A random aside but I was thinking about 'slurry Joe' and both Jimmy Jazz and the Right Profile are peak examples. It caused me to wonder -- do we know if the horns were added to the LC tracks before or after Joe recorded his vocals? If before, then maybe they helped him to loosen up.Heston wrote: ↑21 Oct 2022, 5:55pmStrange because I love Joe's vocal on The Right Profile but I think Lightning Strikes and Junco are two of his worst. I sometimes wonder if the former was a major reason for getting his teeth fixed.Low Down Low wrote: ↑21 Oct 2022, 5:48pmI definitely get the issue with the accent but i was always ok with it. Or it didn't put me off at least. And while I've never considered it too deeply, I'm a fan of "slurry" Joe. Junco, Right Profile and Lightning Strikes are all vocals i really like, to name just 3.msza2 wrote: ↑21 Oct 2022, 4:47pmThe Clash version is definitely one of his loosest vocals, though it strikes me as being more in the vein of his slurry Right Profile delivery than as cod Jamaican. It's usually one of the last to go on my slim S! mixes more due to balance (too much reggae) than quality. I do like it though.
I always wished he incorporated horns into more of his later work as they really compliment his natural charisma. Loved the live Armagideon Time and A Message to You, Rudy arrangements with the Mescaleros.