Eddie Vedder has performed a cover of Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros’ ‘Long Shadow’, from the posthumous 2003 album Streetcore. Lance Bangs filmed Vedder’s performance of the song, which you can check out below.
“I just think that what Joe did with the Mescaleros and those records, and those songs, and those words, it was a very communal sound,” Vedder said. “I think when you have a communal sound, the listener feels like they can be part of that community.”
To celebrate what would have been Joe Strummer’s 70th birthday on Sunday, August 21, Dark Horse Records has also unveiled ‘Fantastic’, a previously unreleased track that was one of Strummer’s final recordings. It will appear on the upcoming box set Joe Strummer 002: The Mescaleros Years, which arrives on September 16.