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Album: Streetcore
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Released: 2003
Length: 3:43
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I was crawling through a festival way out west
I was thinking about love and the acid test
But first I got real dizzy with a real rockin' gang
Then I saw the coma girl, on the excitement gang

And the rain came in from the wide blue yonder
Through all the stages, I wandered

Oh coma girl, on the excitement gang
Mona Lisa, on a motorcycle gang
Coma girl, coma girl

The coma girl was beating with the oil drum gang
Some fast food fanatics was burning down a burger van
Somebody was wailing off their head
Oh!
Nobody was rippin' the teen scene dead

And the rain, came in from the wide blue yonder
I thought you and me might wander...

Oh coma girl, on the excitement gang
Mona Lisa, on a motorcycle gang
Coma girl, coma girl on a motorcycle gang

And then the nineteenth hour was falling upon desolation row
Some outlaw band, had the last drop on the go
Let's siphon up some gas! Let's get this show on the road!
Said the coma girl, to the excitement gang
Into action, everybody sprang
And the oil drums were beating out, doolang, doolang

Coma girl on the excitement gang
Mona Lisa on a motorcycle gang
Coma girl
Coma girl
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 jukes1 wrote:
This always makes me a bit sad that I can't have big speakers in my office. Just doesn't sound quite right in headphones, even nice ones. Still a great song though.
 
Yup. Sitting in my office listening to a nice set of bookshelf speakers.....and a 12" sub hidden behind my filing cabinet! Sounds very good indeed... thanks again, RP
Some outlaw band...   
Reminds me of Tommy Gun from Gimme enough rope 
Something about this song that always reminds me of Springsteen and Born to Run.

This is such a great track. Always gets turned up.
 LowPhreak wrote:

Thank dawg for that.

The few songs I've heard off this record beats anything The Clash ever did.
 
Rolling Stones called "London Calling" the 8th best album of all time. I would ditto that, even if from my uneducated, subjective perspective.  
 mdfergy wrote:
This guy's voice is horrific... they need a new singer...
Now THAT is funny!
c.

Strummer on, volume up.
Love this "raw" stuff. Good ol R&R.
boltonblue242 wrote:

WORD, wyrd!  PLUS some of the WORST "singers" happen to often be our finest musicians who have changed the course.... we need more who can make good out of bad cuz the bad is eating, literally SWALLOWING so fast it's scaring us... if you do that "research" suggested by WYRD, at minimum check out Melissa Aldana.
 

When my son moved out of the house a few years ago, he took my CD of this with him. I must take it back!
 wyrd wrote:

You are aware of who Joe Strummer was, right? If not, you need to do some research...

 
WORD, wyrd!  PLUS some of the WORST "singers" happen to often be our finest musicians who have changed the course.... we need more who can make good out of bad cuz the bad is eating, literally SWALLOWING so fast it's scaring us... if you do that "research" suggested by WYRD, at minimum check out Melissa Aldana.
 mdfergy wrote:
This guy's voice is horrific... they need a new singer...

 
You are aware of who Joe Strummer was, right? If not, you need to do some research...
This guy's voice is horrific... they need a new singer...
 Skydog wrote:
what a Monday afternoon
after the 3 Bowie songs 
he precedes this with Ramones and Rolling Stones
.
Bill you need anyone to put the cd s back in their cases?
 
…or rewind 'em?
 LowPhreak wrote:

Thank dawg for that.

The few songs I've heard off this record beats anything The Clash ever did.

 
I can't really separate my reactions to either band. If no Clash, no Mescaleros. Freakin' Clash were musical marauders.
great song from the last cd
it's a toe tapper!
what a Monday afternoon
after the 3 Bowie songs 
he precedes this with Ramones and Rolling Stones
.
Bill you need anyone to put the cd s back in their cases? 
 Dav3thedog wrote:
It's pretty good but it's not the Clash!
 
Thank dawg for that.

The few songs I've heard off this record beats anything The Clash ever did.
I know the Clash are "top rated", but I"m digging the Mescaleros more every time I hear them.
 
It's pretty good but it's not the Clash!
Thanks for the music Joe.! RIP {#Bananajam}
 squidish wrote:
Never mistake that voice. {#Heartkiss}

 

No doubt!

Feels good to hear Joe again, and on a song I haven't heard that much...Thanks RP,  & RIP, Joe!
 
