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Rolling Stone’s Top 10 Albums of All Time + Opening Lyrics

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The Clash’s debut album turns 39 years old today!
It was released in 1977 peaking at number 12 in the UK charts, it became the best-selling import album of the year in the US.

Though this album is twice my age I relate to it in many ways and find its songs to still be relevant to the things I have to deal with today, so it’s hard to believe it’s been that long.
Proves how The Clash, their music, and message, are ageless.

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Time Machine Video of the Week

The Clash - White Riot (1977)

Well i am posting this today, as the great Joe Strummer would have been 63 today. Joe was born, John Graham Mellor (21 August 1952 – 22 December 2002) in Ankara Turkey. White Riot was the first single by The Clash, released 18 March 1977. It was also included on the bands debut album The Clash, released 8 April 1977.

R.I.P. Joe, gone but never ever forgotten Reb

White riot - I wanna riot
White riot - a riot of my own
White riot - I wanna riot
White riot - a riot of my own

Black people gotta lot a problems
But they don’t mind throwing a brick
White people go to school
Where they teach you how to be thick

An’ everybody’s doing
Just what they’re told to
An’ nobody wants
To go to jail!

White riot - I wanna riot
White riot - a riot of my own
White riot - I wanna riot
White riot - a riot of my own

All the power’s in the hands
Of people rich enough to buy it
While we walk the street
Too chicken to even try it

Everybody’s doing
Just what they’re told to
Nobody wants
To go to jail!

White riot - I wanna riot
White riot - a riot of my own
White riot - I wanna riot
White riot - a riot of my own

Are you taking over
or are you taking orders?
Are you going backwards
Or are you going forwards?