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Rash Clash Mash In Motor City Bash

Dave DiMartino, Creem, December 1979

JOE STRUMMER and I are sitting in a bar, talking about his band. I ask him about ‘I Fought the Law’ and its relatively unexpected success on American radio. Doesn't he think it odd that the one song promising to break the Clash in America is a tune he didn't even write?

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