Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Covers Rock (Part 2)

In 1979 and 1980, The Clash became interested in their musical roots so today we've got a couple rockabilly songs, an R&B classic, a ska song and a reggae number.

Pearl Harbour and the Explosions toured with the Clash in 1980 and Pearl Harbour sang these two songs with the Clash on several occasions. She was also married to Paul Simonon

"Brand New Cadillac" was not a Strummer/Jones song but just last month I heard a band call it a Clash song. Sorry Vince.

"The Guns Of Brixton" was inspired by (or borrowed from) Jimmy Cliff's "The Harder They Come".

I always thought that the change up at the beginning of "Wrong 'Em Boyo" was a screw up that was left in the final mix. It's not.

Still more LONDON CALLING tomorrow!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

'Rudie can't fail' is more ska. But lets not argue. I like your site.

4/1/06 3:37 PM  

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