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Artist: The Clash

First Release: unreleased


Vocals: Joe Strummer

Themes: Anti-reggae mimickry

Additional Information:

  • correct title confirmed by Paul Simonon: "We even wrote a song about it called Dig a Hole: 'Dig a hole, bury your guitars, dig some reggae but don't play any.'" [1]
  • mistitled as "Deadly Serious" or "Going To The Disco" on live bootlegs

  • written during the initial rehearsals June-August 1976
  • performed at the band's very first public London gig in August 1976 [2]


  1. [1] The Guardian (3/11/2006)
  2. [2] Screen On The Green, London (29/8/1976)

Dig a Hole
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