Posted: April 2, 2008 by dillion in Uncategorized

“The Guns of Brixton” appeared in 1979 on London Calling, the only Clash ditty written and sung by Paul “the cute one” Simonon.  If a man writes only one song, but it is one of the greatest songs ever written, how should we rate his talent?  I dunno, but there’s actually a boxed set devoted to the music of Kansas.

Guns of Brixton-Arcade Fire. Indie death version!

People in the Middle/Guns of Brixton-Spearhead. Pop reggae!

New Year’s Day (U2)/ Guns of Brixton (Clash)-Bedouin Soundclash. Ska!

Guns of Brixton/Jam-Eric McFadden. An extended jam version.
Guns of Brixton-Art Vandelay. The Seinfeld tribute band version!

Guns of Brixton/Dub Be Good To Me-Beautiful Girls. The dream dub version, complete with the Beats International tune that sampled the bassline!

Guns of Brixton-Moe. The strange alt-rock version.

Guns of Brixton-Die Toten Hosen. Acoustic German punk!

Guns of Brixton-Ruder than You. The what-if-Billy-Idol-did-ska version!

Guns of Brixton-Nouvelle Vague. Lounge!

The Guns of Brixton-The Clash. The original! (You Tube link.)

Crystal Frontier/Guns of Brixton-Calexico. The TexMex version.

Guns of Brixton-Jeff Klein. The shouting-in-the-background, I-wish-I-were-Nick-Cave version!

What’s Your Number-Cypress Hill. The hijacked by rap version!

Guns of Brixton-Bandits. The one with the Jerry Garcia-ish solo!

Guns of Brixton-Dropkick Murphys. The Scotpunk version!

Guns of Brixton-Me and My Guitar Player. (You Tube link). Two kids you’ll never hear of again!

Return to Brixton-The Clash. The sequel is never quite as good. Remember when Jay-Z rapped over a song from “Oliver!” after he did “Hard Knock Life”?

  1. vinny says:

    is there a hip hop version about cocaine? lol im really ttrying to find it

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