Sunday, October 04, 2009

Artists mentioned in the Clash's "White Man in Hammersmith Palais"

One of the Clash's finest moments was "White Man in Hammersmith Palais," a 1978 UK single that also appeared on the re-sequenced 1979 US issue of their self-titled debut. The beginning of the song was inspired by a reggae show Joe Strummer attended (and was disappointed in) and mentions three arists who performed. The song goes on to make serious, poetic social commentary, including the now common phrase, "Turning rebellion into money." While even a casual Clash fan (can there be sucha thing?) knows "White Man," most probably aren't familiar with the three artists whose names appear in the lyrics, so here they are along with this Clash classic.

The Clash:


Leroy Smart:

Delroy Wilson:

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Blogger taotechuck said...

This is all cool, but I'm more into Burning Spear.

8:55 AM  

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