The Clash's "London Calling" Is Our Music Video of the Day

Gary Pini

Here's the story behind today's oldie-but-goodie music video, as told in reverse chronological order. Big Audio Dynamite is playing their only U.S. east coast show on Tuesday, April 19, at New York's Roseland Ballroom. B.A.D. was the group formed by Mick Jones and Don Letts after the breakup of The Clash in 1985. London Calling was the third studio album by The Clash and was out in 1979. "London Calling" was also the name of the first track on the double album and the video was directed by Letts. And one more timely factoid about the song: some of the lyrics ( "a nuclear error" "meltdown is expected") refer to the March, 1979, incident at Three Mile Island.

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