18 Nov

The Clash – Rudie Can’t Fail

Apart from the opening bars of champ by the mohawks (and I featured them a little while ago) my commute to work was music free due to work stuff. So I decided that I would pick something from my commute home. When this came on, it was all over.

The Clash need no introduction and neither does this track really. I’m pretty sure aapie has popped a clash track up before as well.

I love this track, from its brilliant use in the brilliant film Grosse Point Blank (which Strummer soundtracked and what a soundtrack it is) to the fact that it is one of the best songs to have a few beers to and sing at the top of your voice. I particularly love the lyrics and the call and response between Strummer and Jones. Cheered me right up when it came on and I was smashing the crap out of the steering wheel in no time.

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