2021-03-10 SiriusXM Studio, New York City
Bruce plays the song for the second time during his 'From My Home to Yours' series Episode 19, themed "Fans and Bands", delving into musicians and their muses.
Bruce : " That was 'Coma Girl', by Joe Strummer & the Mescaleros. Joe was a religious attendee of the Glastonbury Festival, and that's where it feels like this song came from. Quote: 'I was crawling through a festival way out west … through all the stages I wandered … Coma Girl and the excitement gang, Mona Lisa on the motorcycle gang.' A classic fan's tribute from my brother from another mother, Joe Strummer. You are deeply missed.
2020-11-25 SiriusXM Studio, New York City
Bruce plays the song during his 15 th episode of 'From My Home To Yours', the episode just before the American presidential elections, this episode is called "We're A Winner".
Bruce: "Coming up, Joe Strummer. Now Joe Strummer was a regular fixture at the Glastonbury Festival, and I believe that's what he wrote this song about. 'Coma Girl'."
"Bruce is great," Strummer wrote in a 1995 fax to Mojo. "If you don't agree you're a pretentious martian from Venus. His music is great on a dark, rainy morning in England, just when you need some spirit and some proof that the big wide world exists."
The admiration worked both ways, and when Strummer died in 2002
Springsteen was more than happy to honor him furing the Grammy telecast
with a killer performance of "London Calling
" alongside Elvis Costello, Dave Grohl and Steve Van Zandt.