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The Clash, 'Complete Control'

Writers: Mick Jones, Joe Strummer
Producer: Lee "Scratch" Perry
Released: July '79, Epic

The Clash were hardcore reggae fans, so it was natural they would want to work with legendary dub producer Perry. But the resulting single wasn’t dub at all — it was the Clash’s toughest, noisiest punk anthem, with Mick Jones cranking the guitar to ear-bleeding levels. "Complete Control," a U.K. hit in the fall of 1977, was appended to the American version of the band's debut album.

Appears on: The Clash (Epic)


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