London Calling

When it comes to music, I am hopelessly stuck in the 80’s. In my opinion both punk and alternative (New Wave) music were at their peak at this epoch. As such, there are about a dozen songs that kind of rotate as my favorites.

One of them is London Calling by The Clash. Few bands in history had better frontmen than Joe Strummer. His song writing is politically charged, like most good punk music, and has a simple eloquence that resonates with the listener. My favorite line in this song is “phony Beatle mania has bitten the dust.” That simple, seven-word line is so full of angst and says so much about how the hippy 60’s turned into the decade of despair; the 1970’s…