Clash classic covered for charity


Punk landmark “Janie Jones”, the explosive opening track from The Clash’s 1977 self-titled debut album, will hit the shops on October 30. Recorded for charity and featuring Babyshambles and Friends, the success of the project is guaranteed by the stellar nature of the 21 ‘Friends’. The guests include Carl Barat, The Rakes, Mystery Jets, The Holloways, We Are Scientists, The Paddingtons, Larrikin Love, Cazals, Noisettes, Good Books, Lady Fuzz, Kooks, Jamie T and The Guillemots.

All proceeds from the single, the B-side of which will feature a solo rendition of ‘Janie Jones’ by Doherty, will go to Strummerville, the Joe Strummer Foundation for New Music. The record marks the first occasion ex-Libertines bandmate, Carl Barat, has appeared on a record with Doherty since their very public split over the latter’s drug use in summer 2004. The vocals were, however, recorded separately. Barat and Doherty’s bona fide return to joint recorded duty may be some time off…

The single is being released through B-Unique.