Way back in 1980 I saw the Clash play in Bournemouth on the "London Calling" tour, supported by the unlikely combination of Joe Ely and Mikey Dread.
By coincidence over the last couple of weeks I have picked up old cassette copies of Joe Ely's "Down On The Drag" (1979) and Mikey Dread's "Pave The Way Parts 1 & 2" (1985). Here are a couple of tracks from each. The sound quality of the Mikey Dread cassette is not all that great - apologies.
"Standing At The Big Hotel" - Joe Ely
"Maria" - Joe Ely
"Nowadays Youth" - Mikey Dread
"Knock Knock" - Mikey Dread
Having given you the undercard, I suppose it is only right we give you something from the headliners as well, so here is a little something from "London Calling".
"The Card Cheat" - The Clash
The thing about playing cards is, you've got to know when to hold 'em...