Mick Jones doesn’t really need to be making records in 2008. He could probably live the rest of his life off the radio residuals from “Should I Stay or Should I Go” alone, he already made the indie kids dance over 20 years ago with Big Audio Dynamite, and his suitably gritty production work on the Libertines’ two albums should’ve satisfied any lingering, late-career urges to score cred points with the skinny-jeaned set.
Carbon/Silicon The world was hardly holding its breath for a Mick Jones/Tony James reunion. Maybe it should have been. What happens to once-innovative, now-aging rockers whose individual careers have sunk to near-obscurity? They form ‘supergroups’. Aware of the commercial dangers of courting that phrase, Carbon/Silicon has instead been touted as “a pairing of Rock Legends”.