So when we did the decade challenge a few weeks ago and we talked about three of the best songs from the 70’s… I went with T-Rex Metal Guru, My Sharona by The Knack and Heart of Glass by Blondie. All of those are truly some of my favorite tracks. I have to be honest when I read that day 13 of the 30 Day Music Challenge was a favorite song from the 70’s… I was a bit like …been there … done that. However something came across my Twitter feed that made me realize how to tackle today’s challenge.
So today is International Clash day (google it … it really is) If you go to the the International Clash Day’s webpage they describe the day like this …
This is anti-racist, and anti-fear. This is pro-solidarity, pro-unity, and pro-inclusion. This is a public service announcement with GUITARS.
This is International Clash Day 2019, and all day long, all across the globe, we’re celebrating music as a tool for social consciousness, a band that made it sound so damn good, and an iconic record that still changes lives 40 years later.
We’ll also celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Clash’s masterpiece, and one of the greatest records ever made, London Calling.
Through melody, rhythm, lyrics and attitude, London Calling lays bare a modern world that seems empty and meaningless, and calls on us to wake up and take action. Join us in celebrating London Calling and the Clash’s message of inclusion, multiculturalism, pro-immigration, anti-hate, anti-racism, and anti-fascism. It’s a message that is arguably even more relevant today than it was 40 years ago.
So in honor of International Clash day – I am going to celebrate a song released at the end of the decade that is truly one of my favorites. On day 13 of the 30 Day Music Challenge I give you The Clash – London Calling.
Now it’s your turn … favorite song from the 70’s or maybe your favorite song from The Clash’s legendary album London Calling.