One 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, Whatever.com.” 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.