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MUSIC & THE ARTS

Stay Free

By editorial assistant Sandi Toxic

Posted February 07, 2014
single of the month

This week's single of the month is 'Stay Free' by the Clash.


Apparently, so we learnt from Sub Pop's Twitter feed, today (7/2/14) is International Clash Day.

Not sure what to make of that.

Does it represent a genuine outpouring of grassroots emotion for one of the most influential pioneers of UK punk or just some crappy marketing scam to shift a few more copies of London Calling?

Still, it's got to be better than International Boyhole Day, I suppose.


HOW'S IT GOING, STEG?
Either way, here's Stay Free from the band's 1978 album Give 'Em Enough Rope.

Admittedly, there were shitloads of other Clash songs we could've chosen instead but we know that Steg over at Point Blank Poznan likes this one and as we might want to nick a few more articles off him in the not-too-distant we thought it best to keep him sweet.

Don't tell him that, mind.

Anyway, this is a live version, so if you want to hear the studio jobbie, click this link and it'll take you to a vid with lyrics that some faceless corporation wouldn't let us embed here on the Rake & Herald.

The irony was not lost on us.

Anarchy in the UK, John?

Oh no, that was that other lot.

The one with that Sid bloke in it.



The Clash Stay Free (live) by dictys




See also Wasted/Rise Above, posted 21/1/14.



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