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Artist: The Clash

First Release: The Call Up single (CBS Records, 21/11/1980)

Length: 2:32

Vocals: Joe Strummer


Additional Information:

  • backing track recorded in March 1980 at Electric Lady Studios in New York City [1]
  • vocals and overdubs recorded in August/September 1980 at Wessex Studios [2]
  • Joe Strummer: "I was messing around on the organ, trying to play 'Green Onions', but I couldn't figure out how it went. I got Topper to play along and I just put down this thing [...] I put the lyrics to it at Wessex, just before it became a b-side." [3]


  1. 52 West 8th Street, New York City (NY 10011)
  2. 106A Highbury New Park, London N5
  3. Clash On Broadway booklet (p.58)

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