Never mistake that voice. {#Heartkiss}
Requiescat in pace, Mr. Strummer. 
 cosmiclint wrote:

You're on my list, Boober {#Lol}

 
Thanks Cos

Me and my guitar playing friend will be performing "Burning in the Streets " from this album at an open mic next (and other songs)

Come on down (or up) to KC and check us out!


 cc_rider wrote:
There is a band in San Antonio called 'Girl in a Coma' that has gotten a lot of buzz in the past few years. I don't know if they got the name from this song, but it seems likely.

 
Perhaps Girlfriend in a Coma, by The Smiths.
There is a band in San Antonio called 'Girl in a Coma' that has gotten a lot of buzz in the past few years. I don't know if they got the name from this song, but it seems likely.
Finally a solo LP worthy of the ex-Clash from Joe - brilliant, unfortunately posthumous.
 Cynaera wrote:
This one grabbed me right away and had me dancing. I think "I Wanna Be Sedated" by the Ramones would be perfect after this, but whatever plays, I'll probably dance.  Life's short, y'know... {#Mrgreen}
 

Miss you so much, Cynaera...


love this song...
 

Yikes,

Freddy Mercury, Joey Ramone, Joe Strummer all in this set and in Rock and Roll heaven. 
This always makes me a bit sad that I can't have big speakers in my office. Just doesn't sound quite right in headphones, even nice ones. Still a great song though.
Loving this. Imrpoviing my day from a very low point (at work).
 coy wrote:
great wow
what do you call this kind of music ?
 
 
Rock n Roll
 coy wrote:
great wow
what do you call this kind of music ?
 
 
Awesome 
Great set, Bill
 Biscobret wrote:
Great LP - his best work since that band he used to play in...  you know...  the one that mattered.
 
I don't think he ever did anything I didn't at least like. Amazing artist. 
Great LP - his best work since that band he used to play in...  you know...  the one that mattered.
If Joe had lived, he would have been 60 on August 22nd... scary where the years have gone!
RIP Joe 

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great wow
what do you call this kind of music ?
 
Great.  Just great.
 lmic wrote:
 nate917 wrote:

Um, Rosa Parks was not a cool dude.
Uh, she was a little guy facing down the status quo ante of an entire social system. And, she packed heat. You'd better believe she was one damned cool dude.
 
I don't think Rosa Parks' coolness was being called into question, I believe it was a gender-specific term which was being contested: "Dude" ordinarily refers to a male - as does "guy".  Also, I don't believe she carried a hand-gun ("packed heat") in those days.  I guess I'm just being too literal.
 neuticle wrote:
{#Fire} to you
 
hahahaha
 RKeaton wrote:
This is the guy from that (wildly overrated) band The Clash, right?
  {#Fire} to you
This is permanently on my personal rotation "Best of All" list.
This is the guy from that (wildly overrated) band The Clash, right?


Everybody in my hotel room loves this song...

 
 ScottFromWyoming wrote:

Yes, the nonsense song Mairzy Doats has those lyrics. Why I brought it up, I'm not sure. If I can blame Bruce Springsteen, then great.

Mairzy doats and dozy doats and liddle lamzy divey
A kiddley divey too, wouldn't you?
My sister took a tap dancing class and I heard that song about 40 times a day for a year.

 
That explains the tics and tremors...

 boober wrote:
Interesting list....there's only one name missing...
BOOBER
 
You're on my list, Boober {#Lol}
IT'S TRUE....SOUNDS LIKE THE RAMONES!!! 
 

each time i hear this i had to give one point more. now i am facing the problem that there is no chance to do this again. unfortunately there is nothing beyond 10!
2 be earnest: coma girl is among the best things strummer was responsible for - which of course means quite a lot
 secretsauce wrote:
Joe Strummer
Stephen Hawking
Steve McQueen
Hunter Thompson
Richard Thompson
Richard Feynman
Rosa Parks
Randy Pausch
James Dean
Jaco Pastorius

  Interesting list....there's only one name missing...
BOOBER


 davin wrote:
I WANNA BE SEDATED
  
And there I was, thinking that was why people chose to  live in Victoria.


