Wednesday, March 18, 2009

"Lose This Skin" by the Clash featuring Tymon Dogg

'Fuckin' long, innit?'
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."


  1. This message is for Jimmy Aquino.

    I don't know how to contact you so I messaged you through here. Sorry if this isn't the best way to get a hold of you. If there is a better way please let me know.

    As a boxing fan and as someone who runs a radio show that plays movie soundtracks would you be able to tell me the name of the song or theme playing the background of this Mayweather/Hatton 24/7 training video?

    Thanks for your help.

  2. I don't know the title of the tune because I'm not Jose Cancela, the composer of 24/7 ( He would know what the title is. It's most likely music that he wrote specifically for the series.

  3. Hey Jimmy,

    Lose This Skin... classic tune!

    I run a Tymon Dogg fan site at - check it out some time, if interested.

    Ryan H.