught on to Joe's post-Clash after he died. Does anyone know if they toured?
His last show was at Liverpool University on 22 November 2002, just a month before he died. On the same tour, Mick Jones jammed with Joe and the Mescaleros at the Fire Brigades Union benefit gig at Acton Town Hall on 15 November. They played Bankrobber and White Riot together. I wished I'd been there.
ArbiterOfGoodTaste wrote:
Should follow this with King of the Bongo by Manu Chao sometime...
omniphiliac wrote:
Hear, hear!
no that would not be in good taste. just read the lyrics.
May Joe RIP. A real quality artist. Great work!
Wow, it must be raining out there - this is a fantastic rainy day set! FANTASTIC! 6:38 am - Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros - Mondo Bongo 6:35 am - Thievery Corporation - The Revolution Solution (Feat Perry Farrell) 6:30 am - Joe Henry - Trampoline 6:28 am - Neil Young - Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere 6:25 am - Cal Tjader - Soul Sauce 6:19 am - David Bromberg - Sharon 6:15 am - Blanquito Man, Control Machete & Celso Peña Y Su Ronda Bogota - Cum... 6:11 am - Beck - Tropicalia 6:06 am - Cat Power - Cross Bones Style 6:03 am - The Shins - Spilt Needles 5:59 am - Hooverphonic - Renaissance Affair 5:54 am - Aromabar - Velvet Nights 5:50 am - Faithless - Evergreen 5:42 am - Catherine Wheel - Fripp 5:38 am - King Crimson - Walking On Air 5:33 am - Tama - Ta'aba 5:28 am - Peter Gabriel - In Your Eyes 5:22 am - DJ Shadow - Mongrel Meets His Maker 5:20 am - Chemical Brothers - Where Do I Begin (w/ Beth Orton) 5:16 am - David Gilmour - Smile 5:12 am - My Morning Jacket - Where to Begin 5:08 am - Manu Chao - Desaparecido 5:04 am - Incendio - Duelo a la Muerte 5:00 am - Gomez - See The World
ArbiterOfGoodTaste wrote:
Should follow this with King of the Bongo by Manu Chao sometime...
Hear, hear!
bindi wrote:
Wonderful! I am really sad that I (and likely others) have caught on to Joe's post-Clash after he died. Does anyone know if they toured?
They sure did. The played five nights in a row at the Troubadour some years ago, and dug pretty deep into the Clash catalog every night... Never having seen the Clash live, seeing those five shows was pure bliss...
Maybe I just like practically anything with a a latin beat in it...but the mellow vibe in this one is perfect.
Joe was simply one of the greatest. In all respect
I give it a 9 just for the opening strains of guitar. Beautiful!
I like that. Veery cool. Never heard of it
The past year I have become the bigest Joe Strummer fan. I have always kinda liked him and the clash, but now I'm suddenly actively listening to him alot. Both the clash and solo stuff.
RIP (Rest in Punk) John Graham Mellor AKA Joe Strummer.
Geecheeboy wrote:
Man, I logged on to say the exact same thing.... what a cool segue.
Bravo, Bill! Very smoooovve...
Yes, this is the song. So now, when I hear it, I think of that scene which was muy caliente It makes this song sound even sexier to me now.
I totally agree with this - I JUST saw the movie the other day too.. :)
just the right sound for live in Germany (which is not too bad nevertheless!)
NotApplicable wrote:
I never heard this much Joe when he was alive.
I wish I did! The guy clearly was a genius.
Mari wrote:
what a subtle seg from thievery corporation, smooth as ... ... cool song
Agreed. Very nice. :sunny:
:cool: :sunny:
Man, I logged on to say the exact same thing.... what a cool segue.
what a subtle seg from thievery corporation, smooth as ... ... cool song
Exactly. I was thinking I heard Manu Chao in this piece anyway. ArbiterOfGoodTaste wrote:
Should follow this with King of the Bongo by Manu Chao sometime...
Should follow this with King of the Bongo by Manu Chao sometime...