On this day, March 18, back in 1977, the Clash released their first single: White Riot/1977. The Clash are, quite simply, the greatest rock and roll band ever. I’ve made it a point to post on the Clash at least once a month, usually more. And I’ve still got lots of stuff on deck. But two of my most popular Clash posts were Clash Covers A to Z and More Clash Covers A to Z. Unfortunately, A to Z is a a lot of work. (You try thinking of a song for every letter.) I don’t think I have a full alphabet in me anymore.
But here’s what I do have: The leftovers.
The harder they come Joe Strummer with The Long Beach Dub All Stars (jimmy cliff)
I’m So Bored With The USA (Clash) / Intervention-Arcade Fire
Let Me Show You-Michael Hutchence and Joe Strummer (Not a cover)
Long Walk to Freedom-U2 (Joe Strummer cover)
Brand New Cadillac-Wallflowers
Rock the Casbah-Something for Kate
Rock the Casbah-Virginia Coalition
Should I Stay Or Should I Go-All Mighty Senators
Guns of Brixton/Dub Be Good To Me (Clash/Beats International)-The Beautiful Girls