This one grabbed me right away and had me dancing. I think "I Wanna Be Sedated" by the Ramones would be perfect after this, but whatever plays, I'll probably dance.  Life's short, y'know... {#Mrgreen}
Taken from us 8 years ago today-sorry I missed this song.
{#Dancingbanana_2}

Thought this was a Clash song I'd never heard before... till I looked at the iTunes floater thingy... :-)
Yay!! Joe Strummer!!!{#Bananajam}
Punk meets Jam Band, I will never complain...
 ScottFromWyoming wrote:

Yes, the nonsense song Mairzy Doats has those lyrics. Why I brought it up, I'm not sure. If I can blame Bruce Springsteen, then great.

Mairzy doats and dozy doats and liddle lamzy divey
A kiddley divey too, wouldn't you?
My sister took a tap dancing class and I heard that song about 40 times a day for a year.

 

This also appeared in Twin Peaks - funny stuff. Look, it's catchy!
 ellenaut wrote:
Scott, I was reading the posts, trying to find something on who first wrote and recorded Coma Girl, when I came across your comment. I think you are referring to "Mares eat oats, and does eats oats, and little lambs eat ivy"... (I was born in, like, 1954). Elle P.S. Where have I heard this lyric before? Springsteen?
 
Yes, the nonsense song Mairzy Doats has those lyrics. Why I brought it up, I'm not sure. If I can blame Bruce Springsteen, then great.

Mairzy doats and dozy doats and liddle lamzy divey
A kiddley divey too, wouldn't you?
My sister took a tap dancing class and I heard that song about 40 times a day for a year.

 lmic wrote:
 nate917 wrote:

Um, Rosa Parks was not a cool dude.
Uh, she was a little guy facing down the status quo ante of an entire social system. And, she packed heat. You'd better believe she was one damned cool dude.
 
you go, dude
;-)

 lmic wrote:
 nate917 wrote:

Um, Rosa Parks was not a cool dude.
Uh, she was a little guy facing down the status quo ante of an entire social system. And, she packed heat. You'd better believe she was one damned cool dude.
 
Thanks Imic.  The gender barrier on this list of cool dudes was broken way before me ... as it should have been.


 nate917 wrote:

Um, Rosa Parks was not a cool dude.
Uh, she was a little guy facing down the status quo ante of an entire social system. And, she packed heat. You'd better believe she was one damned cool dude.
 pugifat wrote:
dah, dah, dah... i wanna be sedated.
 
ya me too, but not to coma status
def clash sounding, used to like some of their stuff, bit too repetative
 


 secretsauce wrote:
Joe Strummer
Stephen Hawking
Steve McQueen
Hunter Thompson
Richard Thompson
Richard Feynman
Rosa Parks
Randy Pausch
James Dean
Jaco Pastorius

 
Um, Rosa Parks was not a cool dude.

Also, Prince may be brilliant, creative, admirable, and so forth, but he is not a particularly cool dude, either on or off stage (I've been backstage).  He's probably a cool dude when he's having Thanksgiving dinner at the Nelsons' in Edina, Minnesota, but otherwise, like most egomaniacs, he has trouble pulling off the cool dude thing.  I would asterisk Bob Dylan's name for the same reason.  Bowie pulls it off, and Mick sort of does.

Also, to ellenaut the literalist, the song really is "Mairzy Doats."  But it looks like your decoder ring is working just fine.


Joe Strummer
Stephen Hawking
Steve McQueen
Hunter Thompson
Richard Thompson
Richard Feynman
Rosa Parks
Randy Pausch
James Dean
Jaco Pastorius

You can name a ton of cool folks, but Joe Strummer was a founding member one of the coolest bands ever, The Clash. Plus, this is a very cool song.

RIP, Joe!

It's a Saturday afternoon, and the weather is idyllic. I'm going to a house-warming party for some friends who share the same Left-of-center politics that I do. There are gonna be some f*ck-head Right-wingers there to talk sh*t to, as well!

+ some nice looking single women to mingle with!

And "Grampy" McCain seems to be self-destructing, just in time for the Nov.4th POTUS Election. Dammit, Beavis, it just don't get any better! {#Dancingbanana}{#Dancingbanana_2}{#Whipit}{#Clap}{#Roflol}

 jozooka wrote:
Cool dudes? It would be hard to be any cooler than Mark Sandman was.
Saw Morphine in a really small club in Philly many years back. Sandman was standing at the bar doing shots and smoking so casually I didn't realize it was him. Finished his last shot and walked over to the stage. Coooooooollllll.
It was an awesome show with the exception of the chick yelling "PLAAY KI-ANDY-LLAND!!!" behind me in the worst New Jersey accent.
 
