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Artist: The Clash

First Release: London Calling

Length: 3:55

Vocals: Joe Strummer, Mick Jones


Additional Information:

  • David Mingay (director of 'Rude Boy' movie, about Joe Strummer's lyrics): "He admitted to me that he had twisted it around from 'As Time Goes By' [1]." [2]
  • live premiere in July 1979 [3]


  1. "It's still the same old story / A fight for love and glory / A case of do or die"
  2. Chris Salewicz: "Redemption Song - The Ballad Of Joe Strummer" (p.245)
  3. [1] Notre Dame Hall, London (5/7/1979)

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