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Italian single certifications – Clash – London Calling" (in Italian). Federazione Industria Musicale Italiana . Retrieved 2 December 2020. Select "2018" in the "Anno" drop-down menu. Select "London Calling" in the "Filtra" field. Select "Singoli" under "Sezione". 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. 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] London Calling" was recorded at Wessex Studios located in a former church hall in Highbury in North London. This studio had already proved to be a popular location with the Sex Pistols, the Pretenders and the Tom Robinson band. The single was produced by Guy Stevens and engineered by Bill Price. [4] [6] Personnel [ edit ] "London Calling" [ edit ]

The Clash - "London Calling" (Singles Going Steady Classic)". PopMatters. 15 April 2016 . Retrieved 25 February 2020. 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… a b c d Guarisco, Donald A. "London Calling - The Clash - Song Review". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation . Retrieved 15 January 2008.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 . Walker, Rob (15 September 2002). "Brand new Jag". Boston Globe. Archived from the original on 4 October 2002 . Retrieved 31 December 2007. Simpson, Dave (9 January 2020). "The Clash's 40 greatest songs – ranked!". The Guardian . Retrieved 20 February 2022. Thorpe, Vanessa (19 March 2022). "Kyiv calling: famous Clash anthem reborn as call to arms". The Observer . Retrieved 19 March 2022.

The Clash were a band I never thought I could get into. Although, Lost in the Supermarket always left me curious. With its infectious catchiness and clever lyricism, I had a sense that there was something special about this band. 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 offSelected 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.

The song was also used for a 2012 British Airways advertisement, picturing a jet aeroplane taxiing through the streets of London passing numerous landmarks and parking outside the Olympic Stadium. [23] 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.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. a b c d "London Calling by The Clash Songfacts" (PHP). songfacts.com . Retrieved 31 December 2007. [ unreliable source?] London Calling The Clash". The RS 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. RollingStone. 9 December 2004 . Retrieved 22 November 2007. . Joe Strummer later became a DJ for the BBC World Service, on a programme called "Joe Strummer's London Calling". [24] Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992 (Illustrateded.). St. Ives, N.S.W.: Australian Chart Book. p.65. ISBN 0-646-11917-6.

The song fades out with a Morse code signal spelling S-O-S, [9] reiterating the earlier urgent sense of emergency, and further alluding to drowning in the river. In 2007, the 1979 recording of "London Calling" by The Clash on Epic Records was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame. [20] Notable appearances and covers [ edit ] Matrix / Runout (Side C, etched, except C, D stamped, var 5): CL-3-4-A2 CBS-S-CLASH-3-C-2 C timtom D

British single certifications – Clash – London Calling". British Phonographic Industry . Retrieved 4 February 2022. 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. 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. a b "BBC - Radio 2 - Sold On Song - Brits25 - London Calling" (SHTML). Radio 2, Sold On Song. bbc.co.uk . Retrieved 31 December 2007.

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