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Rock The Casbah - An EP by Ranking Roger

Ranking Roger vs Dopegrinders release a remix of Rock The Casbah in aid of Strummerville with the help of the Clash!

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THIS PROJECT IS NOW CLOSED TO PLEDGES. THERE ARE 8 SIGNED EP CDs AVAILABLE FROM MONDAY 8TH DECEMBER 2014 FROM 5PM ON EBAY, IN AID OF STRUMMERVILLE*
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In 1981, coming off the back of The Beat’s top ten hit ‘Too Nice To Talk To’, Roger was asked by Joe Strummer and Mick Jones to sing on a version of Rock The Casbah that the Clash were recording. This lead to further collaborations between Roger and the Clash on the road, and then to Mick Jones playing guitar (and nearly joining the group) for General Public, the band that Roger and Dave Wakeling formed after the break up of The Beat in 1983, which enjoyed considerable success on the USA (their biggest hit, Tenderness, still being used in movies today).

While Roger and The Clash’s version of ‘Rock The Casbah’ was never released, Roger has continued to play the song live (it was included on his recent Live In London CD), so when he met the producing duo Dopegrinders at Across The Tracks festival in 2012, and they decided to record together, it was an obvious track to start with. To make it even better, Mick Jones, as a favor to Roger, very kindly made the original stems available for the Dopegrinder’s use. By way of thanks, Dopegrinders, Roger & The Beat agreed to contribute all their collaborations to Strummerville (aka The Joe Strummer New Music Foundation), to be released in December 2014, the 12th anniversary of Joe’s death (22 December 2002).

All profits from this rare collaborative 5 track EP will raise funds for ‘Strummerville’ and will be available exclusively through PledgeMusic.

As well as 2 different mixes of ‘Rock The Casbah’, the EP also contains ‘Return of The Dread-I’, a song written by Roger, his son Murphy & Hugh Harris, ‘On The Road’ – a Murphy solo composition, and a re-working of ‘Muscle Ska’, co-composed by Roger & Neville Staple from The Specials.

Strummerville is a registered charity that was set up by the friends and family of Joe Strummer in the year after his death. Strummerville gives opportunities to aspiring musicians and support to projects that create social mobility through music (www.strummerville.com).

The EP, along with some other fun items are available for preorder now and will be released in December 2014.

100% of funds
100% of all money raised will go to Strummerville.

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Rock The Casbah EP
£5
5.00
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Rock The Casbah EP

CD EP & Ranking Roger "Skating" T shirt

CD EP & Ranking Roger "Skating" T shirt
£30
30.00
Available

“Rock the Casbah” CD EP plus Ranking Roger Skating T Shirt, bundled.
Left image is women’s fit, on the right is men’s fit.

"Rock the Casbah" Tote Bag

"Rock the Casbah" Tote Bag
£11
11.00
Available

Classic white tote bag printed with the exclusive Rock The Casbah EP artwork

Rock The Casbah Dog Tags

Rock The Casbah Dog Tags
£11
11.00
Available

Exclusive Rock The Casbah Dog Tags.
2 dog tags printed with “Rock The Casbah EP – Ranking Roger Vs. Dopegrinders” & the Joe Strummer quote “Without People You’re Nothing – Joe Strummer”. Dog tags come with a black silencer and a long chain.

"Rock The Casbah" EP CD

"Rock The Casbah" EP CD
£13
13.00
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An exclusive limited-edition EP containing 5 tracks by Ranking Roger, produced by Dopegrinders.
Track-listing:
1. Rock The Casbah
2. Muscle Ska
3. Return Of The Dread-I
4. Rock The Casbah (Sunset Mix)
5. On The Road

Don Letts Strummerville DVD

Don Letts Strummerville DVD
£13
13.00
Available

Joe Strummer’s untimely death in December 2002 sent shockwaves around the world of music and beyond. Yet friends and family were determined that his spirit would live on. In this documentary, Grammy award-winning filmmaker Don Letts shows how Joe’s unique contribution to the music world is manifesting itself through a charity set up in his memory – Strummerville. The film features performance footage and interviews with exciting Strummerville artists such as the Nimmo and the Gauntletts . There are also contributions from supporters and founders of the charity, including Billy Bragg and Damien Hirst, plus wonderful footage of Strummer himself

