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The Clash

Ghetto Defendant (4:12)

punk · rock · reggae · 80s

Features Beat poet Allen Ginsberg, who performed the song on stage with the band during the New York shows on their tour in support of the album.

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The Clash - Ghetto Defendant Lyrics


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  • Love Ginsberg.
  • like this
  • One of my favourite clash tracks, particularly on a lyrical level. The imagery it creates "Hungry darkness of living, Who will thirst in the pit?", "forced to watch at the feast, then sweep up the night" Fucking incredible indeed!
  • Fucking incredible track.
  • love
  • Ginsberg sounds a bit like old horror film icon Vincent Price here, great song you know.
  • Beat poet - can we be anymore hipster than that? :P
  • pure win
  • with Straight to Hell, two of the best songs ever, ever. [2]

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