A sad situation but a fine, positive song. Joe Strummer recorded this as a demo for Johnny Cash, I guess with a view to it being recorded for one of the 'American' records.
Within a couple of years both had passed on.
The song is classic Strummer though - upbeat, with vivid words (as usually laying it on with a trowel), the chorus being 'You cast a long shadow' - I hear it as a tribute to Johnny Cash. It finishes off with the words 'there's always rock and ROLL!', which is kind of fitting.
I've only got this on a freebie with Uncut magazine - I dunno if its commercially available or not.
Sam Beam's brilliant cover of the Flaming Lips song. Although it has not been officially released on any cd that I know of, it is widely available on the internet. A live version is on KCRW: Sounds Eclectic, Vol. 3.
from unreleased available on CD - KCRW: Sounds Eclectic, Vol. 3
Warm fuzzy electronic-future sounds from Cee-lo and Dangermouse's collective. The song is beautiful and sticky-to-the-brain at the same time, telling a charming story that could have been told during any age of the Earth. Blind Mary, marry me...
Straight-up rock song. Guitar, bass, drums, vocals. The drummer really shines on this track, letting loose two awe-inspiring double-bass fills. Vocalist Myles Kennedy sings fantastically as always, and the guitar work is standard for Alter Bridge. Just an overall great rock song.