Monday, February 23, 2009

Joe Strummer gets a new look, skyline

On the side of Niagra on Seventh Street and Avenue A. Joe Strummer's mural, which went up in 2003, gets an update.

Before:


After:


And in case you've never seen the making of the wall...here's the cover of "Redemption Song" by Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros...



[Before photo via Union Song]

4 comments:

Alex in NYC said...

It's about time they touched Joe's portrait back up. It was starting to erode under taggy chickenscratch.

hntrnyc said...

Thanx for the vid, Grieve. I had never seen it before. Must admit that I got more than a little dewey-eyed while watching it. Cheers

Erich said...

i like strummer's pose better now. i always thought the old one looked kind of "oh, dear, look at the time. i must dash away now."

Anonymous said...

We need Joe more than ever, old or new as long as it's Joe Strummer. Where have all the poets gone ? The Memorial Mural looks great !

thank you for the up keep.

Stay Strong.

King.