Now that we've been rambling through the first bits of the 21st century, in the USA you can hear music of The Clash being played in supermarkets, bars, restaurants, drugstores, shoe stores, and on digital radio (as I have recently noticed in all these types of venues). Chances are, you will have heard or will hear one of the following tracks:
"Rock the Casbah"
"Should I Stay or Should I Go?" (performed live on Saturday Night Live at one point)
"Train in Vain"
Chances are, you are not hearing one of the following rather more incendiary tracks in public market places:
"I'm So Bored with the USA"
"Lost in the Supermarket"
"Police on My Back"
In England, there will be a different public set list, though since the internet came of age, such national market differences have become at least a little less distinctive.
(To be continued . . .)
Today's Rune: Wholeness.