Wednesday, March 18, 2009
"Lose This Skin" by the Clash featuring Tymon Dogg
One of my favorite tracks on the Clash's Sandinista! album is the Irish-tinged "Lose This Skin," which my set-to-shuffle iPod Nano just happened to land on during this late St. Paddy's night. The tune is more of a showcase for Dogg than the Clash. Dogg isn't a rapper--he's a longtime musician friend of the late Joe Strummer who taught the Clash frontman how to play the ukulele.
Blogspotter TCB Walsh considers "Lose This Skin" a hidden gem, while another Blogspotter, Gary T. Meek, likes how the violinist "sings it with a commitment & abandon that have never ceased to charm & touch me."