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Wednesday, June 2, 1999

Review - Burning London: The Clash Tribute

Artist: Various artists

Posted on Wed, Jun 2, 1999 at 4:00 AM

Classic Clash songs are skillfully reincarnated into genres ranging from folk to rap on "Burning London: The Clash Tribute." Artists including the Afghan Whigs, Mighty Mighty Bosstones, No Doubt, Rancid, Silverchair and 311 pay homage on this 12-song disc (proceeds benefit the Los Angeles High Risk Youth Program).

Ice Cube and Mack 10's "Should I Stay or Should I Go" fails to capture the original's Brit-punk fire. Both The Urge's "This is the Radio Clash" and Third Eye Blind's rock take on "Train in Vain" come up lame as well. But Cracker's countryfied "White Riot" is the perfect stage for David Lowery's sarcasm and some tasty fiddle. Astounding percussion combined with the Indigo Girls' soothing vocals revitalize "Clampdown." Moby and Heather Nova close the disc with a serene "Straight to Hell."

Burning London is as diverse as the Clash's music. The only thing it lacks is the fierceness.

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