TBT Song of the Day – White Riot, The Clash
In 1977, while the rest of the world was listening to Fleetwood Mac and the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack, four London punks were about to turn the rock music world upside down. The angsty debut single, “White Riot” was a ferociously raw track that grabbed rock fans by the balls and screamed for attention.
The song starts off with a ferocious guitar riff from Mick Jones. Then they toss in some barely discernable vocals from Joe Strummer and we were on our way to history. 1:55 seconds later, and punk rock was defined. Check it out:
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