I find these guys, just to name a few off the top of my head, much cooler:
Ghandi
Lincoln
Einstein
Phil Ochs
Malcolm X.


dah, dah, dah... i wanna be sedated.
Cool dudes? It would be hard to be any cooler than Mark Sandman was. Saw Morphine in a really small club in Philly many years back. Sandman was standing at the bar doing shots and smoking so casually I didn't realize it was him. Finished his last shot and walked over to the stage. Coooooooollllll. It was an awesome show with the exception of the chick yelling "PLAAY KI-ANDY-LLAND!!!" behind me in the worst New Jersey accent. michaelc wrote:
what about tom waits steve earl
what about tom waits steve earl Wizzuvv_oz wrote:
Cornelia adds: david byrne beck mark knopfler lmic adds: Chrissie Hynde Aretha Franklin Patti Smith Patsy Cline Peggy Lee Billie Holiday Ella Fitzgerald Well done indeed! Motion seconded on all (small reservations on Prince IMO; a premier funkmeister nontheless) Consider also (not listed in any particular order): Bob Dylan Pete Townshend Desmond Dekker James Brown Lou Reed Jack White (wear that, haters...hear me now and believe me later :-) Dwight Yoakum BB King Chuck D Bob Marley Flea John Lydon (IMO) David Hidalgo Ray Charles John Lennon Neil Young (don't even start on the voice) Carl Perkins
Do you now an argentinian band call Sumo? one of the bigest an now in the wold. Look for Sumo or Luca Prodan
stickittotheman wrote:
Let's make a list of really cool dudes: Joe Strummer Miles Davis Johnny Cash Prince Hank Sr.
Cornelia adds: david byrne beck mark knopfler lmic adds: Chrissie Hynde Aretha Franklin Patti Smith Patsy Cline Peggy Lee Billie Holiday Ella Fitzgerald Well done indeed! Motion seconded on all (small reservations on Prince IMO; a premier funkmeister nontheless) Consider also (not listed in any particular order): Bob Dylan Pete Townshend Desmond Dekker James Brown Lou Reed Jack White (wear that, haters...hear me now and believe me later :-) Dwight Yoakum BB King Chuck D Bob Marley Flea John Lydon (IMO) David Hidalgo Ray Charles John Lennon Neil Young (don't even start on the voice) Carl Perkins
I haven't the slightest clue as to why I do not own this album, I must remedy this. :dance:
davin wrote:
I WANNA BE SEDATED
huh, I hadn't noticed that yet.... but you're right, only much longer! Still an easy 9
ScottFromWyoming wrote:
I thought making fun of pop songs' nonsense lyrics was passé in, like, 1955. Mairzy Doats. Unintelligible at any speed.
Scott, I was reading the posts, trying to find something on who first wrote and recorded Coma Girl, when I came across your comment. I think you are referring to "Mares eat oats, and does eats oats, and little lambs eat ivy"... (I was born in, like, 1954). Elle P.S. Where have I heard this lyric before? Springsteen?
guysmiley wrote:
Ice Cube Ice T Vanilla Ice Ice Cherry Fonzie
You Me Your sister And guy in the van watching us.
davin wrote:
I WANNA BE SEDATED
huh?
cool tune from a mostly great CD. Thanks for the memories, Joe.
If Joe has a new band in the afterlife I want hear it! go Joe go
Fookin' luv this!
Should have played this with 11:02 am - The Smiths - Girlfriend in a Coma
Excellent.
everything he did was GOLD!! i wish he was still with us, i wanted to hear more from him. definately a rating of GODLIKE!!!!!
stickittotheman wrote:
Let's make a list of really cool dudes:
How about a list of cool names! One of my favorites is Velcro Ripper (click here)
jdorn1 wrote:
William Shatner
AC Slater.
I WANNA BE SEDATED
Doo Lang Doo Lang
stickittotheman wrote:
Let's make a list of really cool dudes: Joe Strummer Miles Davis Johnny Cash Prince Hank Sr.
William Shatner
stickittotheman wrote:
Let's make a list of really cool dudes: Joe Strummer Miles Davis Johnny Cash Prince Hank Sr.
Chrissie Hynde Patti Smith Patsy Cline Peggy Lee Ella Fitzgerald Aretha Franklin Billie Holiday
guitar_man_101 wrote:
I think this stuff is better to listen to then the stuff from his Clash days.
