Listen to a 1983 Joe Strummer Demo of the Clash's "This is England"

A previously unreleased demo version of the Clash’s “This is England” will be included on the upcoming Joe Strummer compilation, Joe Strummer 001, due out on Ignition Records on September 28. The 1983 demo, titled “Czechoslovak Song/Where is England,” also features Clash bassist Paul Simonon and then drummer Pete Howard.

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Richard Bienstock

Rich is the co-author of the best-selling Nöthin' But a Good Time: The Uncensored History of the '80s Hard Rock Explosion. He is also a recording and performing musician, and a former editor of Guitar World magazine and executive editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine. He has authored several additional books, among them Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, the companion to the documentary of the same name.