Genre:Punk Okokokokook....im not a fan of the Clash, ever since they slagged off the Beatleswith "phony beatlemania" . Im quite convinced this group survives to this day is because the "critics" love them more than the actual public do, and hence the reason why their CD's still sell today.
However, I do like this song and will admit it deserves to be in the 1000 Songs of All Time, albeit number 999.
In 1979, London Calling was sold with a sticker declaring that the Clash were the only band that matters, and they acted as if they believed their own hype. Broadcasting from the middle of the wild-eyed mess that was English punk rock, a milieu that often dismissed idealism as a liability, the band was criticized as being too serious, even too nice, while its peers, the Sex Pistols, were uniformly regarded as the real thing. Twenty-five years later, Sony has expanded this reissue of the group's third album with some raw demo recordings and a DVD of documentary films, even as the basic political nightmares the Clash ripped into on the album have expanded exponentially. Then as now, it would seem that idealism was underrated. London Calling is indeed a serious, ridiculously ambitious punk album that resonates within a largely American history of rebellion -- the lyrics invoke anti-heroes from tough-guy actor Robert Mitchum to gangsta legend Stagga Lee. It was originally underestimated as simply a bridge to reggae, classic rock & roll and pop radio. ~ [Source:Rolling Stone 2004]
Rolling Stone Top 500 Songs ranked this song at (Nope they hated it) and the Album ranked at Number 77
This song has a crowbarred rating of 36.9 out of 108 pts
Welcome to "The Definitive 1000 Songs of All Time 1955 to 2005" & the Mellow Mix Volumes.This site is merely to question Rolling Stone Magazine's Top 500 Songs. Everyone has songs they
like and everyone has dislikes. Remember music is like clothing.. there are many styles,
so why on earth would all people want to wear jockey "Y" fronts???
Oh, & don't forget to RATE the songs. Ta