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Artist: The Clash

Album: Combat Rock, Clash On Broadway, Rat Patrol From Fort Bragg

Length: 3:45, 3:22 (COB mix), 5:12 (Rat Patrol original)

Vocals: Paul Simonon, Mick Jones, Kosmo Vinyl

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Additional Information:

  • A song about the shooting of Guardian AngelFrank Melvin by police officers in Newark, New Jersey in 1981. [1]
  • Three versions of this song exist: the original Rat Patrol recording, which features an entire extra verse compared to the other versions, a shorter version released on Combat Rock without the final verse and with some lyric changes, and a further "edited" version on Clash On Broadway which is around 20 seconds shorter and has an edited ending.
  • Kosmo Vinyl supplies an impression of Robert De Niro's character Travis Bickle from Taxi Driver, reading lines from the film.

References

  1. Clash on Broadway booklet, P.66
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