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Artist: The Clash

First Release: London Calling

Length: 3:29

Vocals: Mick Jones, Joe Strummer

Themes:

Additional Information:

  • David Mingay (director of 'Rude Boy' movie): "It was written about Ray [Gange] being a drunken idiot, and Joe particularly put that line in: "Drinking Brew for breakfast"." [1]
  • Joe Strummer: "I didn't write it for 'Rude Boy', it was a long time after. We'd had a good summer going to West Indian blues dances and drinking Special Brew for breakfast." [2]
  • live premiere in July 1979 [3]


References:

  1. Chris Salewicz: "Redemption Song - The Ballad Of Joe Strummer" (p.245)
  2. Clash On Broadway booklet (p.51)
  3. [1] Notre Dame Hall, London (5/7/1979)


Rudie Can't Fail
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