Friday, August 15, 2008


I mentioned 'Bankrobber' a few days ago, and the fact it was in my top 10 all time favorite Clash songs. Now I want to talk about 'Magnificent Seven,' which I would definitely place in my top 5 all time favorite Clash numbers. And this is the greatest version I have ever heard, live on TV in 1981. Strummers' lyrics and the delivery are really fantastic and must be the impending influence of NYC hip hop (rap, graffiti, DJ's, etc) culture on the band.  A point of rock n' roll trivia: The 'Magnificent Seven' predates Blondie's rap verses in 'Rapture' (the video of which featured cameos by NYC hip hop scene-makers), by about a year, according to my 'research'.

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