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The Uncut Crap - Over 56 Things You Never Knew About The Clash". NME. London: IPC Magazines. 3. 16 March 1991. ISSN 0028-6362. OCLC 4213418. British Telecom wanted to use "London Calling" for their last advertising campaign. They were told to bog off Following the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine, the Clash gave permission to a Ukrainian punk band named Beton to rewrite the song as an anti-invasion anthem and charity fund-raiser titled "Kyiv Calling". [25] Charts [ edit ] Rel. London Calling" was the first Clash song to chart elsewhere in the world, reaching the top 40 in Australia. The success of the single and album was greatly helped by the music video shot by Don Letts showing the band playing the song on a boat (Festival Pier), next to Albert Bridge on the south side of the Thames, Battersea Park in a cold and rainy night at the beginning of December 1979. [12] [13] Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992 (Illustrateded.). St. Ives, N.S.W.: Australian Chart Book. p.65. ISBN 0-646-11917-6. Selected items are only available for delivery via the Royal Mail 48® service and other items are available for delivery using this service for a charge.

Hearing audio snippets of the other songs from London Calling really turned me off at first. Joe Strummer's vocal style did not sound like my cup at tea at first. I never ever thought that I would give this band a chance. Like a lot of bands that I am ignorant of, this is another one of those bands that I would unexpectedly love naturally upon the first listen. David Gianatasio (25 June 2012). "British Airways Doesn't Want Brits Flying". ADWEEK . Retrieved 26 June 2012. The Clash - "London Calling" (Singles Going Steady Classic)". PopMatters. 15 April 2016 . Retrieved 25 February 2020. The single fell off the charts after 10 weeks, but later re-entered the chart twice, spending a total of 15 non-consecutive weeks on the UK Singles Chart.There is a 2LP vinyl edition which comes in a special clear slip case printed with Ray Lowry’s artwork, which slides off to reveal the Pennie Smith photo below. There’s also a two-CD edition with the same ‘slipcase’ sleeve, that actually came out a couple of weeks ago. Thorpe, Vanessa (19 March 2022). "Kyiv calling: famous Clash anthem reborn as call to arms". The Observer . Retrieved 19 March 2022. Includes green and pink colored vinyl: first record is green and second record is pink. Records are housed in glossy double-sided b&w printed inner-sleeves which contain band photos, lyrics and credits. Joe Strummer later became a DJ for the BBC World Service, on a programme called "Joe Strummer's London Calling". [24] The lyrics reflect the concern felt by Strummer about world events with the reference to "a nuclear error" – the incident at Three Mile Island, which occurred earlier in 1979. Joe Strummer has said: "We felt that we were struggling about to slip down a slope or something, grasping with our fingernails. And there was no one there to help us." [1] [6]

The line "London is drowning / And I live by the river" comes from concerns that if the River Thames flooded, most of central London would drown, something that led to the construction of the Thames Barrier. [1] [6] Strummer's concern for police brutality is evident through the lines "We ain't got no swing / Except for the ring of that truncheon thing" as the Metropolitan Police at the time had a truncheon as standard issued equipment. Social criticism also features through references to the effects of casual drug taking: "We ain't got no high / Except for that one with the yellowy eyes". [ original research?] a) "Taken from the Clash's stunning 1979 double album London Calling, the single showcased the band's trademark fusion of reggae bass lines with punk guitar and vocals." Canadian single certifications – Clash – London Calling". Music Canada . Retrieved 23 January 2021. The RS 500 Greatest Songs of All Time". RollingStone. 9 December 2004. Archived from the original on 15 August 2006 . Retrieved 22 November 2007. 15. London Calling, The Clash .


London Calling" was released as the only single from the album in the UK and reached No.11 in the charts in January 1980, [5] becoming at once the band's highest-charting single until " Should I Stay or Should I Go" hit No.1 ten years later. The song did not make the U.S. charts, as " Train in Vain" was released as a single and broke the band in the United States, reaching No.23 on the pop charts.

The band’s third studio album was issued in December 1979 and this campaign recognises this 40th anniversary in tandem with a new exhibition on The Clash and the album being held at the Museum of London later this year. There is no bonus audio at all in these new reissues, so what exactly are we getting…Limited to 1,800 copies, only available at selected Tesco stores as part of a U.K. 'Father's Day' (Sunday 19th June 2016) promotion.

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