"This is radio clash can we get that world to listen?"

I hadn't realized Paul Simonon is on the cover of London Calling. His vocals on "The Guns of Brixton" make the LP. An album I sometimes hear as a twin to Sandinista!, the abrasiveness of early records discarded for political lyrics done in a direct style, reggae producers having the most influence on them into the 1980s, eventually to hip-hop with 1981's "This is Radio Clash."


I'm reading Santiago Gamboa's novel El síndrome de Ulíses (Seix Barral, 2005) which is about a young Colombian writer studying in Paris in the early 1990s, working as a dishwasher, living in a furnished room, drab cityscape and his refusal to return to Bogota.

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