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According to the Rock The Casbah Songfacts, Clash Drummer Topper Headon wrote the music and the original lyrics. Vocalist Joe Strummer then decided to take Headon's lyrics in a different direction, to tell the story of an Arab ruler (the Shereef) who hates music, but is defied by the citizens . According to former Clash co-manager Kosmo Vinyl, Headon's original words were a filthy ode to his girlfriend. Vinyl recalled to Rolling Stone: "He had really pornographic lyrics for it if… read more


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  • Avatar for whoisqarlos
    rock on!!!!!
  • Avatar for Angel_Blue-
  • Avatar for kikofilip
    Lock the taskbar, Lock the taskbar!
  • Avatar for Disvisonpunk86
    One my favorites <3 such a sexy boogie song ;D ROCK THE CASBAH!
  • Avatar for HayleighRayment
    Sherry must have figured it was a summer baby and there's a Cornish pasty before going home with them while eating prawn Ra gyrate retrieve the summer clothes are not the one that was
  • Avatar for Alin_
    i swear, this one never gets old :D
  • Avatar for passport90
    London Calling is their best album. This is their best song.
  • Avatar for Cure1980
    One of my favorit bands when i change from Punx into Mod Cult.,..-
  • Avatar for oskarchucky
    Shall we eat a nice tree? Lock the Caspar, lock the Caspar!
  • Avatar for Randall-Flagg
    The Shareef has no clue.

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