The Clash’s Mick Jones To Sing For Tased Bros

Apr 24th, 2008 // 11 Comments

AP080423032798.jpgOne last bit of NME Awards USA hoo-ha. Mick Jones, winner of this year’s Godlike Genius award, has written (or is joking about having written) a song inspired by the “don’t tase me, bro!” incident that shocked and amused the world last year. “It’s gonna go like this, dun-dun-dun … Aaaargh!” says the former Big Audio Dynamite guitarist. This would be a lot more awesome if it was the former Foreigner guitarist.

One of last year’s most infamous Internet sensations, the “Don’t tase me, bro!” arrest of an excitable college student, is getting a new lease of life from former Clash rocker Mick Jones.

He told Reuters on Wednesday that he has written a song by that name for his second album with Carbon/Silicon, the band he formed with fellow punk veteran Tony James.

Jones said the Carbon/Silicon album would be called “Yeah,” Other tunes will include “The Dirge,” “A Fresh Start” and “What’s Up, Doc?”

He and James have also been tackling a few songs by rock band Oasis.

“I liked ‘em when they first started out, quite a bit. I liked their eyebrows,” he said, referring to brothers Liam and Noel Gallagher.

Ooh, could be another Megatop Phoenix! Here’s a clip of Carbon/Silicon, in case your lack of exposure to the post-Clash music of Mick Jones has you at all excited about this.

Taser incident inspires Clash rocker [Reuters]
Carbon/Silicon – “The News” Caroline Records [Youtube]

  1. Lucas Jensen

    Someone needs to be in the Big Book of British Teeth.

  2. Mick Kraut

    The picture is straight of the Big Book of British Smiles…


  3. Ned Raggett

    He’s looking like Billy Childish’s clean-cut go-getter cousin there. They should star in a sitcom about the fortunes of a used car lot in Kent.

  4. Jasonbob7

    FYI, Mick Jones is STILL the guitarist for Foreigner. I just saw ‘em at the Canyon Club last week…the room was full of cougars in heat, and it was awesome.

  5. NeverEnough

    He looks like he could be Amy Winehouse’s grandfather.

  6. dreamsneverend

    WHAT??? That makes me want to see Foreigner just to see the guy!

  7. Artie Fufkin

    The News is seriously awesome. I would rather hear that.

  8. NickEddy

    From the headline, I was hoping he was going to sing “Medicine Show” to a dazed and scared Matt and Luke Goss.

  9. Jon Can Dance

    So he’s covering Shaq on his new album?

  10. Anonymous

    That’s another Mick Jones who is in Foreigner…same Mick Jones was in another amazing band called Spooky Tooth and also arranged and worked with Francoise Hardy during the late 60′s and early 70′s…

    This Mick Jones is not the same one…(of course!)

  11. Clevertrousers

    @sydbarrett05: Although he does have spooky teeth.

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