“The Sound of Going to Pieces”

“When the Clash’s song “London Calling” was recorded in late 1979, punk rock had already peaked. To jolt the genre, the Clash combined punk with reggae, rockabilly and soul, resulting in one of the era’s most stirring and influential political rock anthems… Recently, the band’s surviving original members Mick Jones, 58, Paul Simonon, 57, and Topper Headon, 58, talked about the song’s birth and development and the story behind the iconic photo on the album’s cover of Mr. Simonon smashing a bass guitar.”

Marc Myers, “The Sound of Going to Pieces: The Clash’s surviving members recount the making of a punk anthem.” Wall Street Journal (“The Sound of Going to Pieces: The Clash’s surviving members recount the making of a punk anthem” (August 29, 2013)

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