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Artist: The Clash

First Release: "Tommy Gun" single (CBS Records, 24/11/1978)

Length: 2:57

Vocals: Mick Jones, Joe Strummer


  • Mick Jones - lead and backing vocals, lead and rhythm guitars, piano
  • Joe Strummer - backing vocals (lead vocals at the end), rhythm guitars, piano
  • Paul Simonon - bass and backing vocals
  • Topper Headon - drums

Additional musician: Gary Barnacle - saxophone


Additional Information:

  • recorded at Marquee Studio (10 Richmond Mews, London W1) in March 1978

  • an early post-London SS/pre-Clash song written in April/May 1976
  • Mick Jones: "It was written just before Joe arrived." [1]
  • Chris Salewicz: "Joe told me that the first song he remembered attempting to play with these new musical allies was '1-2 Crush On You'." [2]
  • according to Pablo Labritain played during the very first Clash rehearsals in June 1976 [3]
  • performed regularly throughout 1976 (with Joe Strummer on vocals), but dropped from the set after Terry Chimes' last Clash gig [4]
  • Joe Strummer: "We dropped it 'cause there was no room for it." [5]
  • last reported performance in November 1978 [6]


  1. "Clash On Broadway" booklet, p.41
  2. Chris Salewicz: "Redemption Song - The Ballad Of Joe Strummer", p.149
  3. "MOJO Classic: The Clash" magazine (2005)
  4. [1] The Coliseum, Harlesden, London (11/3/1977)
  5. [2] "Sounds" magazine (17/6/1978)
  6. [3] Middlesbrough Town Hall (17/11/1978)

1-2 Crush On You
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