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Artist: The Clash

First Release: London Calling

Length: 2:08

Vocals: Joe Strummer


  • Joe Strummer - vocal and lead guitar riff
  • Mick Jones - lead guitar solo and rhythm guitar
  • Paul Simonon - bass
  • Topper Headon - drums


Additional Information:

  • a cover version of the song by Vince Taylor and his Playboys [1]
  • Paul Simonon: "'Brand New Cadillac' dates back to that period when Mick and me were living in the squat in Davis Road in Shepherds Bush [2]. The record was lying around in the house, and when Joe met up with us there we used to play it a lot." [3]
  • Topper Headon (on recording the London Calling album): "It was the first track we did." [4]
  • live premiere in July 1979 [5]


  1. b-side to the 7" single "Pledgin' My Love" (Parlophone, April 1959)
  2. in 1976 Jones lived in 22 Davis Road, London W3
  3. Chris Salewicz: "Redemption Song - The Ballad Of Joe Strummer" (p.248)
  4. Clash On Broadway booklet (p.51)
  5. [1] Rainbow Theatre, London (14/7/1979)

Brand New Cadillac
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