His new stuff is different. It's not necessary better (for me). The Clash made many albums other than London Calling. My 12 year old son has educated his father on that one (Ha!). And alot of this stuff is very good. His new stuff is more mature. The Clash is raw, elemental, the basic building blocks of rock and roll gathered up, tossed out, and laid out in new and interesting patterns for our public consumption. Long Live Joe Strummer!
The_Waker wrote:
Alex P Keaton Doogie Howser Strom Thurmund George W bush Natalie from Facts of Life
Get serious, the only really cool dude of these five is Natalie.
No problem with this. :cool:
The_Waker wrote:
Alex P Keaton Doogie Howser Strom Thurmund George W bush Natalie from Facts of Life
Ice Cube Ice T Vanilla Ice Ice Cherry Fonzie
3 albums, that I know of. Each one is solid and worth owning. If there is another, I would buy it now.
if you think joe strummer is trying to sound like tim armstrong, you must have been born in the 80's... oh and, you dont know shit about music. the clash did it first.
THE MESCALEROS!!! mmh sounds goood (i think im gonna to drink something) SALUD! :drunk:
Moak wrote:
Barney Fife John Milner Del Griffith Mr. Clean Courageous Cat
Alex P Keaton Doogie Howser Strom Thurmund George W bush Natalie from Facts of Life
Darrooon wrote:
Hey, these guys did more than one album? I'm going to have to look into this....
Hell yeah. Global A Go-Go is one of the best albums I've ever heard. They also had another album. Check out old Clash if you like this.
Hey, these guys did more than one album? I'm going to have to look into this....
I think this stuff is better to listen to then the stuff from his Clash days.
laozilover wrote:
Frank Zappa Branford Marsalis Joe Zawinul Wayne Shorter Herbie Hancock
Barney Fife John Milner Del Griffith Mr. Clean Courageous Cat
stickittotheman wrote:
Let's make a list of really cool dudes: Joe Strummer Miles Davis Johnny Cash Prince Hank Sr.
Frank Zappa Branford Marsalis Joe Zawinul Wayne Shorter Herbie Hancock
sergeant_x wrote:
This guy's trying to sing like the singer from Rancid. :wink:
Sounds more like the lead singer from the Clash... Oh wait! Actually this Joe Strummer offering sounds more like the Clash than anything else he did with the Mescaleros.
too boring
I'm gonna say it again: it's so sad that the man passed away in the creative prime of his life. :( We should, however, be thankful for his last two albums. :notworthy:
healyf52 wrote:
Glar Ulsted Mok Bouune Dif Browl Ctral Zarpt
Is this a word jumble of famous people?
First listen, I really enjoyed it. Good stuff.
stickittotheman wrote:
Let's make a list of really cool dudes: Joe Strummer Miles Davis Johnny Cash Prince Hank Sr.
Glar Ulsted Mok Bouune Dif Browl Ctral Zarpt
stickittotheman wrote:
Let's make a list of really cool dudes: Joe Strummer Miles Davis Johnny Cash Prince Hank Sr.
david byrne beck mark knopfler john cusack (i know.. but c'mon!)
Let's make a list of really cool dudes: Joe Strummer Miles Davis Johnny Cash Prince Hank Sr.
BillG wrote:
Actually he's singing the way he always has - since back when the guy in Rancid was in kindergarden.
lolz. this song is kickass.
neuraljazz wrote:
Coma girl to the excitement gang? rang dang sang brang.... gunk runk dunk sunk JUNK
I thought making fun of pop songs' nonsense lyrics was passé in, like, 1955. Mairzy Doats. Unintelligible at any speed.
I hate it when a song you dislike starts to grow on you. It ruins all the fun of hating the song. This is one of those songs. 8-<
Coma girl to the excitement gang? rang dang sang brang.... gunk runk dunk sunk JUNK
I never get sick of this song - my 7 year old girls love this song too! We dance to it in the living room with the volume SOOOOOO high!!! "Oh, Coma girl........."
sergeant_x wrote:
This guy's trying to sing like the singer from Rancid. :wink:
That dude has spiky hair, that's alternative!!
hmmmm...this ain't doin' it for me.....i think the lyrics seem to be trying too hard to be clever and wind up just being trite & annoying.....