i always figured mick wrote the lyrics for this, but it turns out joe did, possibly with mick in mind, i guess joe probably wrote the lyrics for beyond the pale too (which seem very auto-biographical for mick a well)
Back in my "El Duderino" days (full beard, long curly hair) I was haunting the Snack Isle in my local market, deciding between Oreos and Nutter Butters, when a little girl turned to her mum, tugged on her skirt and said, "Mom, it's Jesus Christ." True story.
This is the vanilla tape version right? the vanilla tapes have some awesome alt takes of London Calling!! Love the clash jams on it and the Black Market Clash lp. Wish they'd release just jams of Clash music from those two lp's and the mini movie which has some extra Clash jams that I believe have yet to be released in any format.......
Worse thing to do is smoke pot and go to the supermarket. The last time I did that, I came home with a can of smoked oysters and a Snicker's with a bite out of it. Still don't know who bit that candy bar. LOL
Great track, just never tire of hearing it. How is it that this band was so short lived? They left so much undone, a mere flash in the pan...... Imagine how much greater they could've been if they could've remained for another 10-15 years.
Instead, we're left with shit merchants like Bon Jovi & Dave Mathews who simply won't go away.... They keep grinding out the cheeze whiz for mass consumption by mindless masses.... How tragic indeed.