Thursday, July 28, 2005

My Favourite CD's - 2nd in a Series


This is another album I would listen to when out for a run. Ok it provides a bit of a contrast when running in the peace and quiet of leafy Suffolk lanes but it provides great motivation and is guranteed to make you run 10 seconds faster a mile!

One of the great English punk bands. I bought this album in 1977. I saw them twice once up in London and a second time surprisingly in Bury St Edmunds at the Corn Exchange in about 1978-79. This is still my favourite Clash Album it contains more of the energy from their live performances. It is quite a raw guitar album apart from the Police and Thieves reggae track from Junior Marvin which received great aclaim. The front cover is a picture taken from a shot at Camden market.

Track Listing

1. Janie Jones
2. Remote Control
3. Im so bored with the USA
4. White Riot
5. Hate and War
6. Whats my name
7. Deny
8. Londons Burning
9. Career Opportunities
10. Cheat
11. Protext Blues
12. Police and Thieves
13. 48 Hours
14. Garageland

Career Opportunities

The offered me the office, offered me theshopThey said I'd better take anything they'd gotDo you wanna make tea at the BBC?Do you wanna be, do you really wanna be a cop?Career opportunities are the ones that never knockEvery job they offer you is to keep you out the dockCareer opportunity, the ones that never knock.I hate the army an' I hate the R.A.F.I don't wanna go fighting in the tropical heatI hate the civil service rulesAnd I won't open letter bombs for youBus driver....ambulance man....ticket inspectorThey're gonna have to introduce conscriptionThey're gonna have to take away my prescriptionIf they wanna get me making toysIf they wanna get me, well, I got no choice.

The Band - Joe Strummer , Mick Jones, Paul Simonon and Topper Headon.


  1. Listening to Janie Jones alone would ensure a couple of back to back 5 minute miles.

  2. The I'm so bored with the USA track was a real contridicton, the Clash loved America they spent so much time over in the States.

    Cheers Jack


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