Happy Birthday (White Man) In Hammersmith Palais

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Happy Birthday (White Man) In Hammersmith Palais

Postby kalowski II: The Revenge » 18 Jun 2018, 15:40

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40 years old.

A fine song despite the dodgy underpinning (white bloke sneers at yer actual black fellas for not being authentic enough).

The B sides better though.
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Re: Happy Birthday (White Man) In Hammersmith Palais

Postby sloopjohnc » 18 Jun 2018, 17:03

I love the song, but don't really love the lyrics - a bit dubious and disingenuous if you ask me.

On tour, the Clash did do some good things - Bo Diddley, Mikey Dread and Big Joe Williams as US tour openers.

Trouble is, all those should have been the headliners over the Clash.

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Re: Happy Birthday (White Man) In Hammersmith Palais

Postby Goat Boy » 18 Jun 2018, 17:48

2nd only to Complete Control.

Magnificent record
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Re: Happy Birthday (White Man) In Hammersmith Palais

Postby The Modernist » 18 Jun 2018, 23:35

What's wrong with the lyrics anyway?
Great track.

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Re: Happy Birthday (White Man) In Hammersmith Palais

Postby Eddie Shah environment » 19 Jun 2018, 15:20

It's pretty good but half the first album is better.
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Re: Happy Birthday (White Man) In Hammersmith Palais

Postby yomptepi » 20 Jun 2018, 11:40

I went to the Dillinger show on that poster. It was chaos.

The song is useless half baked cod reggae. As is everything in that vein attempted by those wankers.
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