Hackskeptic’s 500 Greatest Songs: The Clash – (White Man) In Hammersmith Palais

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178 – The Clash – (White Man) In Hammersmith Palais (1978)
Written by Joe Strummer and Mick Jones
Produced by Sandy Pearlman and The Clash
Label – CBS

Videographer, DJ and writer Don Letts quoted “What I loved about The Clash was that weren’t apprehensive about tackling reggae.” Given that each member of the band was so heavily influenced by both Afro-Caribbean music and culture, it seems obvious that they would integrate it into their music. What’s so special is that they didn’t lazily copy reggae music, but interpreted it in their own unique style. Others have tried, but none have ever equaled the stunning “(White Man) In Hammersmith Palais.”

 

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37 responses to “Hackskeptic’s 500 Greatest Songs: The Clash – (White Man) In Hammersmith Palais

  1. I. LOVE. THIS. SONG. SO. MUCH. It’s at the very top of my Clash favorites list, mostly because of the evocative imagery and dead-on observations in Joe’s lyrics. “Miiiiiiidnight. To six. Man!”

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