Unreleased Strummer, Rancid Kick Hellcat Compilation

Unreleased tracks by the late Joe Strummer, Rancid and others fill out the ranks of the latest “cheapo” compilation from the independent Hellcat Records label. “Give ‘Em the Boot IV” boasts 26 tracks, nine of which are previously unissued.

Strummer is represented by a live version of “Junco Partner” recorded with his band, the Mescaleros, at London’s Brixton Academy. Strummer originally covered the classic track with the Clash on the band’s landmark 1980 set “Sandinista!” (Epic).

Rancid adds “Killing Zone” to the set, while other unreleased cuts come from Dropkick Murphys (Woody Guthrie’s “I’m Shipping Up to Boston”), the Slackers (“Propaganda”), F-Minus (“Caught In Between”), Die Hunns (“Marshall Law”) and the Unseen (“Waste of Time”). Additionally, Nekromantix’s cover of Rancid’s “Dead Bodies” and a remix of the Transplants’ “Romper Stomper” round out the previously unheard gems on “Give ‘Em the Boot IV.”

Also included on the set are tracks by Rancid’s Lars Frederiksen and his side project, the Bastards, Mercy Killers, the Aggrolites, HorrorPops, Rezurex, South Central Riot Squad, Tiger Army and more.

In 2002, the third volume of the “Give ‘Em the Boot” series bowed at No. 9 on Billboard’s Top Independent Album chart. The first reached No. 183 on The Billboard 200 in 1997.

Here is the “Give ‘Em the Boot IV” track list:

“Killing Zone,” Rancid

“Dirty Reggae,” the Aggrolites

“Atomic,” Tiger Army

“Propaganda,” the Slackers

“Kiss Kiss, Kill Kill,” Roger Miret and the Disasters

“Lost Paradise,” U.S. Roughnecks

“Caught In Between,” F-Minus

“Marshall Law,” Die Hunns

“I’m Shipping Up To Boston,” Dropkick Murphys

“1%,” Lars Frederiksen and the Bastards

“That’s What I Know,” Brain Failure

“Let There Be Peace,” Chris Murray

“Dead Bodies,” Nekromantix

“Romper Stomper” (remix), Transplants

“Junco Partner” (live), Joe Strummer and the Mescaleros

“No Rest for the Weekend,” Orange

“Dia De Los Muertos,” Rezurex

“Waste of Time,” the Unseen

“Break Me,” Ducky Boys

“Where They Wander,” HorrorPops

“S.C Drunx,” South Central Riot Squad

“Trauma,” Mercy Killers

“Skinwalkers,” 12 Step Rebels

“Wasted Life,” the Escaped

“Rise Up,” Pressure Point

“Room To Breathe,” Westbound Train

Source billboard.com.

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