Paul Simonon, Japan 1982
by Sho Kikuchi
Mont de Marsan Festival, France, August 5th 1977
The Clash 1978, Rock Against Facism
Joe & Paul
Mick Jones & Paul Simonon, 1978
favorite songs of all time. ever. (35/?)
clampdown by the clash.
Let fury have the hour, anger can be power
Do you know that you can use it?
The song’s lyrics, written by Joe Strummer, refers to the failures of capitalist society. The wearing of the “blue and brown” refers to the color of the uniforms that are mostly worn by workers. This idea goes along with lyrics that refer to “young believers” who are brought and bought into the capital system by those “working for the clampdown” who will “teach with twisted speech.”
Paul Simonon & Mikey Dread
Paul Simonon photographed by Sheila Rock