A 1977 single by British punk rock band The Clash. Unlike the album, the title song of A1 includes a version that starts with the sound of a siren. The lyrics are said to have been inspired by the riots by black youths at The Notting Hill Carnival in 1976, and are about people carrying out their own "riots" against issues such as poverty and oppression, regardless of their race. Should be agitated. The B-side, "1977," declares, "In 1977, Elvis, the Beatles, and the Stones mean nothing anymore." The cover photo by journalist Caroline Kuhn, also known for her work with The Police, also reflects the song's sense of urgency. A perfect package of the attitude and atmosphere of early punk rock.
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