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The Last Post
The Last Post
Genres: Alternative Rock, World Music, Pop, Rock
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All Artists: Carbon/Silicon
Title: The Last Post
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 1
Label: Caroline
Original Release Date: 10/23/2007
Release Date: 10/23/2007
Genres: Alternative Rock, World Music, Pop, Rock
Styles: Indie & Lo-Fi, Europe, British Isles, Adult Alternative
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1

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Greatest Hits in Cyberspace
Mr. Richard D. Coreno | Berea, Ohio USA | 10/19/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)

"What is essentially a collection of cyberspace numbers, the full-length debut CD of the collaboration between Mick Jones and Tony James has one new song - Action Zulus - with 11 remixes from Bill Price of previously released material from two download-only albums.

Five of the songs were released on Western Front, with another half dozen found on A.T.O.M. The bouncy beats keep a keen look on society, without the sunglasses to shade the view, and the standouts are War on Culture, Why Do Men Fight? and National Anthem.

A gimmick to make the release a must for fans who have the prior albums, it demonstrates that the pesky disk of digital audio is not going the way of the 8-track anytime soon."
Carbon/Silison - The Last Post
James T. Asali | 06/25/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Simply put, this is the best album of the last several years. Every song is good and a few (The Magic Suitcase, Tell It Like It Is, War on Culture, National Anthem and Why Do Men Fight?) are absolutely brilliant. Mick Jones' political and satirical lyrics and beats have never been better, at least not since his days with the Clash. Carbon/Silicon puts on a great live show also, if you have the chance to see them. Cannot recommend this album and band and enough."
Mick Jones for Joe Strummer fans
CeeBee | Kansas City | 06/06/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I was there when the Clash burst on the scene in the late '70s and they have been my favorite band ever since. Unlike what another reviewer said, I loved Joe Strummer's work with the Mescaleros, and I miss Strummer deeply. On the other hand, I never cared for BAD or anything else I heard from Jones post-Clash. The simplest way to to describe the differences between them, and the contributions to the Clash that made it such a great band, is that Strummer had soul, politics, and social justice; Jones was a great, great arranger. Those arrangements had much to do with why the Clash was so much more than "just" a punk band, but they did not mean much without Strummer's lyrics, passion, and presence.

On The Last Post, Jones returns to some of his best arranging and also has found soul. Whether that is from Tony James, the loss of Joe Strummer, or whatever else, it all comes together on this deceptively simple album. Every song works musically and most work lyrically as well. (I especially like the line "As Dostoevsky said, 'what the f---" - I can definitely hear Joe Strummer there!)

Overall, this is a great album that brings Mick Jones back to the Joe Strummer camp of Clash fans."