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"Clampdown" is a single and a song by The Clash from their album London Calling. The song began as an instrumental track called "Working and Waiting". It is sometimes called "Working for the Clampdown" which is the main lyric of the song, and also the title provided on the album's lyric sheet. Its lyrics comment on people who forsake the idealism of youth and urges young people to fight the status quo.

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"Clampdown" was written by Joe… read more

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  • Avatar for Disvisonpunk86
    great song <3
  • Avatar for nick_honest
    great song
  • Avatar for JakeyWHFC
    Topper unstoppable
  • Avatar for alefspfc
    awesome
  • Avatar for agent_laszlo
    another example of Topper's impeccable drumming... yay!
  • Avatar for southstarmusic
    an old favourite :)
  • Avatar for wretched-one
    to think I never used to like this!
  • Avatar for johnplaysuke
    Nineteen sterling songs in a row; a perfect album.
  • Avatar for Maraz160
    Classic! Probably my favorite Clash song.
  • Avatar for wycedriver
    Is this the demo version? Maybe the special edition 25th anniversary version? Still a great song/album.

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