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White youth, black youth Better find another solution Why not phone up Robin Hood And ask him for some wealth distribution. I'm the all night drug-prowling wolf Who looks so sick in the sun I'm the white man in the Palais Just lookin' for fun.
White Man) In Hammersmith Palais. (White Man) In Hammersmith Palais" is a song by the English punk rock band The Clash. It was originally released as a 7-inch single, with the b-side "The Prisoner", on 16 June 1978 through CBS Records.
The "Hammersmith Palais de Danse" was a famous music venue in Hammersmith, London, that hosted, among numerous others, The Sex Pistols, David Bowie, The Cure or The Rolling Stones. It was shut down on April 1 2007; the final gig was played by post-punk band The Fall. Joe Strummer is the "white man" in this song. He also takes a spiteful dig at The Jam, who in 1977 had broken out and were threatening The Clash's popularity, accusing them essentially of selling out and trying to go for style to achieve better sales ("Burton suits, hah, you think it's funny? Turning rebellion into money"). The Clash were clearly quite nervous about recording the song, as it was a massive step into the unknown for them - unlike with "Police and Thieves," this was a heavily reggae-influenced track both written AND recorded by a white rock group.
The Clash song "(White Man) In Hammersmith Palais", inspired by Joe Strummer and Don Letts attending a reggae all-nighter at the venue; Strummer also managed to get thrown out one Thursday afternoon for gaining entry without permission. The Ian Dury and the Blockheads song "Reasons to be Cheerful, Part 3. .
White Man) In Hammersmith Palais Lyrics. White Man) In Hammersmith Palais is found on the album The Clash
Watch the video for (White Man) in Hammersmith Palais from The Clash's The Essential Clash for free, and see the artwork, lyrics and similar artists. The song was later added to the American version of the band's debut album The Clash sandwiched between the single version of "White Riot" and "London's Burning". Inspiration and composition. Stiff Little Fingers.
White man) in Hammersmith Palais Single. 2. The Prisoner Lyrics. About (White man) in Hammersmith Palais Single. White man) in Hammersmith Palais Single Q&A. Show all albums by The Clash.
Clash City Rockers" (1978). (White Man) In Hammersmith Palais" (1978). In December 2003, the British music magazine UNCUT ranked "(White Man) In Hammersmith Palais" number one on their "The Clash’s 30 best songs" list. The list was chosen by a panel including former band members Terry Chimes, Mick Jones, and Paul Simonon. White Man) In Hammersmith Palais – The Clash (The Clash (US), 1979). On this day in music history: April 8, 1977 - The Clash, the debut album by The Clash is released. Produced by Mickey Foote, it is recorded at CBS Studios in London and National Film and Television School in Beaconsfield, UK from February 10 - 27, 1977. Many of the songs are written while The Clash are living in a council flat in NW London being rented by Mick Jones’ grandmother.
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