THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
294-The Clash-The Call Up.
1980-Number 40 single.
Best Bit-At 0.16.The song opens and closes with a U.S. Marines traditional call and response marching or running song.
The song is about ‘The Draft’ and war in general.It also tells of things that a soldier may miss out on,’There is a rose that I want to live for.’
The Clash(see also best songs 867 and 638) were formed in 1976 and recorded under that name for the next ten years.The original line-up was Joe Strummer who died in 2002,Mick Jones,Paul Simonon and Topper Headon. They are recognised as one of the most influential bands of all time,starting out in the Punk era and widening their style to incorporate Reggae,Rockabilly,Dub and R&B.
Artists who have cited them as an influence include U2 and The Manic Street Preachers.
‘All the young people down the ages,they gladly marched off to die.’
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