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Ranking Roger "Pop Off The Head Top" CD

Ranking Roger "Pop Off The Head Top" CD
£13
13.00
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Released earlier this year, a brand-new CD of original Ranking Roger tracks containing exciting collaborations with artists such as Mr Anonymous, Dopegrinders, AleXannA and Gaudi.
Track-listing:
1. Future Sounds (AleXanna Remix) – Ranking Roger
2. 16 Tons – AleXanna Featuring Ranking Roger
3. Rock The Casbah (AleXanna Remix) – Ranking Roger
4. Return Of The Dread-I (Dropgrinders) – Ranking Roger
5. Muscle Ska (AleXanna Remix) – Ranking Roger
6. Spaceman (Ambient Version) Mr Anonymous Featuring Ranking Roger
7. On The Road (Dopegrinders) – Ranking Junior & Ranking Roger
8. Side To Side (Dopegrinders) – Ranking Junior & Ranking Roger
9. Yam And Banana – Mr. Anonymous featuring Ranking Roger
10. Mirror In The Bathroom (Gaudi remix) – Gaudi vs. The Beat
11. Freedom – Ranking Roger
12. Joe 90 Meets Thunderbirds Near the Tardis (Dub) – Ranking Roger

Ranking Roger "Retrospective" CD

Ranking Roger "Retrospective" CD
£13
13.00
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2013 compilation CD containing a selection of tracks from Ranking Roger’s illustrious career, including 2 previously unreleased Sly & Robbie tracks “Civilization” and “Music Running Around My Brain”.
Tracklisting:
1. Breeze And River – Ranking Roger with Jeep
2. Chi Widdley Bup – Ranking Roger with Mr Anonymous (aka Jeep MacNichol)
3. The Bed’s Too Big Without You – DubXanne feat. Ranking Roger
4. Wingmakers Dub part 3
5. Muscle Ska
6. More & More
7. Dangerous
8. Twist & Crawl (Full Mix) – Death In Vegas feat. Ranking Roger
9. Bubbling Hot (Beatmasters Remix) – Pato Banton feat. Ranking Roger
10. Civilization – Ranking Roger with Sly & Robbie
11. Music Running Around My Brain – Ranking Roger with Sly & Robbie
12. Your Problems
13. Time To Mek A Dime
14. So Excited

"Rock The Casbah" T-shirt

"Rock The Casbah" T-shirt
£19
19.00
99 left

An exclusive “Rock The Casbah EP” T-shirt design
Limited edition of only 100.

Ranking Roger - Skating T-shirt

Ranking Roger - Skating T-shirt
£19
19.00
100 left

Limited edition of only 100.
An exclusive brand-new Ranking Roger logo design t-shirt.
Left image is women’s fit, on the right is men’s fit.

EP CD Signed by Ranking Roger, Paul Simonon & Mick Jones

EP CD Signed by Ranking Roger, Paul Simonon & Mick Jones
£25
25.00
8 left

A very limited run of “Rock the Casbah” CD EPs, signed by Ranking Roger, Paul Simonon and Mick Jones!

Handwritten "Rock the Casbah" Lyric Sheet, Signed

£25
25.00
All gone!

A very limited run of Ranking Roger’s lyrics for “Rock the Casbah” handwritten by Roger & individually signed with a personal message of your choice.

CD EP, Tote Bag & "Rock the Casbah" T shirt

CD EP, Tote Bag & "Rock the Casbah" T shirt
£41
41.00
Available

EP CD, Tote Bag and “Rock the Casbah” T shirt, bundled

Ultimate Bundle!

Ultimate Bundle!
£51
51.00
Available

CD EP, tote bag, “Rock the Casbah” T shirt and exclusive Ranking Roger dog tags.

VIP Concert Experience

VIP Concert Experience
£70
70.00
2 left

2 x tickets plus Meet & Greet with Roger at a Beat gig in December 2014 or 2015 (list of gigs available at thebeatofficial.com).

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