Wednesday, July 6

The Clash - Rudie Can't Fail / Bankrobber / Rockers Galore (1980)

"One thing that always set the Clash apart from the rest of the British punk rock pack was their ability to perform reggae-styled material in an authentic and stylish matter. They used this skill to great effect on their highly varied London Calling album, often crossbreeding it with other musical styles to give it a twist. A good example is 'Rudie Can't Fail,' an exuberant horn-driven number that mixes pop and soul elements in to spice up its predominantly reggae sound. 'Rudie Can't Fail' stays in the social commentary tradition of reggae as it pays tribute to the 'rude boys' who challenged the status quo of their elders during the 1960s. ..."
W - "Rudie Can't Fail", W - "Bankrobber"
Genius - "Rudie Can't Fail", "Bankrobber" (Video)
YouTube: "Rudie Can't Fail", "Bankrobber", "Robber Dub / Rockers Galore"